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This Is a Hobby?

Date produced: 1958

Filmmaker(s):

John R. Kibar

Evelyn Kibar

Description:

"An amateur film made by and starring the husband and wife duo, John & Evelyn Kibar. The Kibars are on a search for a hobby, and decide upon filmmaking. A domestic mishap by Mrs. Kibar results in their film being edited incorrectly. Title cards displaying dialogue are dispersed throughout the film." Chicago Film Archives


Behind the Scenes at Central Cinematographers

Date produced: 1963

Filmmaker(s):

Margaret Conneely

Description:

"A silent documentary that follows a group from Central Cinematographers as they view, discuss and shoot films. The process of filmmking becomes transparent as the actors are seen alongside the equipment that lights and films them as well as the large number of people that are needed to prepare for a scene." Chicago Film Archives


Grunts and Groans: Screen Adaption of the Man on the flying Trapeze

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Herbert Miller

Description:

"A humorous film about group exercises and volleyball at the Turnverein gymnasium, Portland, Oregon. Produced by "Miller Picture Corruption Ink" under the auspices of the Amateur Cinema League, probably as a Christmas present for Miller's friends. Appearing: Members of the Portland Turnverein." Oregon Historical Society


Bill’s Bike

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

William Steuber

Description:

"An experimental film about a boy owning a bicycle and learning the proper safety rules on the road." Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research


Under the Kurrajong

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Don Featherstone

Description:

"Under the Kurrajong tells the story of a professional man who takes a day off to enjoy his favorite avocation, painting, in the nearby woods. Deep in the forest be stumbles upon an old grave and from the inscription he imagines the action that might have taken place more than a half century before" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 34.


Plane Doings

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Leonard Bauer

Description:

"One must enjoy a great deal of fun in building and flying the midget airplanes. Not the rubber-band motors, but the real one-cylinder petrol engine with radio control. We witness the construction and flying of the miniature craft" PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 42.


Of Kings and Queens

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

C. Lawrence

Description:

"Of Kings And Queens: This Kodachrome entry endeavors to explain the game of chess to a little girl watching it being played by her father and a friend. Moving in close to the chess board, the camera shows in detail the various chess men and their relation to the game, as an off-stage voice explains this relationship to the girl. C. Richmond Lawrence employed his Bolex H-16 camera with great skill in photographing this film, and the narration on the sound track is of high calibre." American Cinematographer, May. 1951, 192.


Remote Control

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Louis W. Bleser

Description:

"Among the films awarded honorable mention is Remote Control, by Louis W. Bleser, ACL, which gives a fine cinematic exposition of the activities of a train despatcher, by means of an unusually well equipped miniature railway system. Here the technical problem is especially important, calling for closeup studies of the first quality, the aim being so to light and photograph the subject that there would be a semblance of realism. In effecting this result, the use of well chosen titles and fine editing played no small part. Such a film as this upholds the maxim that "cinematics begin at home." " Movie Makers, Dec. 1933, 522.