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Carousel

Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Louis B. Grenier

Description:

"Carousel is a colorful film that takes us on today's merry-go-round through an excellent editing job and the use of music. This 3 1/2 minute work of art is by Louis Grenier of Chicago" PSA Journal, Nov. 1969, 57.


Casey At The Bat

Date produced: 1956

Description:

"A picturization of the famous poem of the same name. The film is cut to fit the stanzas of the poem and the final scene is Mudville's despair as the mighty Casey struck out." PSA Journal, Nov. 1956, 45.


Central America

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

H. Lee Hansen

Description:

Kodachrome travelogue showing life and culture in Guatemala and Panama.


Century of Progress

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Herbert H. Johnson

Description:

"Among the ten best, Century of Progress, in Kodacolor, by Herbert H. Johnson, ACL, is a striking illustration of the degree of perfection that color motion picture photography has attained. Its studied angles and dignified composition are augmented by excellent photography. Mr. Johnson paid careful attention to the very important point of exact exposure in relation to color value and, as a result, brought a new version of the Fair to the one who had never seen it in color before. By taking plenty of time he was able to single out the best camera positions and wait for the lighting that was most favorable. The excellent handling of the camera brought a sense of intimacy to each scene. The film's only fault is an excessive use of lap dissolves which detracted somewhat from the smoothness of the continuity." Movie Makers, Dec. 1933, 499.


Century of Progress, A

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Edmund Zacher

Description:

"A Century of Progress, the one reel record of the Fair in Kodacolor, by Edmund Zacher, II, ACL, is distinguished by the freshness of its dramatic treatment rather than by the faultless excellence of technique. In this latter field, Mr. Zacher, choosing to experiment along relatively unblazed color trails (slow motion, night photography, dissolves, etc.) has on occasion made slight errors, a fact which he himself is the first to admit. Dramatically, however, his film is a joy and a delight, replete with human interest, unhurried but unflagging in its presentation of the Fair from ever fresh viewpoints." Movie Makers, Dec. 1933, 523.


Charlotte’s Balloon Ride

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Sidney N. Laverents

Charlotte Laverents

Description:

Film showing Charlotte Laverents on a balloon ride. The film shows the balloon's flight through still photographs that Charlotte took while on the balloon.


Children of Africa

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Virginia Garner

Description:

"Documentary: Depicts lives of children in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroon." National Archives.


Children’s Garden Library, The

Date produced: 1945

Filmmaker(s):

Gertrude E. McGill

Arthur R. Cann

Description:

"During the 1940s, Mrs. Gertrude McGill ran the Children's Garden Library in the garden of her home at 1170 Tattersall Drive in Victoria. Open to children aged 4 to 12, this program aimed to improve reading habits and instill citizenship. It is seen as the beginning of cooperative preschools on Vancouver Island.

"Amateur film. Part 1 shows a day's activities at the Children's Garden Library, including games, calisthenics, playground equipment, dancing, and reading and storytelling at the "Book House". Part 2 shows the children participating in May 24 celebrations at Beacon Hill Park, which includes a May Queen pageant, maypole dancing, and activities honouring the "Queen of Health", the "Queen of Music", the "Queen of Drama", the "Queen of Race Friendship" and the "Queen of Art". A mothers' study group, and the toymakers' group, are also shown." (BC Archives)


China’s Gifts to the West

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Dan Lindsay

Description:

"In China's Gifts to the West, we have what may be termed a tour de force of cinematic cutting. The most interesting part of the film is made up of a series of beautifully composed and photographed "stills," but the duration of each of these shots is so carefully timed that the entire sequence is fused into a relationship which conveys a distinct impression of cinematic motion — perhaps not "motion" in the ordinary sense of physical activity, but rather the deeper and more fundamental activity of the mind as it contemplates, one after the other, the various ideas which make up the unity of a conception. This has been accomplished by Mr. Space in his excellent choice of illustrations, which are projected into the mind in exactly the right order and appearance. Beside this purely cinematic achievement, the maker of the film is to be congratulated on his excellent taste in selecting and displaying objects of art to the best advantage. The photographic technique employed in producing closeups and ultra closeups of fabrics, china and other materials is undeniably pretty close to perfection." Movie Makers, Dec. 1936, 551-552.

"A Chinese and an American boy find China's products in the latter's home." The Educational Screen, Jan. 1946, 23.


CNE

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

R. W. Williamson

Description:

"Film depicting people at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto." Library and Archives Canada.


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