Early Russian newsreel - various locations 220503-02 | Footage Farm

Early Russian newsreel - various locations 220503-02 | Footage Farm



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[1911 - Station Fire; Bicycle Race; Wrestling Match; Naval Funeral; Battleship Launching, Day of the Dead; Zeppelin; Cholera Microbes; Aerial Filming; Turkish Maneuvers]
Russian inter-title: Big fire at railway station in Rostov-on-Don September, 1911.
09:04:46 Pan across firemen, policeman & others working amidst wreckage of station. High angle shot w/ steam trains on tracks nearby. Wreckage of collapsed roof.
09:05:14 Russian inter-title: Tula A. Kalashnikov wins cycling track race for the national cup. Start of bicycle race w/ three riders; around banked track, men on infield w/ stop watch. Motorcycles lead drafting bicycles. MCU winner; trophies.
09:05:51 Russian inter-title: Vienna - wrestling match between Steinbach & Backenschmill.
09:05:56 MCU of wrestler Joseph Steinbach in middle of outdoor stadium; MCU of opponent. Wrestling on carpet w/ crowd watching.
09:06:29 Russian inter-title: Toulon 25Sep11 Crowds watch funerals of victims of the accident on the battleship Gloire. Sailors marching alongside horse pulled funeral carts, crowds watch; officers follow.
09:06:54 Russian inter-title: Lorient, France Minister of Navy Theophile Declasse at launching of the new battleship Courbet.
09:07:00 Men & women in formal dress & top hats leave gates of dock w/ military VIPs; walk past camera.
09:07:13 Russian Main title & inter-title: Genoa Day of the Dead at San Glieno cemetery.
09:07:22 LS of large domed building on hillside above marble / granite steps. Statue w/ cross on pedestal above watching crowd. Many stone crypts on hillside; graves at base as families walk past.
09:07:37 Russian inter-title: Brussels - Zeppelin maneuvering around dome of cathedral.
09:07:41 Men move zeppelin w/ twin propellors out of large hanger. Title. Craft lifting off w/ people waving hats. Title. Upside down shot.
09:08:05 Russian inter-title: Cholera virus under microscope. Microbes filling screen moving about.
09:08:18 Vincennes - Lt Delannie & photographer Machene fly over the Vincennes fort - filming from the air.
09:08:23 MS Pilot & cameraman w/ camera mounted. Title. Plane over fort & city behind. POV from air of large buildings. GOOD but poor quality as is bouncy.
09:08:54 Russian inter-title. Saint Cloud - Balloon competition. Men adjust, balloon basket begins to move.
09:09:06 Russian inter-title: Melbourne - Imperial agriculture exhibition. Rider on white horse jumps barriers.
09:09:19 No title. Riders w/ flags riding past camera on large field. Russian inter-title: Turkey - Large scale maneuvers, riders w/ flags, in presence of Sultan Mohammed II. Riders continuing. Title. Soldiers march w/ rifles across field behind officer on horseback. Title. Troops firing artillery & rifles in grass.
Russian Fire Disaster; Bicycle Racing; Sports; French Naval Disasters; Italy; LTA; Aerial Photography; Turkish Cavalry; 1911 ca; 1910s; Newsreels;

There were special court cameramen and photographers who captured the daily life of the Romanov family. The Company of von Gun filmed the Tsar, and with the permission of the Ministry of the Court, showed these films in movie theatres beginning in 1907. Before the February 1917 Revolution, the von Gun Company was the main provider of the Tsar's chronicles in the Russian film industry. After 1907 other filmmakers were permitted to film the Royal family, including A. Drankov, V. Bulla (the elder), Khanzhonkov Company, Pate Company, and others. Before the beginning of World War I a newsreel became popular capturing military parades, holidays, reviews and drills. Many are devoted to the Fleet. They document everyday life of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea squadrons. Some of the newsreels document the fire of the Maly Theatre in Moscow, mass gymnastics, auto and motor races, zoos and animal preserves, and the life of peoples of the Russian Empire. The objects of filming were political and cultural figures, the construction of warships, the Moscow flood, the testing of new agricultural equipment and the oil industry in Baku. There are also films showing the towns of Russia, etc. During World War I, cameramen captured events on all fronts. Before 1915, the exclusive rights to film battles belonged to the Film Department of the Skobelev Committee. The Skobelev Committee of the Assistance to the Wounded Soldiers of the General Staff was founded in November 1904 as a public organization. By the order of the Scobelev Committee many cameramen filmed the events of the World War I, such as Englishman Arcol (representative of Pate Company, filmed on South-Western and Caucasus fronts), cameramen E.D. Dored (represented American companies) and P.V. Ermolov, (filmed events on Caucasus front); P.K. Novitskiy (Gomount Company), N.M. Toporkov, K.E. von Gan, A.K. Gan-Jagelskiy, made filming in the General Headquarters. Other cameramen such as: A. G Lemberg, S, Zebel, Trushe, etc. also worked at the fronts. Cameramen filmed the war not only on the fronts but also from the rear. Since the first month of the war until 1917 the Scobelev Committee produced about 70 newsreels. From 1914 to 1915 cameramen of the Scobelev Committee produced 21 series of the newsreel "Russian Military Chronicle". The materials of this newsreel were used many times for the separate films made by Scobelev Committee and other film companies. Read more at: http://www.pbs.org/redfiles/rao/archives/rgakfd/textind10.html



1908 - 1918


Romanov Empire - Империя Романовых

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