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Amateur Cinema Studies Network News

Fundraising for rare colour amateur film (1929)

See Help Preserve Rare Color Film 1929:

‘While producing a feature documentary about a 90 day Pacific cruise aboard the SS Malolo in 1929 , our non-profit history organization (chartered in 1875) received several reels of rare vintage films taken by a passenger while on that epic cruise. One of these reels was filmed in early Kodacolor film. This remarkable footage consists of some very amazing images of Japan and China…’ Rick Helin (San Jose, USA)

Kodacolor Decoded: Early Color Footage of Yellowstone National Park

See Criss Kovac’s article about the restoration of a Kodacolor film of Yellowstone National Park (1930).

A family moviemaking tradition comes to an end

See ‘Final Cut: A family moviemaking tradition comes to an end‘ by Calvin Trillin, The New Yorker, September 11, 2017.

‘Early 16mm colour by a career amateur’

Kaveh Askari, ‘Early 16mm colour by a career amateur’, in Film History: An International Journal, Volume 21, Number 2, 2009, pp. 150-163.

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.

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