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Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Edward J. Schon

Languages:

English

Length:

1600 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1930
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest 1932 - Certificate Award, Technical Process
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest 1932 - Equipment Prize, Victor Animatograph Company, Best Picture from Each State - Oregon

Description:

"The Art of Photo Engraving, 1600 ft., 16mm., filmed by Edward J. Schon, tells the story of photo engraving from the first step to the last. It makes the complete process clear to the nontechnical audience while its interest to the engraver is such that Mr. Schon was invited to attend the recent American Photo Engravers' Convention in Philadelphia to screen the film and speak on his experiences in making it. It is probable that this excellent amateur made industrial has initiated a series of similar films on the same topic. Because of the unusually careful focusing and consistently even exposure, in spite of the wide variety of lighting conditions met with in interior scenes, this film is photographically outstanding. The continuity, presenting the plant's operations in natural sequence, is commendable for its clarity, particularly in view of the numerous complicated processes featured." Movie Makers, Dec. 1930, 759.

Resources:

Schon discusses the making, exhibition, and popularity of his film in "An Amateur Makes an Industrial" (American Cinematographer, Aug. 1933, 142, 148).

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Screenings:

  • Screened at a Portland Cine Club meeting in 1931 (Movie Makers, April 1931, 203): Portland, OR

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