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Blue Mountain Magic

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

John P. FitzGerald

Description:

"Mother puts a blue case on the mantel. Baby daughter takes the case and goes for wild flowers. The case suffers an accident and small fry seeks the piggy bank for money to buy another. She goes to the ceramic plant but there is no vase. The nice man agrees to make one and we may watch as he does this. When completed, he takes only a small coin in payment. A simple, but beautiful family motion picture" PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 41.


Bohemian Baloney

Date produced: 1944

Filmmaker(s):

Werner Henze

Description:

"Werner Henze has shown in Bohemian Baloney that artists can make fun of themselves and their profession. An artist and his wife had planned to have a quiet evening at the movies when a telephone call warns of a visit by a wealthy prospective buyer of pictures and her meek husband. How the young couple suddenly transform their own characters and their tasteful and immaculate living room into a scene of "arty" surroundings is gaily depicted with just the right amount of farce. The compositions and lighting are excellent and there are gay, unexpected twists throughout, particularly when a self portrait of the artist comes to life." Movie Makers, Dec. 1944, 495.


Carousel

Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Louis B. Grenier

Description:

"Carousel is a colorful film that takes us on today's merry-go-round through an excellent editing job and the use of music. This 3 1/2 minute work of art is by Louis Grenier of Chicago" PSA Journal, Nov. 1969, 57.


Celle Qui Fait la Peinture

Date produced: 1963

Filmmaker(s):

James L. Watson

Description:

""That Which Makes the Picture" introduces its audience to the art of painting. Using a charming New England harbor scene, the viewer is shown the beginning sketches, the application of the basic colors, and the finishing touches to completion. After viewing the film, one has a greater appreciation for the care and attention to detail required of the artist working in oil paints" PSA Journal, Oct. 1963, 41.


Ceramics

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Elizabeth Sansom

Kenneth V. Bloomer

Description:

"Ceramics, by Kenneth V. Bloomer, ACL, and Elizabeth Sansom, ACL, is probably the most ambitious amateur film ever attempted on this particular subject and perhaps stands alone in its field. The makers of the film were fortunate in having the cooperation of a famous ceramic artist, Leon Volkmar, who maintains his atelier at Bedford Village, N. Y. It was here that the entire film was produced, its makers having imbibed the spirit of the artist craftsmen so thoroughly that every deft touch, every careful step in the process of making a lovely vase are recorded. The interior lighting and closeup technique are especially good, particularly in those parts where only the delicate focusing of a closeup will reveal the nuances of the artist's touch as he models. The sequences which show the firing of the pottery are unusually well handled and the whole is outstanding in its clarity of continuity. Such a film might be described as a "glorified industrial" but, more than that, it is an educational film in the best sense of the word." Movie Makers, Dec. 1933, 499-500.


Design

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Mills

Description:

"Design, by Walter Mills, ACL, is an expository film study on 8mm. and shows to fine advantages the possibilities of this medium for serious cinematic undertakings. In this 200 foot reel, the story of a day at the Kendall Art School, in Grand Rapids, Mich., has been told coherently and instructively. The picture represents real skill in planning, selection of viewpoint and photography. Naturally, most of the sequences in the film called for interior shots and the maker is to be commended highly for his lighting arrangements, which give perfectly normal effects in the film without the usual glare and unevenness. Angle shots and unusual camera positions are used with restraint but with most happy results when the situation calls for them. The technical quality is of uniform excellence and the cutting is done with particular care." Movie Makers, Dec. 1933, 522.


Erria/Aberria [Town/ Homeland]

Date produced: 1961

Filmmaker(s):

Gotzon Elorza

Description:

Profunda reflexión sobre la Patria. Refleja la visión del ambiente rural de Euskal Herria a través de tomas de personajes populares como los bertsolaris Valentin Enbeitia y Jon Lopategi y el bailarín Victor Olaeta. Por razones de censura la película pasó a llamarse Erria (El Pueblo)

A profound reflection about the Homeland. Reflects the perspective of the rurality in Euskal Herria, through shots of popular characters such as the bertsolaris Valentin Enbetia and Jon Lopategi, and the dancer Victor Olaeta. Because of censorship, the name of the film had to be changed to Erria (The Town).


Grandmother’s Portrait

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

Matti Selanne

Description:

"Grandmother's Portrait is a documentary on the making of a modernistic, even abstract, metal "portrait" inspired by a photograph of the artist's grandmother. The artist doing the sawing and welding needed to construct the "portrait" is Kasperi Lofgren" PSA Journal, Sept. 1965, 50.


Incredible Iceland

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Davis

Description:

"Achieve new perspectives of Incredible Iceland as you travel with Robert Davis by plane, boat, jeep, and afoot. Exploring the many faces of this enchanting island." Lögberg-Heimskringla, Feb. 16, 1967, 8.


Italian Marble

Date produced: 1962

Filmmaker(s):

Fred W. Borgman

Description:

"The film opens in Florence, Italy, with the statue of David by Michelangelo, in marble. Then we quickly move to the quarry to observe the processes of opening a crack, part of the process of shearing off a piece from the huge mountain of marble. Later we see the cutting and slicing into useful slabs and polishing. Also, we visit a studio where, among other works, a large block of marble is being carved into a statue of Abraham Lincoln for the city of Boston. The commentary on tape is well done. This will be included in the Package" PSA Journal, Oct. 1962, 33.


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