Where: Central City Library
View Finder is the Film Archive's moving image presentation that is installed in the Auckland Central Library window on Lorne Street. View Finder runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The Film Archive's current moving image presentation is How airplanes fly (2013) by Dawson Clutterbuck. This presentation runs from 5 - 18 December 2013.
A still from How airplanes fly (2013).
Dawson Clutterbuck's video How airplanes fly is a section from an aviation education video originally made in the USA in 1968.
Clutterbuck, who is interested in the theory of flight and how things fly, made this video to display a universal theory of the forces needed to allow an airplane to fly. The air foils (wings and body of a plane) have the same forces in action as the air foils of a kite.
This video supports Clutterbuck's film Rangahaua, which is now showing at the New Zealand Film Archive screening space on Karangahape Road. How airplanes fly attempts to compare the physics of flight to the localised knowledge George Bryers has of flying kites at Mitimiti, which Rangahaua documents.