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Burnford pictured via AFANA.

Paul Burnford

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American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1935 - Documentary
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1935 - Equipment Prize, B&H
IAC Film Collection, East Anglian Film Archive


Moods of Nature (1934)



Biographical Notes:

From London, England. "Paul Burnford produced or directed over 100 academic films, on subjects ranging from zoology, to history, to art. His films have probably been seen by the majority of the population that attended U.S. elementary and secondary schools in North America since 1960." AFANA.

Burnford wrote a book titled Filming for Amateurs (1948).

Bibliographic Resources:

See a biography of Paul Burnford via the Academic Film Archive of North America. AFANA also lists an extensive Burnford filmography. See also, 'Paul Burnford' on IMDb and BFI.

Burnford and his films are also listed under "Filmmakers of the First American Avant-Garde" in Jan-Christopher Horak's Lovers of Cinema: The First American Film Avant-Garde 1919-1945.