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Vintage Video Clip From the 1940s Discusses Work Opportunities in the Field of Photography

Close to seven decades later, this vocational guidance video remains as informative as it was when it was first released.

During the 1940s, Vocational Guidance Films, Inc., through Burton Films, Inc., released several videos under the Your Life Series. These are basically vocational guidance films that were produced “to snap America’s teenagers out of a Depression mood,” and gave brief overviews on various careers in fields such as air transportation, the baking industry, automotive service, and, of course, photography.

The video above was produced in 1946 and discussed the possible careers that one can have in the field of photography and cinematography. It differentiated the types of photographers, discussed other work opportunities that wouldn’t require actual camera work, and listed ways that an aspiring photographer can gather all the experience he or she needs. Indeed, as the video had put it, “The field of photography is broad enough to provide opportunities to thousands of persons with various aptitudes, interests, and educational backgrounds”!

All information in this article were sourced from Finding Your Life’s Work and Photography from The Prelinger Archive on The Internet Archive and IMDB.

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