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Using the Camera
All the practical dos and don'ts for the amateur film enthusiast, courtesy of Kodak.
Training film/TV programme 1963 17 mins
How do you actually make a home movie? This instructional film from Kodak has all the answers, from how to load film while avoiding exposure problems to positioning the camera for the best results. Clear diagrams, concise instructions and practical examples will have you well on your way to impressing the audience at home. Smartphone movie makers could learn a thing or two!
Home Movies & Amateur Film
Ibberson Family and VE Day
Home movie 1945 17 mins Location: Sheffield
Whether it’s the height of the war or its aftermath makes no difference to these children enjoying themselves: at the seaside, on V E Day and around the bomb sites of Sheffield.
Evacuees and ARP Training exercises
Amateur film 1939 20 mins Location: Herne Bay
Members of Herne Bay's First Aid Posts gear up for gas-attack casualties in this remarkable film, which also features a visit to the deep tunnel shelters in the cliffs of Ramsgate.
MCC Tour of South Africa - Allom Home Movie No. 1
Amateur film 1930 9 mins
Charming amateur film of the 1930-31 Marylebone Cricket Club team relaxing while on tour in South Africa.
Amateur film 1949 25 mins Location: Ben Nevis
Join four clean-cut intrepid youngsters on an awfully big 1940s adventure as they sing and cycle their way around the youth hostels of scenic Scotland in glorious colour. Tally ho!
Cine Snapshots - 1938
Amateur film 1937 9 mins Location: Hong Kong
Beautiful and engaging amateur footage of a lively 1930s Hong Kong.
They Are Forsaken: A Tale of an Island of the Hebrides
Travelogue 1938 20 mins Location: Harris/Na Hearadh
A starkly beautiful portrait of crofting life in Flodabay on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete