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History of Motion Pictures

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In the 30s and up until the 70s, documentaries continued to play second fiddle to commercial cinema. Yet these years witnessed the production of some great educational films, which opened the doors to a newer and better understanding of a vast variety of subjects that were being investigated at the time. This season contains some fabulous examples of these early vintage documentaries.

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Episodes (7)

  1. 1. Photography
    01 January 2004
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    This clip examines the various opportunities that photography offers in terms of a career and offers tips on how to select the one most suited to the individual. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc. Year: 1946. Length: 00:09:43. Audio: Mono. Color: Black &White
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  2. 2. Making Films That Teach
    01 January 2004
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    Made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Encyclopedia Britannica Films, this film shows the steps in the process of producing educational films, including scripting, shooting, editing and capturing of sound. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc. Year: 1954. Length: 00:18:12. Audio: Mono. Color: MIX
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  3. 3. The Unique Contribution
    01 January 2004
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    This documentary illustrates how educational films contribute to teaching and learning, with many examples taken from scientific and historical films. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films. Year: 1959. Length: 00:29:04. Audio: Mono. Color: COLOR
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  4. 4. Film Research and learning
    01 January 2004
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    This short outlines the benefits of films in classroom learning and contains several examples and loads of statistical data, which drive home the significance of educational films in the process of teaching school children. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Wittich (Walter Arno) Year: 1956. Length: 00:13:04. Audio: Mono. Color: Black &White
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  5. 5. Choosing a Classroom Film
    01 January 2004
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    This clip explains the different types of documentaries available and the specific purpose of each. It also recommends ways of selecting the most appropriate films for classroom viewing. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: McGraw-Hill Films. Year: 1963. Length: 00:19:38. Audio: Mono. Color: Black &White
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  6. 6. How to Use a Classroom Film
    01 January 2004
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    This clip suggests through some wonderful illustrations how schools should choose, preview, present and discuss classroom films. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Centron Productions. Year: 1963. Length: 00:14:21. Audio: Mono. Color: MIX
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  7. 7. Facts About Film
    01 January 2004
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    This film provides useful guidelines for operating a film projector. Several do's and don'ts are highlighted. It also demonstrates the consequences of ignoring rules while operating a projector. Sponsor: International Film Bureau Inc. Producer: Phototronics, Inc. Year: N/A. Length: 00:10:02. Audio: Mono. Color: Black &White
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McGraw-Hill Films (1963), Wittich (Walter Arno) (1956), Centron Productions (1963), Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc. (1954 & 1959), Phototronics, Inc., Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc. (1946)
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2004
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