Wrestling, ballet and outdoor performances

Title:
Wrestling, ballet and outdoor performances
NFSA ID:
8700
Year:
1925
Category:
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Children perform dances at a garden party while adults look on. This includes children performing ballet and three children dressed in Japanese kimonos. The camera pans across the garden to film party guests relaxing around a marquee.

Summary by Poppy De Souza

This clip was filmed with a hand-held camera. The reliance on natural light results in some of the scenes being under-exposed and people appearing as silhouettes. The clip appears jerky and slightly sped up. This is because it was filmed at 16 frames per second. When projected back at a frame-rate above 16 frames per second, the image appears in fast motion.

 

Children’s Party, Boys Wrestling and Outdoor Performances synopsis

Children perform dances at a garden party while adults look on. This includes children performing ballet and three children dressed in Japanese kimonos. The camera pans across the garden to film party guests relaxing around a marquee.

 

Children’s Party, Boys Wrestling and Outdoor Performances curator's notes

This clip was filmed with a hand-held camera. The reliance on natural light results in some of the scenes being under-exposed and people appearing as silhouettes. The clip appears jerky and slightly sped up. This is because it was filmed at 16 frames per second. When projected back at a frame-rate above 16 frames per second, the image appears in fast motion.

Notes by Poppy De Souza