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Camera Men

Camera Men

| 15 min
On the Spot
On the Spot
1950 20 films

The first NFB series made specifically for television, On the Spot consisted of 15-minute documentary reports (which later ran 30 minutes) on different aspects of life in Canada.


In this film, On the Spot series host Fred Davis sets out to learn about the art of photography. Amateur, commercial, news and portrait photographers discuss the tricks of their trade when Davis pays them a visit: Louis Jacques does a photo story on pianist Oscar Peterson, while Ottawa's Yousuf Karsh explains how he clicks the shutter at famous people and, illustrating his point, snaps Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent’s portrait.

  • director
    Allen Stark
  • producer
    Bernard Devlin
  • photography
    Donald Wilder
  • editing
    Marion Meadows
  • host
    Fred Davis


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