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This color educational film is about Super 8mm movie masking basics. Presented by Kodak. Copyright is 1973.
Opening titles: Kodak presents Basic Movie-making (:08-:15). Our host introduces us to movie making. A movie is just a series of still pictures on a long piece of film. Each frame is a photograph. When projected in succession they gave an impression of movement. A little league baseball game. A batter hits the ball into the outfield and another runner slides home. A family poses for a movie. A family readies for a picnic. The family talk and laugh with one another (:16-2:36). A woman moves groceries around as another opens a cooler. The picnic is in full swing as people pass items and start to eat and drink (2:37-3:19). A hand writes ‘The Jones Visit’ on a white board with marker. Niagara Falls exit highway sign. ‘Our New Dog’ is written in rocks on a driveway and then the dog enters. ‘Volleyball Game’ is written on the volleyball itself. A girl tosses the ball and the family is ready to play. People line up and the volleyball game begins. Fun during the game (3:20-4:51). The host talks. Teenager holds a ‘Benefit car wash’ sign. A car pulls in to the Hess gas station. Other teenagers gather around. A girl starts spraying the car with water. A hand uses a sponge on the car. Others wash the car with sponges. A shot that shows how you shouldn’t shoot into the sun as the boy washing the car goes dark. Other shots of washing the car from high up and down below. Intercuts of hands washing to show fast action. The car drives off, the job is done (4:52-7:20). The host holds a Super 8mm camera — probably a Kodak Instamatic M26 or M22 — and a Kodak branded floodlight called a Movie Light.. He attaches the floodlight to the camera and the light lights up the room. A shot that shows how to shoot with lights and don’t get too close. A boy plays on the floor with his brother. They play with little toy racing cars on a track in their living room (7:21-8:43). The host talks about Kodak Ektachrome movie film and sums up the lessons taught so far: film action subjects, tell a story, vary your shots, vary scene length, use a variety of angles, keep backgrounds simple, use a movie light indoors (8:44-9:38). The Fantasy Island Amusement Park, including a wild west outdoor set, is shown next. The park is located on Grand Island, New York. People roam the area. The host holds a Super 8mm camera, probably an XL55. he braces himself against a pole for a more stable shot. Shots pan to show panning. Boys are on an amusement park ride. An African American girl eats cotton candy. Panning along the Amusement park. The park is Fantasy Island, an amusement park located on Grand Island, New York. Quick shots of the park are then shown. Fantasy Island sign. Old and young are on a mini-rollercoaster. Kiddie rides are shown, a ferris wheel. Petting a donkey (9:39-11:43). The host holds a camera and hen picks up other cameras. A woman pushes a child on a swing. Children swing. A woman and her children play in a sandbox. A child goes down a slide. Children play on a playground. They spin and go through things. Play on a seesaw (11:44-13:38). A Super 8mm camera is held by the host. He uses a cloth to clean the lens. He holds a splicer. He explains a splicer. He holds a reel. A projector, probably an Instamatic M95 (or possibly an M80) is ready as is a movie screen (13:39-15:17). A title card reads: The Great Little Pumpkin, the card is propped up against a truck in a yard. Pumpkins sit on the truck, people run over and grab pumpkins and gourds. A girl picks up a pumpkin and poses with it, others carry their pumpkins away. The group carve their pumpkins. Close on the pumpkins. The pumpkins are done (15:18-17:05) End credits (17:05-17:20).
Super 8mm film is a motion picture film format released in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement over the older “Double” or “Regular” 8 mm home movie format. The film is nominally 8mm wide, the same as older formatted 8mm film, but the dimensions of the rectangular perforations along one edge are smaller, which allows for a greater exposed area. The Super 8 standard also allocates the border opposite the perforations for an oxide stripe upon which sound can be magnetically recorded.
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