archival original 1 film reel (651 feet) sound color 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: photographs, synopses, study guide with transcription of narration, promotional materials, newspaper articles
Martin Moyer was an independent producer and distributer of educational films primarily from the 1950s through the 1970s. His company, Martin Moyer Productions, was based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, art, geography, forestry, environmental sciences, physical education and mathematics. In the early 1950s Moyer, in partnership with Charles Stinson, produced short films shot in Fiji and other South Pacific islands, for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji.
Donated by Martin Moyer in 1996.
Edited film made by Martin Moyer (Martin Moyer Productions) for educational use shows Fay Chong, Northwest artist and instructor of calligraphic art, demonstrating how he uses Chinese ink, mounted rice paper, Chinese brushes, and regular water colors to paint a picture which combines both Oriental and Western technique and materials. Collaborator and narrator is Edward B. Thomas, Educational Director, Seattle Art Museum.
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD