Title ID 5522Collection ID713
TitleFilming Exercises
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubNon-fictionFictionActuality/FactualDocu-Drama
ThemeCine Club Film-Making
KeywordsClubs Film Making Men Women
LocalHaywards Heath
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHaywards Heath and District Amateur Cine Society
CameraEric Ricketts; Gordon Brown
DirectorEric Ricketts; Gordon Brown
ProducerHaywards Heath and District Amateur Cine Society; Eric Ricketts; Gordon Brown
Other creditsNoel Thompson
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Sound
Duration20 minutes 30 seconds.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This amateur compilation of edited colour and black and white films as created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society, demonstrates a series of filming techniques and narratives by the group made between 1964 and 1972.


These 5 films where made during club meetings and show a variety of different techniques and narratives made during each of the sessions.

The first film is titled' Bed is for dreaming' A short silent film about a dream, filmed at the London Hilton Hotel (?)

The second film titled: 'Methods of Titling' ' Devised and Produced by Gordon brown', demonstrates a variety of titling techniques including the use of overlays and stop frame animation. The film ends with a behind the scenes view of the stop frame filming process.

The third film is from a 40 minute test evening and is titled: 'Trouble in the Bedroom’. This film consist of three versions of the same script by Noel Thompson, produced and directed in three different ways. The film features commercial music throughout.

The fourth film titled: 'A Practical Evening of Filming - 13th June 1967' features two works created with individual titles and themes. The premise behind the films is that they must be created by Society members during the evening and processed in under two hours. The first is 'Moonlight', created using Kodachrome II artificial film with no conversion filter and the second film is a silent stop motion sketch film using camera techniques to make items disappear. Commercial music throughout.

The final film opens with a behind the scenes view or raw rushes of a silent film production titled: 'The Other Half'. The full silent film then follows in full.


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