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Impersonal “Child’s Growth”, An

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Berton J. Delmhorst


Light Shines in Bakubaland, The

Date produced: 1941

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Description:

"On an actual Protestant missionary who brought Christianity, education, and medical aid to an illiterate, pagan tribe in the Belgian Congo." National Archives.


Maine Marine Worm Industry

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Ivan Flye

Description:

"Documentary about the process of digging for worms during low tide, washing and packaging them in rockweed, and shipping them by rail and truck. The film uses intertitles and shows the tools used for worming as well as snow scenes of the Maine Bait Company among other businesses." oldfilm.org


Microscopes

Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

Charles A. Gramet


Mission Achievements

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Description:

"On the Baptist Kimpese Mission Station, Republic of the Congo." National Archives.


Mount Vernon Seminary

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

T. W. Willard

Description:

"In Mount Vernon Seminary, the T. W. Willard Motion Picture Company has made a remarkable Kodachrome publicity picture. No interior was too large for their color work, as is clearly shown by the fine shots of a "prom." Large rooms with groups of girls taken by artificial light were rendered in true colors with striking effect. The film demonstrates quite clearly how successfully color can be used in industrial and publicity filming and that no special limitations are involved. The most attractive titles were double exposed on well chosen bits of school scenery. The film has an air of friendliness and polish that is entirely in keeping with the spirit of the school it portrays. Just enough of the right things are shown to make a favorable impression on prospective patrons of the school." Movie Makers, Dec. 1936, 548.


Movie Bugs

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Frederick W. Brock

Description:

"The eagerness of a movie maker to use a new cine camera is the clever introduction and leitmotivof Movie Bugs, an exceedingly well photographed picture by Dr. Frederick W. Brock. The picture tells how the movie maker protagonist gets in touch with a science teacher and how the two of them construct a support for the camera for use with it in filming through a microscope. The succeeding shots of hydrae and paramecia and other microscopic organisms are beautifully filmed, and the picture infers the obvious conclusion that any university zoology department should be equipped to make such studies. Clean cut interior lighting and a well knit story distinguish this fine filming job." Movie Makers, Dec. 1938, 620.


New Life for Jennifer, A

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

William H. Murray

Description:

"A New Life for Jennifer is the sensitive story of a little girl about 4 years of age who is hard of hearing. She is enrolled in a special school for hard of hearing children where she learns to talk and speak correctly and in other ways to manage herself. The techniques used in theses teaching processes are emphatically depicted, and the judges did well in awarding to the maker of this film a citation which reads "For Special Service in the Public Interest" PSA Journal, Sept. 1965, 51.


Patrol Method, The

Date produced: 1945

Description:

"With its first, full dress training film for Scoutmasters, the Visual Education Service of the Boy Scouts of America embarks, in The Patrol Method, on a new pedagogical path. Instead of presenting the perfect method for emulation, the movie records what happens when Scoutmasters and patrol leaders, with more enthusiasm than shrewdness, do things in ways that invite difficulty. The wiser course is pointed out tactfully, but indirectly, in the film. Here is an unusual employment of the movie medium, but the United States Army and Navy found that it worked in war training. The film is intended for use with a printed outline, and verbal conferences will follow its showings. Directly designed to accomplish a specific teaching task, The Patrol Method does it admirably." Movie Makers, Dec. 1945, 498.


Pomfret Today

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

T. W. Willard

Description:

"The title of Pomfret Today, produced by the T. W. Willard Motion Picture Company, gives a clear impression of the subject matter of this recent addition to the Willard tradition of fine school films. Produced for the Pomfret School, in Connecticut, the picture provides a pleasant portrait of a gracious institution carrying on its work amid settings of quiet beauty. Studies, sports, hobbies and recreation — all are recalled here in sequences marked by a wealth of warm color and distinguished technical ability. A directly planned continuity is neatly edited and adequately titled, in a subject designed primarily for alumni screening." Movie Makers, Dec. 1937, 630.


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