Ralph Baer, inventor of the video game
In 1967 the first video game on a television set was played by these two men, inventor Ralph Baer and his assistant Bill Harrison. This video was taken two years later, with their famous Ping-Pong game on the "brown box" console, which later became the basis of Atari's Pong. In this 2:44 minute video, Baer is explaining the operations of this new invention.
Charlton Heston: 1923-2008
Actual news clip of announcing the death of film star Charlton Heston who died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 84.
John Barrymore, 1926: Soliloguy in Richard III, by William Shakespeare
Black and white film footage of the famous soliloquy of Richard III. Students may be fascinated that this is the grandfather of Drew Barrymore and even more so by his holding the head of the Lord of Somerset. Dramatic. Volume is subdued. (5:42)
Multi-talented Chris Rock reflects on his influences, navigating his career and dealing with adulation; he also discusses his new film, "Death at a Funeral."
Women in Film: A Short History of Women's Faces in Film
A succession of women's faces morphing into each other, covering film styles from the Silent Film era to the 21st century. There is no text to explain who these women are. (2:26)
Actress Lisa Kudrow discusses what's surprised her about her new series, "Who Do You Think You Are?", and talks about her latest film project, "Paper Man."
Lena Horne - Stormy Weather (1943)
This is Stormy Weather from the 1943 film of the same name--the great Lena Horne delivers her iconic performance. (Length: 05:05)
Checkmate (silent film)
A silent film which shows the final moves in a chess game played by kids. This is a modern day silent film. (1:53)
Spoils of Love
Set in the 1920's, a man's fiancee is kidnapped by a jealous madman. A silent short. Directed by Dustin Frankel. This is a contemporty vrsion of a silent film demonstrating the style of silent films in the 1920s. (9:56)
THE LITTLE DARLING Directed by D.W. GRIFFITH SILENT FILMS & TV SHOWS on DVDS at TVDAYS.com
The Little Darling 1909 . The man's name is D. W. Griffith--David Wark Griffith--and his story is that of the period between 1908 and 1913 when he created a method of storytelling in purely cinematic terms that was to raise the moving picture permanently out of the category of a scientific curiosity. (2:42)
This he did by the use of techniques that broke precedents and created a vocabulary of visual devices for the emergence of film as art as well as by the development of a stock co
DW GRIFFITH THE MENDED LUTE 1910
The Mended Lute 1909 cast: Owen Moore, Mack Sennett, Red Wing, Arthur V. Johnson, Florence Lawrence, James Kirkwood, Stanner E.V. Taylor - Screenwriter Billy Bitzer - Cinematographer
Summary: In June of 1909 Griffith had decided it was too hot and muggy to film in the city so, on the recommendation of the company's president J. J. Kennedy, he took his stock company of players and crew to Cuddlebackville in the Orange Mountains of New York state to work. The first production was The
TV story on silent film pianist Ben Model at MoMA on Vimeo
Ben Model, silent film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art in NY, is interviewed for a feature story in January 2000 on NY1 about playing music for silent movies.
"The Little Pest" (1926) - piano score by Ben Model on Vimeo
"The Little Pest" starring Neely Edwards is a rare (lost?) 1926 comedy short. This 16mm print is also from 1926, and may be the only extant copy. Piano score is composed and performed by Ben Model, silent film accompanist at MoMA in NY.
A short fiction film I shot on super 8mm for a film class. The story is a tad brief in places, I had light meter problems at one point and some of the footage didn't turn out, so I had to rewrite some things. This is a modern day production in the slilent film genre.
Chaplin: A Character is Born (clip)
— Charlie Chaplin is undoubtedly one of the most significant names in the development of the movies. This documentary shows the evolution of Chaplin's "little tramp" character as shown in scenes from his early classic comedies. Narrated by actor Keenan Wynn, the video presents the career of Chaplin from his very first story through comedy classics such as "The Rink," "The Pawnshop," and "The Immigrant. A S-L Film Production. 40 minutes, b/w. (1:38)
A Night in the Show (1915)
A very old short silent film starring Charlie Chaplin. No music accompagniment.
Mary and Gretel part 2
This video demonstrates silent animated film.
my name is lisa
Winner ~ Best YouTube Short Film of 2007 Winner ~ 3rd Prize Project: Direct Official Selection ~ Short Film Corner ~ Cannes 2008 Official Selection ~ Chicago...
How To Use Capital Letters
VideoJug presents a definitive guide on how to use Capital Letters, from place names, to sentence structure. This VideoJug film covers all uses of capital letters in English.
The Korean War (pt. 2)
This video is a series of slides and film with a music background a lots
of informative text. There is no narration. It relates a timeline of
events that took places during the Korean War.