By Geoff Alexander
Exploring a realm of movie usually disregarded as campy or contrived, this ebook strains the historical past of school room academic motion pictures from the silent period in the course of the Eighties, whilst movie ultimately started to lose flooring to video-based and electronic media. It profiles 35 person educational filmmakers who performed a job in bringing those approximately 110,000 16mm motion pictures to study rooms throughout North the USA, paying specific recognition to auteur John Barnes and his principally overlooked physique of labor. different subject matters contain: the creation businesses contributing to the expansion and improvement of the tutorial movie style; the complicated historical past of post-Sputnik, federally-funded academic tasks which encouraged the expansion of the tutorial movie style; and the denouement of the style in study rooms and its resurgence on the web.
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Algebra and the Powers of Ten, 1957). The second series, the Chemistry Introductory Course, was affectively superior. This massive series consisted of 162 half-hour ﬁlms, produced by David W. Ridgway, hosted by University of Florida professor John F. 44 The genesis of the series was a conversation between Alvin C. 45 The Ford Foundation had already agreed to fund the Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) series, a project intended to One. The Formative Years of Educational Film 27 Dave Ridgway (left, wearing a tie), John Baxter (right foreground), Isidore Mankofsky (cameraman at right), and crew shoot one of the Chemistry Introductory Course ﬁlms (1958) (Isidore Mankofsky).
MITCHELL: The ordinary school has access to the ﬁlm through a variety of ways. In the State of Georgia, the cost would be practically zero, because in Georgia there is a tremendous State ﬁlm library, centrally operated by the State, which makes these ﬁlms available to schools on the payment of a nominal fee once a year and sends them to the school, postage paid both ways. 42 THE CHAIRMAN: What would be the cost of a projector, the sound box, and the screen? MR . 43 Mitchell, it can be surmised, did not want to scare the Senate at that delicate moment, refusing to suggest the scaled-up, realistic amounts of money it would cost to adequately One.
24 Academic Films for the Classroom William Benton was appointed to the Senate in 1949 by Connecticut governor Chester Bowles, his former partner at Benton & Bowles. 37 Benton lost his bid for re-election in 1952 in the Eisenhower landslide, and soon returned to EB. Benton believed in hiring high-powered business executives to the EB staff, including Cyril Scott Fletcher (whose tenure as president of EB Films ended in 1951 when he left to head the Ford Fund for Adult Education, a seminal educational television group), and his successor, Walter Colmes from Republic Films.
Academic Films for the Classroom. A History by Geoff Alexander