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Holiday with the Heavers

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

W. Lynwood Heaver

Description:

"Holiday with the Heavers is one of those rare films that display sincere artistic sensitivity that is manifestly not the product of technical skill nor the "slick" application of the rules of composition and film planning. It is a picture that promises that its maker — Dr. W. Lynwood Heaver — with more cinematic experience, might produce the finest type of amateur motion picture. Holiday with the Heavers is not a record of a family jaunt, as its title would imply. Rather, it is a scenic study of fall, enlivened by the presence of a three year old who investigates a park and explores the autumn leaves. Included in the film are beautiful and eerie shots of the late fall, effective silhouettes and charming closeups of the small actor." Movie Makers, Dec. 1943, 478.


Hook, Line and Slickers

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Franklin Skeele

Description:

"A record of a summer trip with humorous twists." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1936, 73.


If Summer Comes

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

C. W. Aldred

Description:

"If Summer Comes. "What does summer mean to you?" asks the narrator. It means different things to different people, but in this poetic film he describes what summer means to him – fishing, walking through the woods, filling his pockets with crabapples, searching for little animals by the stream, and so on. A nostalgic little study, smoothly carried out" PSA Journal, Sept. 1965, 50.


Impressions of Autumn

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Glen H. Turner

Description:

"Color film featuring scenes of fall in Utah." Church History Library.


Indian Summer

Date produced: 1947

Filmmaker(s):

Bert Seckendorf

Description:

"'Indian Summer,' properly may be termed a poem on film. Bert Seckendorf took his camera into the great outdoors one autumn day and photographed many beautiful autumnal scenes which he then skillfully knit together in a smooth flowing pictorial continuity. Scenes of colorful autumn foliage, falling leaves, blue Indian Summer skies, lazy rivulets carrying tiny sailboats of leaves toward the sea -all add up to an impressive ten minutes of screen entertainment. Seckendorf photographed this picture with a Cine Special and Kodachrome film." American Cinematographer, Apr. 1950, 146.


Just Nancy

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

Helen Webb-Smith

Description:

"Nancy tells and shows in a series of five flashbacks what impressed 12 year old Nancy most during her summer vacation. Many a family vacation film ends with the unpacking of the car and bringing in the suitcases. That is where this little vacation film begins. As Nancy unpacks her bag she looks at the things she has brought home and they remind her of her summer's events–boating, woodgathering and the removal of a splinter from grandfather's hand, the milkweed plants and the monarch caterpillar, swimming, a picnic, feeding the birds, and playing with other girls her own age. This is decidedly different from the ordinary travel film, and much of its charm comes from the voice of a young Nancy as she narrates the film. It won the MPD Travel Film Award" PSA Journal, Sept. 1965, 50-51.


Little Girl

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

Glen H. Turner

Description:

"Glen Turner might take a cue from "Gigi" and "Thank Heaven for little girls" with curly hair and their interesting mud pies. With teddy bear and dog, she does for a walk. En route we view the ducks, geese and other farm animals. The trees display their fall wardrobe to add to the delight of a walk in the woods. Soon the dog realizes they have gone too far from home and he goes back for Mother. Soon we return to the little girl asleep admidst the golden leaves. An enjoyable picture of things little girls like to do" PSA Journal, Nov. 1958, 46-47.


Long May We Cherish

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Tommy Walker

Description:

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


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.


Nature’s Drop In The Bucket

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

Allen R. Powell

Description:

"Making maple syrup in the Amish sections around Cleveland, Ohio. An owl and a raccoon symbolize nature and tie together the four seasons. The details of syrup making are integrated with life in the country throughout the year, especially the wildlife. Bird calls are synchronized." PSA Journal, Nov. 1956, 22.


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