Thrills, chills, and instructional violence! Come learn film making the way the pros did…through educational films! Films include – Handy Dandy Do-It Yourself Filmmaking Film, Understanding Movies, Filmmaking Techniques – Stunts, Diamonds Are Forever and more.
Educational filmmakers knew they have a hard audience to please - students! One method used to get their point across is an appropriate, hopefully interesting, (though often bizarre) soundtrack. This soundtrack (or song, as presented here) often reflects the culture and time during which the film was made, or takes on a particular musical 'style'
A parable in pantomime about a white-faced clown who joins a circus parade, takes upon himself the burdens of the lowly, the abused, and the humiliated, and is rewarded with death in a harness as a human marionette. Even before the film was released, the idea of portraying Christ as a clown caused a hateful
Watch some of the most absurd examples of educational films from the 1980s - the death rattle of 16mm school films. There's singing, dancing, costumes, puppets and just some bad ideas! Films include Cell Wars, Flash That Smile, Calcium, Ridin' Cool To School, Nobody Tells Me What To Do, Clean Up Your Act and more!