Films of Homer Groening

Crested Butte (1971)
Homer Groening; Johnson Motors
1 film reel (14 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Describes a new ski area located in Crested Butte. about 25 miles from Aspen, Colo.

Fish Our Alaska (1975)
Homer Groening; Alaska Airlines
1 film reel (25 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Shows an expert sportsman as he catches nine varieties of fish in Alaskan waters.

Get Wet (1967)
Homer Groening; Eastman Kodak Co
1 film reel (26 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Surveys ways in which Americans use water resources for recreational activities. Includes rafting, diving, surfing, sailing and boating. Points out the need for water conservation.

The Guides have it (1976)
Homer Groening; Outboard Marine Corp; Solana Studios
1 film reel (30 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Follows an old time Danish sea captain, now marketing director for Outboard Marine Corporation, Stern Drive Division, as he fishes with five guides. Includes scenes of fishing in the Atlantic off Hilton Head, in the Straits of Juan de Fuca out of Seattle, near Gulf of Mexico oil rigs and in Lake Michigan.

Hunting the Elusive Litterer (1975)
Homer Groening
1 film reel (9 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Deals, in a humorous fashion, with the problem of littering.

Little Lost Blue Rock (1978)
Homer Groening
1 film reel (8 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Contrasts environmental conditions on Earth with those on the moon, emphasizing the difference made by the availability of water on Earth.

Man and His World (1969)
Homer Groening; Aims Media, Inc
1 film reel (22 min.), 16 mm.
A provoking film that creates a metaphorical portrait of the inhabitants of the earth. Shows a group of Negro teen-agers playing with a soccer ball as titles appear on the screen which tell of the vulnerable suspension of the planet in time and space. The admonishment to people is ‘DO NOT BLOW’ its chances for survival.

Marco Island (1967)
Homer Groening; Deltona Corp
1 film reel (14 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Pictures life in a new-home area developed by Deltona Corporation on Marco Island, Florida. Shows the people as they golf, fish, sail, swim, watch birds and enjoy the sunshine.

The New Willamette (1974)
Homer Groening; Modern Talking Picture Service; U S Army Corps Of Engineers
1 film reel (26 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Shows how the Willamette River in Oregon was cleaned up through the cooperative efforts of citizens, industry and government.

Psychedelic Wet (1968)
Homer Groening; Aims Media, Inc
1 film reel (8 min.), 16 mm.
Presents an impressionistic view of water. Views reflections on the ceiling of the sea off the Bahamas, a pretty girl in a pool and great waves off the north shore in Oahu, Hawaii.

Public Service Announcement (1966)
Homer Groening
1 film reel (2 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Presents am experimental film which shows an expert negro soccer player, representing all men, kicking a ball, symbolizing the world. Uses titles to convey the uniqueness of each moment and the world itself. Includes a musical background consisting of a plaintive Zulu chant.

The Secret of the Universe (1973)
Homer Groening
1 film reel (2 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Attempts to explain allegorically how a basketball player shoots an impossible shot.

Smile Hawaii (1965)
Homer Groening; Jantzen, Inc
1 film reel (12 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Shows winners of the Jantzen ‘SMILE’ contest on their trip to Hawaii with scenes of the island and views of the girls engaged in water sports.

Story (1969)
Homer Groening; Aci Productions
1 film reel (7 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Presents a story told by a young boy to his younger sister. Records the spontaneous tale with all the interruptions, comments and reactions of the sister.

Study in Wet (1966)
Homer Groening; Aims Media, Inc
1 film reel (7 min.), 16 mm.
Uses water as a disciplined instrument to create a musical event and relates it to spectacular film scenes. Watch on Youtube - some portions of this film are shown at the end of the Futurama credits..

Sunriver (1971)
Homer Groening; Sunriver Properties
1 film reel (26 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Shows the planner and the architect of Sunriver, a vacation-home community on the Deschutes River in central Oregon which is designed to function without automobiles. Discusses the probability of the site’s becoming a year-round recreation area.

Surf (1969)
Homer Groening
1 film reel (13 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Portrays the beauty and colors of the sea and the thrills of the surf. Presents, without narration, an impression of waves and sunlight.

Surfboards, Skateboards and Big Big Waves (1969)
Homer Groening; Amer Educational Films
1 film reel (10 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Pictures the famous surfing spots of Ala Moana, Anaheim and Waimea Bay and features acrobatics of the world’s best skate-boarders.

Swim Meet(1965)
Homer Groening
1 film reel (15 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Explains the duties of the officials at swimming meets as seen by leading United States’ coaches. Shows events at the National AAU women’s swimming meet in May, 1965.

Tag (1966)
Homer Groening; Jantzen, Inc
1 film reel (4 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
A training film for salesgirls in swimwear departments. Uses underwater swimming scenes to explain that information about swimsuits is given on the tags.

A Tour of the Plant (1978)
Homer Groening; Solana Studios;Johnson Outboards
1 film reel (22 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Shows how Johnson Outboards designs, tests and manufactures its outboard motors.

What to do on the Three – Day Weekend (1970)
Homer Groening; Johnson Motors
1 film reel (25 min.), optical sound, 16 mm.
Shows a vast collection of ways in which to spend three-day weekends, including being towed underwater behind a boat and performing a double somersault on skis. Includes views of the Grand Tetons in the clouds.

Linfield revisited (1973)
Recruiting film. Includes interviews with students, faculty, coaches, and President Walker. Also includes footage of campus and construction of Lin-Cabin. Credits: Homer Groening, director. 28 mn