Collection Haywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Established in 1949, the Haywards Heath Cine Society filmed local scenes and events along with fiction films, documentaries, club activities and special events. The collections also include films made or collected by individual members before the society was formed. The society is still actively filming scenes and events in Haywards Heath and surrounding areas.
|Collection ID||713||Reference code||WS 050113|
|Title||Haywards Heath Cine Society pt2|
|Dates||1920 - 2016|
|Production||Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society|
|Materials||FILM VIDEO DOCUMENTATION DIGITAL Standard 8mm Super 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Haywards Heath Cine Society collection, held by Screen Archive South East, comprises material dating from the 1920s to the present day. The collection includes a varied mix of fiction and non-fiction films recorded on a variety of amateur film gauges and video tape formats. Genres include early silent black and white narratives, through to colour comedy, documentary and animated children's material.
The films in the collection which pre-date the establishment of the Society were made or collected by society members including Sid Horton. One example, is the film Fire Brigade, dating from 1937-1939 which shows the work of the fire brigade in Surrey and West Sussex. Sid Horton went on to become a founder member of the Society.
The first public show of the Haywards Heath District Amateur Cine Society was held by the society in December 1949 with the first official group club film made in 1952 entitled 'TV Thief'.
Many of the Society's films depict town and village activities in Mid and West Sussex and observe the changing rural landscape of the area. The Society has also regularly produced newsreels documenting the activities of the group, its individual members, and events in the region. The colour film Horley Coronation Fete (30 May 1953), for example, was filmed by founder member and one-time Society chairman D.J.Church, and recorded a village fete held to celebrate the 1953 Coronation. The film Mid Sussex Newsreel 2003 was made by multiple members of the Society who used video cameras to record events around the town of Haywards Heath and beyond, including a Holocaust Remembrance service, a Spring Festival in Haywards Heath and the fire service attending a fire at The Crown Inn in Horsted Keynes.
The Hayward Heath MovieMakers (as they are now known) are one of the foremost amateur film and video societies in the South of England. They are still producing material in a variety of formats, by an active film-making membership, winning awards on both a national and international level. The society also remains affiliated to the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers.
Films in this collection:
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The Private Life of a Cine Camera
This amateur spoof documentary purporting to give a cine camera’s view of its owner, narrates its travel around Sussex and along the River Ouse, as well as by international travel to North Africa, Europe, Canary Islands, Jerusalem and Nazareth, with montages of city locations and monuments around the world. A sequence demonstrates the method of titling on cine film, with behind the scenes recording of a drama for the HHC&VS. With opening/closing titles and music.
This colour amateur spoof comedy documentary on the mining of treacle at Chailey, attempts to explain the historical process of mining and refining the treacle before being sold for consumption. The film also includes the 'invention' of the toffee apple and transportation of finished products. The film has opening and closing titles with commercial music and voice over narrative.
One Too Many
This amateur colour film with dubbed sound, music and sound effects, shows a woman taking the family car out for a drive, unknown to her, the spare tyre is being repaired by her husband. The woman's car breaks down, so she telephones her husband to ask for the spare tyre and the adventure begins. The film has opening and closing titles.
This amateur film with complex narrative features a woman who experiences flashbacks (in black and white) about her marital problems and her own personal affairs with other men. The woman is reminded about her previous experiences, as she undertakes ordinary tasks at home whilst waiting for her husband to return. The film has a dubbed voice over narrative.
This amateur colour film features a plot based on the Provisional IRA sending parcel bombs to government officials. A government official is at work while his wife receives a suspicious package at home.
Play the Game
This amateur colour fiction film with poetic narrative, tells the story of a couple looking for a new house. They hatch a plan to get their dream home at a price reduced by publishing a fake story in the local newspaper. The couple's scheme works at the outset, however heir plan backfires.
South Downs Way
This amateur colour travelog-style documentary follows the route of the South Downs Way, accompanied by a voiceover providing historical narrative on the route and local history of the areas it passes through. Members of the public walk, horse ride and fly model aircraft on the landscape. This film was awarded the Sussex Film Festival 1978 Challenge Cup Winner and won a certificate in the 1978 SERIAC competition.
This amateur colour film created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society shows ladies attending a ladies night event at a local restaurant. The voiceover provides a narrative throughout explaining the gathering and the events that feature in the film. Filmed during a Society meeting with a introductory voice over and instrumental music.
Would You Believe it?
This amateur film follows two men that start a bar fight over a celebratory toast to a framed picture of a woman on the wall of the public house. The film then time shifts to the 1650's with the cast dressed in costume from the English Civil War (Cavaliers versus Roundheads) having a sword fight in the pub beer garden.
This amateur spoof documentary demonstrates the meaning of finger and hand positioning, as a British form of communication; with comedy narrative. The film has opening titles with commercial music from 'You Need Hands ' by Eydie Gorme [not included in online clip] and closing titles.
This amateur colour spoof documentary film created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society demonstrates the methods used to achieve audio lip sync using a technique called 'Pulse Sound'. The film has opening and closing titles with music.
Look at Me
This amateur highly elaborate colour spy film opens with archive or commercial war material telling the story of a British agent that has been sent to collect information from a Russian science specialist Yuri Bolenkoff to trade for safe passage in the UK. Unfortunately others are after the information or want to seek revenge for past meetings. This film has opening titles and credits with music.
This amateur colour film with poetic narrative features an elderly man sat on a park bench, who recounts his married life to camera. A young woman dressed in a low cut short dress approaches and sits next to him on the bench. The man pretends to have a coughing fit so the woman comes to his aid. This film has opening titles with music.
This amateur science fiction based black comedy, imagines a radio communications exchange between astronauts aboard the Apollo 15 spacecraft and at mission control in Houston, Texas as it is slowly falls, crashing into the moon. The music soundtrack is provided by Richard Strauss 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' and is played with the voice over narrative.
This amateur colour film created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society features a reading from 'Desiderata' written by Max Ehrmann. An audio version based on Ehrmann's words spoken by Les Crane, is also played from a cassette player to camera, illustrated by visuals of a garden with flowers.
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