Here at the National Science and Media Museum we have an amazing library of books and journals, most of which have been catalogued by a dedicated team of volunteers. When I asked our Associate Curator of Film, Toni Booth, about book and journal recommendations, she suggested I look at amateur film-making as a starting point. This turned out to be a great idea. As you can see, we have plenty of relevant materials on the shelves. Alex Strasser published several titles for film-makers and started out as an amateur in Berlin during the s. The book is has been translated into English, and coincidentally features a foreword from Andor Kraszna-Krausz , whose archive we hold here at the museum.
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Adopted at a young age from a war-torn country by two Caucasian parents, this straight-A valedictorian and all-star athlete is deemed perfect by everyone. After his teacher, Ms. Wilson, finds illegal items in his locker and becomes concerned over the submission of a violence-themed research paper, she contacts his parents. His adoptive parents start to question his actions, leading to his mother Amy uncovering a barrage of secrets held by her son. Adapted from the stage play of the same name by J.
Library Highlights: Amateur film-making
The ACL was the first international association for non-professional moviemakers, spurred on by the increasing popularity of the amateur filmmaking subculture in the late s Swanson, By focusing on non-commercial filmmaking, the league strove to nurture and support an amateur movie making culture internationally. Objectives for the organization included increasing the pleasure of making home movies, promoting amateur cinematography as a sport, organizing amateur movie clubs, publishing a monthly magazine for amateur filmmaking, establishing a film exchange, encouraging amateur film writing and finally, maintaining home picture making on an amateur basis. That first year, films varied widely with winners such as Rushes , a film about wild rice plants in a marsh; the travelog Havana ; and Honourable Mention The Forgotten Frontier a film by female amateur filmmaker Miss Marvin Breckinridge about the Kentucky Nursing Service. Initially, the list was not framed as a contest, but was a recognition of memorable or noteworthy films viewed by staff during the year Tepperman,
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