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Home Movie Day 2017

21 October 2017: Home Movie Day (locations)

The Eastmancolor Revolution and amateur films, part 4

The fourth essay/blog on colour amateur films from the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers collection: Innovation and Experimentation pt. 4: fantastic designs.

Michel Gondry “l’usine de films amateurs” (2011)

See “Michel Gondry – l’usine de films amateurs au Centre Pompidou (2011)

Launch of ‘How we live – messages to the family’

Launch of ‘How we live – messages to the family’, dir. Gustav Deutsch (AT, 2017) at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal), 4-15 October 2017.

The Eastmancolor Revolution project and amateur filmmaking

Ongoing research relating to amateur filmmaking and Eastmancolor is available at:

 ‘Colour and the Critics’ (27 June 2017)

Innovation and experimentation pt2: The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers collection at the East Anglian Film Archive (13 July 2017)

Innovation and experimentation pt3: Film Societies and the ‘Lone Worker’ (17 August 2017)

 

Special issue on ‘Video History’

See  Susan Aasman and Tom Slootweg (University of Groningen) edited a special ‘video dossier’ for TMG—Journal for Media History.

Japanese amateur cinema

See The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema, ed. Daisuke Miyao (Oxford University Press, 2014) for several in-depth discussions of Japanese amateur filmmaking.

Leo McKern’s amateur footage of the Beatles

Unseen footage of the Beatles during filming of Help! emerges after 50 years‘, The Guardian, Friday 12 May 2017.

Home-front home movies

Archive Show East Anglia At Play: A treasure-trove of archive films on leisure activities in the East Anglia from 1900 – 1960. This entertaining collection includes a 1919 Golden Wedding ( Kings Lynn), Bank Holiday celebrations( Welwyn Garden City) , Home-front home movies, holidays by the sea (Clacton on Sea), 1950’s scouts, pre-war cricket in Coleshill Bucks, a delightful film about a sun bear in Great Witchingham [and] old cinema advertisements from 1950’s and 60’s.”

Rare home video of Nirvana / Kurt Cobain

See Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (dir. Dave Grohl, HBO, 2014), episode 7, ‘Seattle’, TC 28’47” – “Nirvana Practice. Krist’s House”.

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