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1915 Excerpt: ...do work. They see in the pictures the very things
that concern them in their daily work. As the old saving goes,
"seeing is believing" and it is evident from that picture that
"Shorty" had to see to be convinced that he was wasting brake
shoes. The trip to Xew York did the business with him and these
motion pictures should be convincing to other doubters. MR. L.
RICHARDSON: As mentioned, motion pictures stand or fall on a
dollars and cents basis. Actual experience has shown that motion
pictures, together with slides, can be exhibited at an expense of
not more than $50 or $60 for twelve lectures. This figure covers
the rental charge for the machine but does not include the time of
the lecturer, as it is felt that this time would be expended in
similar efforts if not in this line. With an expense of but $4 or
$5 per lecture (and a great many mere could have been given with a
slightly increased total cost), it would seem that motion pictures
would be warranted by even the slightest benefits. MR. KLEIXE: Mr.
Turner raised the question of the cos of the motion picture. Mr.
Harrod can give us some figures. MR. HARROD: In the film you have
just seen 2500 feet of negative was used at a cost of cents a foot
or $106. 1910 feel 01 positive was used at a cost of 5 cents a
foot, or $95. (too feet of titles at 5 cents, $30. Service of the
camera man. $100 for the time occupied in taking the picture.
Salaries of the two actors, who were railroad employees,
approximately $100. Cost of the scenario, $50. Miscellaneous and
traveling expenses, $50. Making a total of $531.60 for finished
films, an average cost of 2J.7 cents per foot. The film "removing
insulation from the wire, ' cost $8. The average price of an
ordinary film including everything will a...
|Country of origin:
Railway Club of Pittsburgh
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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