Shape description. Part 1

United States, 1948

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Episode of Series “Mechanical Drawing”.
The film begins by demonstrating that the only accurate method of telling others exactly how to build an object is to make several drawings showing how the object looks from different points of view. The film then describes orthographic projection, utilising animated diagrams and animated models to provide unusual three-dimensional effects.


production company

Pathescope Company of America






Black and White

ACMI Identifier


Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Orthographic projection

Crafts & Visual Arts → Size and shape

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Mechanical drawing

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Orthographic projection

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Size and shape

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Mechanical drawing

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Orthographic projection

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Size and shape

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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