Une conférence de James Freer à Dorchester, 1899

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Brief description of practices: 

James Freer donna une conférence accompagnée de vues animées à Dorchester lors de sa première série de conférences en Angleterre en 1899. La lecture de Freer avait pour titre Ten years in Manitoba et présentait : « 25,000 Instantaneous Photos upon Half-a-Mile of Edison Films » (Eamon 1995, p. 16).

Location: 
Town Hall Dorchester

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Period - Year: 
1899
Period - Month and Day (Ex: January 1): 
janvier, 27

Description

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Layout

Details on screening program: 

Le programme était composé de vues de l'Ouest canadien et de films de
locomotives. Nous n'avons pas d'information sur les films projetés,
nous ne possédons que le titre de certains d'entre eux : Harnessing the Virgin Prairie, Six Binders at Work in 100 Acre Wheat Field, Harvesting Scene with CPR Trains Passing and Comin Tro'the Rye (Children Play in the Hay).

Screening program: 
Several films are projected

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Location of the projection: 
The screening was held indoors, in another place
Hall Size: 
No Data

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Film(s)

Status of the film(s) in relation to the projection: 
Film made for this type of projection

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Knowledge of projected film(s): 
No Data

Commentator(s)

Commentator(s): 
Status of the Commentator(s) in relation to spectators: 
Commentator chosen by the organizers
Visitor

Commentary

Position of Commentary in Relation to Screening: 
Commentary throughout the screening
Details on the commentary in relation to screening: 

« Freers' films provided a backdrop to his lecture in the tradition of
the “ Illustrated Talks,” now using moving images rather than glass
slides » (Eamon 1995, p. 16).

Type of commentary in relation to projected film(s): 
No Data
Details on the position of the commentary in relation to the projected film(s): 

« Freers' films provided a backdrop to his lecture in the tradition of
the “ Illustrated Talks,” now using moving images rather than glass
slides » (Eamon 1995, p. 16).

Position of commentary in relation to screening hall: 
Commentary addressed to all spectators

Language of the Commentary:

Public

Number of spectators: 
No Data

Type of audience:

Types of audience behaviour: 
No Data
Details on the types of audience behaviours: 

« The audience who attended his 1899 lecture series were amused, simply
by the moving images and Freer's fantastic tales of life of the
Canadian prairies » (Eamon 1995, p. 16).

Sources

Individuals and Research Teams who have studied this case: 
Greg Eamon
Équipe Cinéma et oralité