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Lenses and Their Uses

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Description:

"On use of camera lenses to produce desired photographic effect. Demonstrates functions of different lenses." National Archives.


Exposure and Exposure Meters

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Description:

"On methods and devices used to make correctly exposed pictures. Explains use of photo-electric cell exposure meters." National Archives.


Common Mistakes and Their Correction

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Description:

"On camera techniques. Illustrates poor photographic scenes, what caused them, and how to avoid them." National Archives.


Surprise! Surprise! The Woodleys

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

Charles Woodley

Description:

"Film about a surprise party at the Woodley residence." Library and Archives Canada.


My Entry: Movie Contest

Date produced: 1948

Filmmaker(s):

Charles Woodley

Description:

"This film shows Charles Devenish Woodley making a film." Library and Archives Canada.


Running Gag, The

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Jack S. Grassick

Charles Woodley

Description:

"Film about how to make films." Library and Archives Canada.


Schizo

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

Barclay Shaw

Description:

The noted female impersonator Charles Pierce is invited to visit to the home of Norma Desmond (of Sunset Boulevard [Billy Wilder, 1950]).


Alexander Black: Grandfather of Picture Plays

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Alexander Black

Malcolm Black

Description:

"A family collaboration between Alexander Black and his son Malcolm, this film frames an excerpt from Adolph Zukor's 1919 Paramount Screen Magazine film The evolution of the picture play, made on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Black's first picture play performances, with 1938 Kodachrome footage of Alexander Black addressing the camera and reading a 1919 letter from Zukor affirming Black's status as a cinema pioneer." UC Berkeley Library.


Super Colossal Production, A

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

Comedic short film about an amateur movie club called Super Colossal Pictures.


Welcome San Francisco Movie Makers

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Frank S. Zach

Description:

"Welcome San Francisco Movie Makers opens with a montage of classic San Francisco sights, setting the backdrop for the first meeting of the San Francisco Movie Makers Club. After an introduction of the club’s members and its activities, filmmaker Dr. Frank S. Zach, along with his wife Helga, proceeds to demonstrate the proper use of 8mm and 16mm cameras and film sound recording techniques. Shot, scripted, edited, hand titled and over dubbed with music by Dr. Zach, this film seeks to encourage, teach, and recruit image makers." centerforhomemovies.org


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