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Date produced: 1933


Frank H. Demarest




1 reel (200 ft)





Sound Notes:



ACL Ten Best 1933
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1934 - Educational
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1934 - Equipment Prize, Bell & Howell, Merchandise to the value of $75
Eighth Annual Little Movie Party, 1937


"This picture was a finely photographed record of water from the ocean to the clouds and back to the ocean again through its various stages. His photography rated high." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1934, 377.

"The one reel film, Water, is a pleasant blending of plan and montage. In it, Howard Demarest, ACL, has traced what may be termed the life cycle of water — from its restless abundance in the great oceans, its radiant journey to banking clouds, the return in rainfall, until, through the coursing of streams and rivers, it blends once more in the sea. Parts of this great, natural continuity Mr. Demarest had on film before the present picture was definitely conceived. Other parts he made following the conception, sometimes to fill it out, again to improve it with retakes. In all these deftly integrated sequences his photography is consistently crisp, sparkling and steady. In many of the scenic views it approaches perfection in beauty of composition and lighting. Attractive and well worded titles round out a piece of work that is definitely superior." Movie Makers, Dec. 1933, 522.


Discussed by Demarest in "Making a Film About Water" (Movie Makers, July 1938, 352, 364).

American Cinematographer identifies this film as The Story of Water, while Movie Makers simply identifies it as Water.





  • Screened by the Bergen County Cinema Club in 1934: Englewood, N.J.
  • Screened by the Medford Amateur Movie Club in 1935: Medford, OR
  • Screened by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in October of 1935: New York City, N.Y.
  • Eighth Annual Little Movie Party, 1937: Salle des Artistes, New York, N.Y.

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