Ansel Adams, Photographer (1957) - Records the life and work of Ansel Adams. Dwells on his equipment, home, interests, and his attitude toward art, photography and life.Watch DEVELOP Tube on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/developphoto and on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DEVELOPPhoto
Larry Dawson Productions, San Francisco.; International Film Bureau.
Director and photographer, David Myers; script, Nancy Newhall; commentator, Beaumont Newhall; music Don Worth.
This film was copyrighted in 1957 and was not renewed. In the U.S. films copyrighted between 1923 to 1963 are in the public domain if copyright is not renewed.
A/V Geeks' Skip Elsheimer has rescued more than 24,000 16mm educational films from landfills, dumpsters, basements and school libraries. He spent most of the nineties collecting film from school and government auctions. Skip shows the films "every chance I get and have planned various projects, to exploit their hidden celluloid riches. The (A/V Geeks at http://www.avgeeks.com/) web site is a virtual home of a very big collection."
Some of these important cultural artifacts have not been seen in over 80 years. All of these gems in the A.V Geeks archive can provide an entertaining and insightful glimpse into our past. At the time of this writing 8/12, over 700 films and videos can be watched and downloaded: http://archive.org/details/avgeeks
Tumblr feed of all the films they've digitized thus far: http://av-geeks.tumblr.com/
More on Ansel Adams: http://www.archives.gov/research/anse... and http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/ansel/sf...
More on Beaumont Newhall: http://www.mocp.org/collections/perma...
DEVELOP Tube Photography Video Channel is an educational resource which features interviews, profiles, lectures and films about photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography.