SCHOOL STUFF At school a girl standing in front of her class demonstrating an experiment, students at their desks & raising their hands, the teacher in front of the class, a frustrated boy trying to write a report, rules for learning to spell on the blackboard, a boy thinking, a bookshelf, a dictionary and the boy's finished report in the school newspaper.
SOUND IN EARLY MOVIES The development of is chronicled in this informative montage on the history of sound technology. MSs include inventors and spectators with a variety of early gramaphones, a man talking into an old wall telephone, and a nice CU of a vacuum tube, which resembles a light bulb, lighting up. Also included: a man in a lab at a microphone talking , shots of an audience standing up and getting out of their seats in a theatre and CUs of newspaper headlines.
ON THE SET IN 1926 Excellent footage of 1920's movie sets highlight this clip on the development of sound in early films. Great shots of an early movie set with a man in a day coat and top hat, another movie set with its crew and lights in silhouette, a 1920's open windowed sedan with passengers standing on the curb next to the car and traffic passing behind, a photo montage of the four Warner Brothers and an outdoor photo shoot with the cast, crew and equipment. Nice shots on the photo shoot include the cameraman in a booth looking out at the actors, the actors posing and the sound man adjusting the microphone and walking back to his mixing table with the reflecting panels
FUNERAL RITE Home movie footage from a funeral rite in India. A woman of lower class is cremated in a funeral pyre and an upper class man is cremated using cow dung and mud. Good shots of the priest performing funeral rites, a dead woman and man, a pile of wood, a burning funeral pyre and family members standing around to pay respect.
Date: 1968 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:08:08:00, No Audio
BRIDGES & HIGHWAYS Many shots of Kentucky's highways and bridges. The highways wind through pretty countryside and the bridges cross rivers. Some of the bridges have vehicles passing over them. Nice shot of a man standing on a hill looking at a bridge in the distance. Also men of the Bridge Department busy at work at their desks.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:30:00, No Audio
VIEW OF NYC FROM NEW JERSEY Footage from New Jersey of a family and their view of New York's skyline. Shots include the family home, children standing on a stone wall, New York's skyline, the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge, and a man joking around on camera by pretending to fall off the edge of a steep hill. Ends with his dead body lying at the bottom of the hill. Nice classic footage of women in the family posing in their winter coats for a man with a 35 mm camera. They line up, look a bit awkward, one of them smiles and brushes hair out of her face.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:30:00, No Audio
AMUSEMENT PARK FUN Footage from a family's visit to an amusement park in Lake Lansing, Michigan. Shots of a ferris wheel rider's POV of the amusement park grounds, CU of a young boy on the ferris wheel smiling happily, two young boys on a boat ride, a woman (mother) standing with hands on hips talking and children on many other amusement park rides.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:21:00, No Audio
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Many scenic shots from California's . A lot of greenery surrounding lakes, mountains - waterfalls (Yosemite Falls) and rivers. Nice shots of trees and bushes reflecting off of water surface, CU of water flowing and a nice silhouette of a tree. Tourists standing watching beautiful waterfalls, a bird flying out of a tree hollow and a deer running.
Date: 1980s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:00:00, No Audio
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