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Exposure and Exposure Meters

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Description:

"On methods and devices used to make correctly exposed pictures. Explains use of photo-electric cell exposure meters." National Archives.


Fabulous Decade, The

Date produced: 1960

Description:

"The Port Authority's port promotion film, "The Fabulous Decade," which demonstrates the growth and vitality of the New York-New Jersey Port during the past ten years, was shown at meetings before 50,000 people engaged in international trade. The film is available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese language versions for overseas effectiveness. In April, the film received the Blue Ribbon Award of the 1960 American Film Festival as the best film in its category. The film also placed first in its class in the 1960 Photographic Society of America International Film Competition" via the 1960 Annual Report, by the Port Authority of New York, 40.


Fahrenheit 3300

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

John J. Hennessy

Description:

"Bureau of Mines, United States Department of the Interior ; presented in cooperation with Kaiser Refractories ; produced by John J. Hennessy Motion Pictures," via WorldCat.


Fairchild PT-19 Trainer

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Hermon Holt

T. W. Willard

Description:

"The sound design and simplicity of operation of the Fairchild PT-19 Trainer are made crystal clear in the film of that name, produced for the Fairchild Aviation Corporation by Willard Pictures. A trade abbreviation for "Primary Trainer, Model 19," the title introduces a slim gold and blue aircraft which has become the familiar of thousands of young men trained in our fighting air forces. The outstanding feature of the ship is its low wing, monoplane design, duplicating (as closely as could be possible in a low powered trainer) the flight characteristics of a 2000 horsepower fighter. The Willard film brings out this point and others with factual clarity and cinematic distinction. The narrative is sparing and straightforward, with sound effects and music held to that wise minimum which does not overshadow the essential message." Movie Makers, Dec. 1942, 508.


Follow the Plow

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

T. W. Willard

Description:

"Well known for its attainments in the commercial film field, the T. W. Willard Motion Picture Company sets a new high in its publicity productions with Follow the Plow. To technical excellence they have added sound sequencing; into a record of vocational education, they have instilled beauty and human interest. The subject matter concerns the training given to selected city boys in the fundamentals of farming at the Bowdoin Farm, operated by the Children's Aid Society of New York City. Tracing the course of these boys from the sidewalks and streets to the fields, at New Hamburg, N. Y., the location of the farm, the film expands with the glorious color of the autumn country and becomes a living essay of the pleasures of farm life. Constantly changing angles and intelligent titling lend pace to the production. Despite the limited interest in the specific subject of plows and cows, the appeal is made universal through magnificent color scenes and competent treatment." Movie Makers, Dec. 1938, 618.


Giants in the Valley

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

John J. Hennessy

Description:

Produced for American Pipe & Construction Company.


Hesston Corporation, 1968

Date produced: 1968

Filmmaker(s):

M. Gene Hesston


High Spots of a High Country

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph E. Gray

Description:

"The people of Guatemala and their volcanic country with its romantic cities, markets, and farms are shown." See and Hear, March 1947, 46.


Hill Towns of Guatemala, The

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph E. Gray

Description:

"A narrated travelogue addressed to viewers in the U.S. shows life in several small towns surrounding Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Shows rope making from sisal hemp and traditional textile weaving. Concludes with a visits to the outdoor markets in Santiago Atitlan and Chichicastenango" Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive.


Hot Metal

Date produced: 1944

Description:

"Working with the difficult subject of machinery in motion and under actual factory conditions. Bay State Film Productions, Inc., succeeded, with remarkable effectiveness, in producing a film of such simple clarity and orderly progression as to make it an excellent teaching medium. The picture, designed and executed to acquaint a company's salesmen with the background production steps to the things they sell, is lacking in none of the essential details that go to make it effective. The story is told by a general foundry superintendent in an easy, pleasing manner. Although of highly technical subject matter, the film arouses interest in average audiences as well as in the individuals handling the products made within Building 100 of the Chapman Valve Company of Indian Orchard, Mass., who commissioned the picture." Movie Makers, Dec. 1944, 495.


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