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Research

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”.

Amateur Cinema Database project

See ‘Amateur Movie Database‘, project director Charles Tepperman (contact: amdb@ucalgary.ca)

Brighton: Symphony of a City

Excerpts from the Screen Archive South East amateur film collections used in ‘Brighton: Symphony of a City‘, dir. Lizzie Thynne (2017) –  winner of the 2017 BAFTSS Honourable Mention, Best Practice Research.

Eastmancolor and Amateur Filmmaking

Part of ‘The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85’ project, see Paul Frith’s research on ‘Eastmancolor and Amateur Filmmaking‘ (19 April 2017)

‘Brazilian amateur cinema: history, discourses and practices (1926-1959)’

Lila Silva Foster, ‘Brazilian amateur cinema: history, discourses and practices (1926-1959) /Cinema amador brasileiro: história, discursos e práticas (1926-1959)’ – doctoral thesis, 2016, Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo.

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