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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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