PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES GOVERNING THE PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION OF SOUND MOTION PICTURES.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK
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The educational effectiveness of films can be improved, but to do so steps must be taken all along the line from the origin of the film idea to the utilization of the film in instruction, and not simply at the production stage. The effectiveness of films in instruction depends on the relationship of the film content to the audience and the context of their use, and not simply on the film itself. Within the film, treatment of the content in terms of psychological and instructional principles governing audience reaction is of greatest importance. Film techniques involving special effects and elaborate musical scores are of minor importance. Of all the devices of mass communication, motion pictures and their counterpart, television, are unquestionably the most powerful. Author
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