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Tree Portraits

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

William M. Harlow

Description:

'This film presents a revelation of the beauty and colorful activity of the trees of New York State. Beautiful time-lapse pictures show the emerging buds, leaves, and flowerings on the trees. The identifying features on tree branches, flowers, fruit, and bark are shown, utilizing time-lapse photography to show the moving detail," via SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


Trees: How to Know Them

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

William M. Harlow

Description:

"This color film, released in partnership with the International Film Bureau Inc., presents the identifying features of trees as they change through the seasons. The bud and leaf scars of the deciduous broad-leaved trees are examined, as well as the distinguishing features of their bark. The cones and needles of the narrow-leaved evergreens are also described and compared. Extensive time-lapse photography shows the emergence of new leaves and flowers as spring arrives. Size, shape, and the arrangement of the buds and leaves on the twig are presented as ways of distinguishing and identifying trees, " via SUNY College of Environmental Science and Foresty.


Along Utah Trails

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

L. Clyde Anderson

Description:

"Along Utah Trails shows Utah scenery, including Hayden's Peak and Mirror Lake." University of Utah Marriott Library.


Roundabout to Maybee

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

Charles E. Phillips

Description:

"Film is mostly animated featuring toy cars and trucks on paper roads with paper trees. The highlights of the film are a roundabout, which is a type of circular intersection and signs which have more than one meaning. The film also includes a human man and woman who seem to be driving one of the cars" Archives of Ontario.


[Edwards Gardens]

Date produced: 1964

Description:

"Film features trees and leaves, ducks, water, a statue, 2 women wearing coats, a bridge and some house-like structures. The garden was filmed in the spring/summer and fall" Archives of Ontario.


Long May We Cherish

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Tommy Walker

Description:

This film was produced at some time in the 1950s.


There Was a Tramp

Date produced: 1967

Description:

"There Was a Tramp has, at first fade-in, a similarity to other tramp pictures, but the life breathed into the main character is what brings this film out of the ordinary and sets it apart from the rest. The story line becomes almost secondary to the acting of the tramp and his portrayal" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 36.


How Pine Trees Reproduce

Date produced: 1964

Filmmaker(s):

William M. Harlow

Description:

"How Pine Trees Reproduce has some exciting scenes and some little known information on a subject few of us know much about. It could be a dull film, but Dr. Harlow's skill with camera and scissors has produced a most informative result" PSA Journal, Sept. 1964, 51.


Sugar Maple, The

Date produced: 1962

Filmmaker(s):

Helen Webb-Smith

Description:

"As the snow begins to melt, the sugar maple begins to raise some of the water thru its roots. The rising water picks up a small amount of sugar to feed the tree in its new growth. We have learned how to rob the tree of some of this sweet water which we call sap. We boil off the excess water, leaving a syrup-maple syrup. The picture presents the story of gathering the sap and the reduction to syrup. A sweet subject and nicely handled" PSA Journal, Oct. 1962, 36.


Moods of Nature

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Paul Burnford

Description:

"'Moods of Nature' by Paul Brunford, recently won a prize in the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers' contest in England. Not only does Brunford show a fine sense of rhythm, but a keen eye for composition and a splendid sense of cutting and dramatic values in nature. This picture merely deals with a storm arising and then subsiding. Brunford uses both water and earth to show this. The smashing waves, bending trees and waving wheatfields combine to create his drama. His photography however, is something for which he is to be especially congratulated." American Cinematographer, Jan. 1936, 24.


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