Industrial motion pictures may be readily divided into two distinct classes, namely, institutional and internal. Institutional pictures include productions employed for sales promotion and advertising purposes, or for any other use involving public exhibition. Such films should be made by the professional producer of motion pictures on standard-size 35-mm. film. Internal uses include instructing employees in safety, in machine-shop practice, in plant housekeeping, and in fire prevention, as well as making records of construction and research findings, and of testing, assembling, sorting, and packing operations.

This paper deals only with the latter class, describing briefly some of the many internal uses of industrial motion pictures, and showing how members of the plant engineering staff can make such movies on amateur standard 16-mm. film with inexpensive amateur equipment.

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