Collection Woking Film Makers
The collection of films from Woking Cine Club - an amateur film-making group established in 1959. The group devised and produced a number of non-fiction and fiction films from the 1960s to the 1990s.
|Collection ID||920||Reference code||S 070806 / 4|
|Title||Woking Film Makers|
|Dates||1960s - 1990s|
|Production||Woking Film Makers Mayford & District History Society A. G. Pellatt|
|Materials||DIGITAL FILM VIDEO Standard 8mm Super 8mm 16mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Woking Cine Club, established in 1959, which became Woking Film Makers in 1984, was set up to encourage film production as a hobby and further the knowledge and skill of its members. Besides documentary films and instructional films, the group produced fiction films, often with darkly comic themes. The Surrey History Centre holds the records of the club and Screen Archive South East holds copies of many of its productions.
Films in this collection:
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Do You Know About Woking Cine Club?
This film shows scenes recorded on set during the making of several society productions that includes dramas, animated sequences, screenings and at a social gathering attended by members, that commemorates the organisation's establishment in 1959.
Stocking and Dagger; Passing Time; Marvel; Death by Shock; [Percolator Demonstration]; Shadows of Greed; Fanciful Wheels; Black Out
A compilation of eight short fiction films produced by Woking Cine Club in the 1960s, with both dark and comic themes, sound and silent narratives. The online clip features 'Passing Time' a drama featuring two women who's harmless pastimes descend into gambling, a fight and imprisonment.
A Matter of Convenience
A man searching for somewhere to go to the toilet thinks he has stumbled upon a crime scene on a secluded rural country lane, in this Woking Cine Club fiction production from the mid 1960s. Upon seeking help from the police, it is revealed to be a Woking Cine Club film drama, not a genuine crime.
Wheels at a Fair; TV Tealeaf; The Sorcerer's Apprentice; A Phoney Business; The Gremlins in the Washtub; [Players]; What Would Voo-Doo?; Mouse House; Vulgar Fractions; The Ten Best
This reel shows a series of ten short fiction films with comedic themes, produced by Woking Cine Club in the mid 1960s. Films include animations and camera trick narratives. The online clip features a burglar who steals a family's possessions whilst they watch the TV.
A Toy for Wendy
This instructional video shows members of the Mayford Women's Institute demonstrating how to make a soft toy elephant, produced by Woking Film Unit in the early 1970s.
Murder in Camera
|Date||1972 - 1973||ID||7941|
A killer, who photographs his victims, is caught out by a young girl on a common in this Woking Film Unit production. The film has dubbed narrative for some scenes.
The Tea Scone Cops
A classic chase film, with creative intertitles produced by Woking Film Unit as it was then called in the 1970s. A man thinks up a plan to make some money but is caught stealing jewellery. The goods are recovered, earning an old man a handsome reward, while the thief gets away with his crime. The film is accompanied by piano and instrumental music throughout [The sound has been removed on the online clip for copyright purposes].
[Woking Film Makers: Scraps]
|Date||1979 - 1982||ID||7947|
A compilation of unfinished films, off cuts and test frames as produced by the Woking Cine Club between 1979 and 1982. The films have some instrumental music but are unfinished so contain continuos film tone in places or is mute.
[Double Take; Off Cuts]
Titles, outakes, offcuts, test footage and edits for It Takes a Woman, seemingly called "Double Take" while filming, produced by the Woking Cine Club in 1983 before the club was renamed Woking Film Makers in 1984. It includes footage of club members and children on location, cleaning the car, operating a camera and sound equipment, and standing with the clapperboard.
It Takes a Woman
George cleans the wrong car, misses the football match, and gets accused of being "behind the times" by his wife Mavis. The storyline portrays George as hapless and downtrodden, and Mavis as a 'nagging' wife in this film produced in 1983 by Woking Cine Club.
Getting Your Own Back
|Date||[ca. mid 1980s]||ID||7946|
From a domestic kitchen to the local sewage treatment works and back again; the story of water treatment produced by John Boice and the Woking Film Makers. The voiceover explains the technical process of removing the solid waste and large debris from waste water, as it passes through the water plant. Scenes also show the main pumping station machinery, the sedimentation tanks, aerators and quality testing process before the water is returned to the river.
|Date||1986 - 1988||ID||7949|
This short drama shows several young women taking their turn at auditioning for a part at a local theatre, with opening and closing instrumental music.
The Making of Woking
A history of Woking, charting the arrival of the London to Southampton Railway and the Necropolis Company, where the London dead were to be laid to rest. The film was produced by Woking Film Makers in collaboration with Mayford & Woking District History Society in 1986 and received a Bronze Seal award at the International Film and Video Competition at London International Film Festival in 1987.
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