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Harvests of the Forest

Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

H. A. Burnford

Description:

"Burnford's picture was not only good from the documentary angle, but was very well photographed. It showed the lumbering industry in England starting with the felling of trees and then through the mills and then to the things built of wood, showing the most dramatic incidents." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1937, 73.


Ry-Lock

Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

E. G. Thompson

Description:

"'Ry-Lock,' a most unusual subject produced by E. G. Thompson, of Oakland, California. Apparently, Mr. Thompson is either connected with a lock manufactory, or in a position to know a great deal about this work through friends or relatives in the business. At any rate, he combined cinephotography and lockmaking to produce an usually interesting film of considerable pictorial merit. He took the making of a lock as his subject, and followed its evolution from the raw materials and blueprint through all of the processes of manufacture and assembly, up to the finished product, inserted in a door and ready for use." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1934, 415.


Milk, Its Production and Pasteurization

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

A. C. Baxter

Description:

"To make clear the entire course of sanitary milk production, from pasture to home table, the State of Illinois Department of Public Health, in Springfield, Ill., is using a two reel, 16mm. film entitled Milk, Its Production and Pasteurization. Produced by Dr. A. C. Baxter, ACL, assistant director of public health, the film presents in interesting and informative sequences the modern technique of dairy farming and the relation of the department to it." Movie Makers, June 1934, 262.


Building a Bakery 1930 : Harvesting and Baking

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Dent Harrison

Description:

"The construction of the POM (Pride of Montreal) Bakery in Montreal. Some commercial harvesting footage with baking at POM." (LAC description)


Nature’s Submarines

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"Marine mammals of the Pacific Coast: sea lions, sea otters, fur and harbour seals, porpoises, killer whales. Also: Indian whaling techniques; whaling ship Westwhale; processing of whale carcasses at Coal Harbour whaling station." (BC Archives)

Film includes some footage provided to Dr. Carl by the Western Whaling Corporation.


Fabulous Gulf Coast, The (Part 2)

Date produced: 1954

Filmmaker(s):

Julian Gromer

Description:

"2 part edited footage of a road trip along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the border of Mexico. Includes much natural scenery, often from a moving car, but also documents visits to the Tabasco factory and two ranches. A woman also evokes the Longfellow poem, Evangeline, by taking a wistful walk." Chicago Film Archives


Columbia River Adventure (Part 2)

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

Julian Gromer

Description:

"Edited travelogue footage of a trip down the Columbia River. Along with scenic views, industrial processes are documented such as harvesting grain, canning salmon, making plywood and the factory production of sweaters." Chicago Film Archives


Columbia River Adventure (Part 1)

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

Julian Gromer

Description:

"Edited travelogue footage of a trip down the Columbia River. Along with scenic views, industrial processes are documented such as harvesting grain, canning salmon, making plywood and the factory production of sweaters." Chicago Film Archives


Canada Coast to Coast (Part 1)

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

Julian Gromer

Description:

"2 part edited travelogue film beginning in Ontario and working west to British Columbia, documenting the resources, landscape and recreation of Canada. Includes a large amount of natural scenery, but also diverse events such as fishing, a rodeo and water sports. Also gives a look into factories and resorts." Chicago Film Archives


Commercial Salmon Trolling off the British Columbia Coast

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

George J. Alexander

Description:

"The coho and spring salmon trolling industry of Vancouver Island's west coast. Includes footage of boats, types of tackle, catching and cleaning fish, buying stations, delivery to the wharf, etc. The packer Co-Operator II is shown." (BC Archives)
The film was shot between 1941 and 1946.
Additional credit: "Produced by the British Columbia Provincial Fisheries Dept."
Additional credit: "This picture was produced with the kind co-operation of the Kyoquot Trollers Co-operative Association."


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