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Caperucita y el cineísta [Little Red Riding Hood and the filmmaker]

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Eloy González Gavilán

Description:

El filme comienza con una mujer lavando sus manos y arreglando su cabello, después pone plantas en una canasta y camina felizmente por un sendero en el que recoge algunas flores. Un hombre (el cineasta) prepara su cámara en medio del campo, cuando de repente ve a la mujer y empieza a filmarla a la distancia. Después de varias tomas, el hombre se acerca a la mujer y habla con ella, para después irse juntos a un lugar más poblado. Cuando el cineasta deja su cámara y equipo en una banca, un grupo de gente sale de un edificio para perseguirlo con palos y horcas.

The film begins with a woman washing her hands and fixing her hair, she then takes some plants and a basket and walks happily through a path where she picks up some flowers. A man (the filmmaker) in the middle of the countryside is preparing his camera, when suddenly he sees the woman and starts making shots from a distance. After several shots the man approaches the woman talks to her and they leave together towards a more populated place. While the filmmaker leaves his camera and equipment on a bench, a group of people step out of a building to chase him with sticks and pitchforks.


Outing of the Dachau Amateur Film Club, 1943

Date produced: 1943

Description:

"This outing was shot by a baker who supplied bread to Dachau concentration camp. . . . Another title reads: 'Der Ausflug des BDFA, 1943' [Outing of the amateur film club, 1943]." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


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.


Spy Scoop, The

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

A group of children who film newsreels attempt to track down an escaped Nazi agent in their community.


Sid Saga, The

Date produced: 1985

Filmmaker(s):

Sidney N. Laverents

Description:

"Subtitled 'A Journey Through the Scrapbook and the Memories of Sid Laverents,' Saga is an oddball epic of amateur filmmaking — an oral history of one man's 20th century illustrated with family photos, various drawings and clippings and 16mm footage. Laverents recounts his past as if enthusiastically telling a tall tale to a child: Digressions and exaggerations pile on until they accrue into moments of acutely honest reflection on personal relations and historical events." LA Weekly.


Making of Dinosaur Dream, The

Date produced: 1995

Filmmaker(s):

Sidney N. Laverents

Charlotte Laverents

Description:

Documentary film chronicling the background and production of Dinosaur Dream (1995), which Sid Laverents made in his late-80s with assistance from his wife, Charlotte.


Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra, The

Date produced: 1927

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Florey

Slavko Vorkapich

Description:

"Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich created one of the most creative (particularly in light of its reputed $97 budget) and bleakest of the early avant-garde films. Photographed by Gregg Toland, who would become best known for his work on "Citizen Kane," the film is the time-worn tale of a movie extra (Jules Raucort) marginalized by one casting director after another until he's seen only as a number symbolically appearing on his forehead. The ultra simplistic sets and props, made of toys and cardboard buildings projected like shadows, help to create intricate German Expressionistic cityscapes reminiscent at times of "Metropolis." " National Film Registry.


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


Shots and Angles

Date produced: 1956

Description:

"Film is a documentary on how to perform certain special effects in motion picture film. Film shows Toronto Movie Club members creating a double exposure, a humorous illusion, animation; shooting with a mirror and reversing motion" Archives of Ontario.


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