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Amateur Cinema Studies Network News

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.

‘My private life’ (2014/15)

Effective use of home movies in Jill Daniels’ autobiographical film ‘My private life‘  (UK. 2014/15).

Bryan Forbes Home Movies

Bryan Forbes Home Movies (No. 43 1968) on BFI player – features Giulietta Masina, Katharine Hepburn, Yul Brynner, Charles Boyer, Nanette Newman and Donald Pleasence.

Amateur cinematography -DIY

Amateur cinematography (1948): ‘[d]emonstration on how to make a film, made as a trailer for the 10th Scottish Amateur Film Festival held in the Cosmo Cinema, Glasgow’.

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