The Possibilities and Advantages of 8mm Film in the Educational Field

Author(s): Walter Cappel
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 October 1969
Conference Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Conference Date: 2 October 1969
Page(s): 93 - 95
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-902-7
DOI: 10.5594/M00930



The merits of 8mm film in education are pointed out. Three factors necessary for creating a new aptitude are motivation, understanding and knowhow. Informative films show new methods (readiness). Educational films, which are usually short and silent, demonstrate events which cannot be observed directly, e.g., high-speed photography, time-lapse photography, microphotography and special effects. They give insight. Instructional films give knowhow for building a skill, especially when the student can practice what he learns from the film.