Research Context of Historical news clips:
In groups of 3 or 4, you will be given a 4-15 minute VHS clip of
nonfiction footage from the late 1920s or early 1930s from the
collection of the NewsFilm
Library at the University of South Carolina. You will also have
a temporary cataloging record for the clip by searching the catalog of
the NewsFilm Library. Your assignment is to research the
of this clip. All these clips are in the process of being
the restored versions will be screened at the Orphans Film Symposium in
early 2006. What you find out about the clip will likely be presented
well, as was much of last year's student work. You will need to
turn in both a written
paper (both the paper and word-processed version)
and a Powerpoint presentation (which you will present in class and hand
in the file to Alicia).
MVTN 9 433: Television Pictures
(1931) 18 mins.
A set of outtakes showing research into
television at the GE facility in Schenectady. Dan Streibel,
Director of the Orphans
, will be your contact person on this set of clips.
MVTN 15 301: "Congorilla" Opens at
"Winter Garden Theatre" (1932) 11 mins.
This clip is from the Osa
and Martin Johnson ethnographic collection,
and revolves around one of their trips to Africa. You will be
able to seek assistance from probably the world's expert on this
collection, ethnographer and film scholar Karl Heider
(but be careful about taking up too much of his time; he's currently
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Students at University of South
MVTN 4 326: [John] Dewey on
Education (1929) 4 mins.
l is in the
Educational college at Univ of South Carolina, but doing a sabbatical
in NY and even doing archival research at NYU. He has great
interest in this Movietone News piece featuring John Dewey.