Tag Archives: Gloucester Film

1938 no-nonsense classroom film New England Fishermen shows Gloucester, schooner, steam, and diesel trawlers

At the dawn of talkies, ERPI (Electrical Research Products Inc) sought to “bring the world to the classrooms” via 16mm A/V equipment and a catalog of films. ERPI was a subsidiary of AT&T and a forerunner of Encyclopedia Britannica Films.

They produced GLOUCESTER FISHERMEN (under 9 min) in 1938 with backing from Clark University. The film’s narrator was James Brill. There was also a 1938 film titled Shell-Fishing. 

from the A/V Geeks archive youtube channel

1938 ERPI film

Here’s James Brill narrating and before the camera in the 1946 film: FROM DEMOCRACY TO DESPOTISM, 1946, Encyclopedia Britannica Films.

48 Hour Film Project Filmed At Downtown Gloucester’s Dress Code

48 Hour Film Project by A Shot in in the Dark Productions.

I really like the camerawork in the film.

Directed/Written by Genine Tillotson
Edited by Jess Schumann, Will Cavanagh, and Myself
Music by Russell Wolff

Video created by Benjamin Eckstein.

Swing by Barbara Koen’s Dress Code when you get a chance, she always has some interesting things in her funky ass shop.