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Lost in Light is a videoblog about small gauge filmmaking featuring weekly posts of home movies, work by artists, articles by preservationists and film scholars, video tutorials and other film gems.




Horses and Sunlight

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This is a single super 8 reel that was included in same batch as the previous two posts. I made one cut but otherwise it’s as it was originally shot. It instantly reminded me of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the cinematography of Conrad Hall. I thought a little Ennio Morricone (the theme from “My Name is Nobody”) would do just right for the soundtrack. One of the toughest things about shooting film is focus. Unlike video cameras, what you see isn’t always what you get. Fortunately nothing looks better out of focus than small-gauge celluloid.

Other footage uploaded to the Internet Archive in this batch includes zoo animals, a kid and a dog in a red wagon, a kid with a bike wheel, a family at a lake, a snow day, a science experiment, a dog in the snow, and boating fun. Enjoy.


Comment from Nolan
Time: February 20, 2007, -5

Wow, the Ennio Morricone song is perfect! The shot of her riding her horse and looking bashful is beautiful.

Comment from Albert
Time: February 20, 2007, -5

Our herd consisted of a rag tag pack of spoiled animals. They were an assortment of Tennessee walkers one named Lady and her foal Althea Dove, a paint named Davey, an American throughbred named Red, A shetland named $%$#@$#%$ that was one mean little horse who always tried to go under limbs to brush off the rider. We kept our herd at Hickory Hill, MO. no really its true. My father can be seen walking with his two youngest daughters who adored him. My sister is the demure one trying to impress a neighbor boy who just seemed to drop by to help.

Pingback from Lost in Light » Kids, Dogs, and Kittens
Time: March 13, 2007, -5

[…] This week’s post is simply three minutes of sheer adorable cuteness. Culled from more footage from several reels submitted from Coralville, Iowa, this film features little kids (the human kind and the goat kind) as well as fuzzy, snuggly kittens and a fluffy dog in rich 8mm color. […]

Comment from Albert
Time: March 20, 2007, -5

WoW. Aaron and Jen have done it again. My sisters and I thought these images would never see light again. Some of the folks pictured cant be here to see it but I know they would love it as much as I do. I forgot about the kid (goat). Wait and see the kid (boy) milk a goat at the Cody, WY 4 of July Rodeo 1969 style. Dont miss it.