The Makin's Of An Artist By Hy. Mayer 1930

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    Hy. Mayer (Henry?) draws a cartoon for the Pathe camera. Through stop frame animation we see the cartoon take shape. The words: "This is a triangle calling for its young" appear.

    Other, smaller triangles move towards the large triangle. The triangles form a design and the hand of Hy. Mayer draws in a face - the triangles form the shape of the face of a Chinese man. More triangles are drawn which are then made to represent different family members: "Pa 'n' Ma, Auntie, Cousin Phil and Uncle Eb'." A pair of scissors appears. Through stop frame animation the scissors move around. There is then a camera dissolve into a drawing of a man whose large moustache and spectacles look like the scissors.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 624.

    Safety print only - decomposition damage throughout.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16940
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    956.11
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:50:00 / 01:26:47:00
    Canister:
    EP 146
    Sort Number:
    EP 146
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