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History of Motion Pictures - Production Technologies - Volumes I and II

Synopsis
This 2-DVD set explains with the help of examples how a 16mm movie projector works. The collection also shows how manufacturers used films to train movie projector operators in the use and maintenance of projectors.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2005
Year of production
1938-1975
Subjects
Media studies; Technology
Keywords
colour; film and video production techniques; film projectors; light; sound recording; radio technology

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£20.99 each
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
129 minutes
Year
2005

Sections

Title
Back of the Mike
Synopsis
This clip from a film produced by the Jam Handy Organization for the Chevrolet Division of General Motors, offers a peek into the recording studios of a 1930s radio studio, showing the production of dramatic sound effects.
Duration
9 mins

Title
White Magic
Synopsis
This film, produced by the Jam Handy Organization in 1940, examines and explains various properties and uses of visible, ultraviolet and infra red light.
Duration
8 mins

Title
How Motion Pictures Move And Talk
Synopsis
This clip, produced by Bell & Howell for United World Films in 1940, explains the basic principles of motion pictures and, with the help of animation, demonstrates how sound is recorded on a strip of film.
Duration
11 mins

Title
Sound Recording and Reproduction (Sound on Film)
Synopsis
This clip from a film made in 1943 for Erpi Classroom Films Inc explains the technology used in recording sound on to film and reproducing it while the film is screened.
Duration
11 mins

Title
The Nature of Sound
Synopsis
This dramatized clip produced by Coronet Instructional Films in 1948 highlights the nature and quality of sound as a boy explains the principles involved in the production of sound.
Duration
11 mins

Title
Color Keying in Art and Living
Synopsis
This clip produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films in 1950 demonstrates how colour relationships and coordination are applied to art, hair styling, eyes, complexion, dress and home decoration. A guide for anybody wishing to strike the right colour combinations.
Duration
10 mins

Title
Threading the R.C.A. Projector
Synopsis
This short clip produced by Iowa State University Motion Picture services in 1950 demonstrates how a film should be threaded through a movie projector to ensure quality shows and prevent destruction of films.
Duration
5 mins

Title
The RCA 16mm Sound Projector
Synopsis
This promotional short made for the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) by Motion Picture Production in 1958 highlights the features of the RCA 16mm projector and provides a demonstration of its use.
Duration
5 mins

Title
The 16mm Motion Picture Projector: Care and Mainten
Synopsis
This clip produced by the U.S. Air Force, Air Photographic and Charting Service (MATS) in 1961 was intended to provide military projectionists with in-depth training in the care and maintenance of motion picture projectors.
Duration
13 mins

Title
The 16mm Motion Picture Projector: Operating Techniques
Synopsis
Like the previous clip, this demonstration film was intended to provide military projectionists in-depth training in operating motion picture projectors. Produced for the U.S. Air Force, Air Photographic and Charting Service (MATS) in 1961.
Duration
21 mins

Title
Facts About Projection (Third edition
Synopsis
This International Film Bureau film from 1975, produced by Henry Cheharbakhshi, demonstrates how constant maintenance of equipment is necessary for satisfactory and successful film projection.
Duration
14 mins

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