The Age of Invention

The Age of Invention

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This short film serves as a poem-on-film about the coming of the machine age on the eve of World War I. Images and sounds combine to recreate a bygone era of scratchy phonograph records, faded photographs, hand-cranked movie cameras, staccato Morse telegraph messages, and rhythmic steam pumps. Machines of every description were shaping peoples' lives and changing them more rapidly than at any other time in history.

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The Age of Invention, Albert Kish, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Albert Kish
  • producer
    Albert Kish
  • editing
    Albert Kish
  • executive producer
    Adam Symansky
    Barrie Howells
  • cinematography
    Andy Kitzanuk
  • sound
    Bev Davidson
    Hans Oomes
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • music
    Ben Low
    Keith Tedman