Introducing the standard 8mm film maker Albury doctor Leslie Samuel Woods. You’ll find more about Dr L.S.Woods in this series of articles here. Starting with this post, Who are you L.S.Woods?
The text has had a major revision thanks to the Dr. Wood’s family, and family history research by Sandra Rice.
I can now, as they do, call him Sam Woods!
This movie ‘Teaser’ of his film work in Albury, was transferred in 4k resolution, and I’ve added some music. It runs 3min 30 seconds. It uses images mostly from the reel “Views around Albury”.
The thumbnails below can be used to move through the other films and short sequences I’ve made.
In order of dates in the titles (I’m fine-tuning this, but Dr. Woods created some of these as ‘albums’ where he shows a baby, child growing, growing up and getting married). (Running times at 18fps (estimated, sometimes slower looked more accurate) and Reel lengths (again sometimes estimated).
DrWoods-Paris 14 min 24sec 200 ft Titled “Off to France” 1937
DrWoods-Venice-Vienna 15:06 200 ft
DrWoods-Berlin 17:35 220 ft
Rotary Conference – Nice 4:18 50 ft
(Much of this has large ‘gate hairs’ and will be difficult to retouch.
Sam kept it as a seperate small reel and didn’t include it in the compiled travel reels.)
DrWoods-Travel Home Mt. Blanc-Colombo (1937) 9:17 180ft
DrWoods-Shots at Random around Albury 4K 9:24 150 ft
DrWoods -Family 00 (Daily Drive, Seen in Valetta at 8 mins) 17:47 150 ft
DrWoods -Family 01 (Beach ?, Valetta, more family members) 13:34 190 ft
DrWoods-Family 02 14:30 200 ft
DrWoods-Family 03 8:08 100 ft
Dr Woods – Family 4 100 ft
DrWoods Family 05 Bermagui,Narooma 6:10, 100’
DrWoods-Odds & Ends 15:23 200 ft.
DrWoods_Misc 15:18 Football, Coloured floats (2:10), Sunburn Cure(9:17) Merimbula (B) Fishing 140 ft total
DrWoods – Merimbula Start (I think this is the family introduction reel) 15:53 200 ft
DrWoods – Merimbula 01 , Old School Badges, haircuts – 16:44 190ft
DrWoods_Merimbula 02 (has Produced By and Doc portrait) – 15:58 120 ft
Sub Menu Doctor Woods – Part 1. Who are you L.S.Woods? This is what I’ve found from archives and contributions, from the reports of general meetings of clubs and societies, obituaries, autopsies, published fame and notoriety, and things he’d probably like to forget – like the Pyjama Girl Case. Doctor Woods – Part 2. Albury Looking at the town of Albury and linking its events to those that are in two films, Views around Albury and Shots at Random around Albury. Doctor Woods – Part 3. Becoming a Filmmaker His first cameras, learning the craft, titles (thank you) and then losing the rigour and becoming a home movie maker. Splices and dirty edges. Doctor Woods – Part 4. A country doctor’s life The family movies. The people he clearly loved, what interested him – (which at the end of his life – Merimbula with his fishing mates )