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  • Short Summary

    Trick photography is used to show sculptures taking shape as if by magic.

  • Description

    "The other day Eve's Cameraman reported on some nervous clay having a good time." reads the introductory intertitle.

    C/U of a small clay bust being sculptured. C/U of man making the model. The head takes shape miraculously - this is achieved by a camera trick - film reversal. The finished model would have been gradually smoothed down and made into a lump of clay then the film reversed. The model is of a man with a large moustache and a monocle. Through stop frame animation the man's mouth moves as does his moustache. C/U of an eye made of clay. Pieces of clay are magically removed (stop frame animation) to reveal a cockerel in the middle of the eye. It flaps its wings then magically changes into a glamour girl sitting on a chair. She moves around a bit and powders her nose. Very bizarre!

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 477.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    920.20
    Media URN:
    16495
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:39:00 / 01:56:42:00
    Canister:
    EP 193

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