AMATEUR MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGY

AMATEUR FILM FROM PUCK (Poland) 20 min.

12 cm-wide film, silent, b&w, nitrate

The amateur film shot by an unknown filmmaker records scenes of leisure time on the Baltic beach. The events in the film, such as the landing of a hydroplane, took place in Puck (Poland), probably in the 1920s.

 

Note:

This film was shot using an Oko, the first Polish amateur movie camera/projector for 12 cm-wide film.  Kazimierz Prószyński, inventor of the Oko (1912), was a member of the Warsaw Photographic Society and also developed the Aeroscope, for aerial photography, and the autolektor, a device that recorded the texts of books on sound film for the blind.

For further information see the Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema webpage on Prószyński

 

OKO_1914_Polish

Photograph of OKO, 1914. Source: Monika Supruniuk, Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw/National Film Archive Warsaw

 

CHILDREN AS MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGISTS (2013-2014) 6:06 min.

Films made by children in which they make connections between the past, present and future of media.

The titles are working titles designated by the presenters and not by the children who made the films.

 

Cuisse-tax à Knokke-le-Zoute (ca. 1952) 1 min.

8mm, b&w, digital transfer

Filmmaker: Francis

 

Knokke Apartment (2013) 00:34 sec.

digital photo-camera-film, color

Filmmaker: Laura

 

Remake Knokke Apartment (2013) 00:33 sec.

digital photo-camera-film, color

Filmmaker: Ella

 

Low Tech Gadget (2013) 00:17 sec.

digital iPhone film, color

Filmmaker: Nurit

 

Kappla Train (2013) 00:42 sec.

digital iPhone film, color

Filmmaker: Noam

 

Marble Coaster (2013) 1:01 min.

digital iPhone film, color

Filmmaker: Noam

 

Family Scene (2013) 00:31 sec.

digital iPhone film, color

Filmmaker: Nurit

 

Sunday Morning (2014) 00:29 sec.

digital iPhone film, color

Filmmaker: Nurit

 

Butterfly (2013) 00:33 sec.

color, digital photo-camera-film, color

Filmmaker: Laura

 

I Am Filming… (2014) 00:18 sec.

digital iPhone film, color

Filmmaker: Nurit

 

Haptic Camera (2014) 1:27 min.

digital photo-camera-film, color

Filmmaker: Laura

 

Dancing Camera (2013) 00:29 sec.

digital photo-camera-film, color

Filmmaker: Laura

 

Teddy Rap (2013) 00:14 sec.

digital iPhone film, color

Filmmaker: Nurit