Tag Archives: drives

Fatal Car Wreck I (2013)

This student film, made by Hunter Rowe, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to tell the story of a man reflecting on his death and life after a fatal car crash. The film uses picturesque home movie scenes as the narrator speaks about his life–what he did and what he

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

The Cummings Collection, no. 11 – Moto-Madness in the Dunes

This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family riding motorcycles and a dune buggy in an off-road in the desert near El Paso. The riders do tricks on the vehicles and jump over hills. These scenes are caught with a variety of film techniques such as slow motion, zoom, and panning.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 1 – Amarillo Tri-State Fair and Rodeo Parade

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family living and traveling in Texas in the 1950s, most notably attending a parade in Amarillo celebrating the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo. Members of the Battle family go swimming, attend senior prom, participate in marching band, have family picnics, celebrate the holidays at home and with co-workers.

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The Lamar B. Kelly Collection, no. 6 – Amherst High Class of ’57 Senior Trip (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Amherst High School Class of 1957 senior trip to Silverton, Colorado. The young men and women gather at a home in Amherst before taking off by bus to Colorado. Once there, they enjoy scenic views of the mountains, do some hiking, and spend time in downtown Silverton.

The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 2 – Lost Maples State Natural Area

This home movie captures scenes of Steve Gomez at the Lost Maples State Natural Area in the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas. Gomez captures images of the scenic landscape and natural wildlife of the area. Scenes of two girls filming a skit in a television studio are also included.

The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 12 – Seeing the Sights in Austin and San Antonio (1966)

This home movie captures scenes of of the Montgomerys being tourists in Austin in San Antonio. In Austin, the couple visits the Texas State Capitol, then enjoys the University of Texas at Austin campus. In San Antonio, they go to the Alamo, Mission San Jos

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 13 – Old Dallas and Fort Worth

This home movie captures scenes of downtown Dallas, Dallas

The Coltman Collection, no. 21 – Westlake Hills Survey Project

This home movie captures scenes of an architecture student of Peter Coltman