>Do you remember watching filmstrips in class? For those who read my blog and are under 35 years old, filmstrips weren’t quite movies. They showed still images in succession at a very slow rate while a recording narrated.
Someone usually had to turn a knob to make the filmstrip move from picture to picture. The recording would “boop” when the film was supposed to be flipped to the next frame. I remember getting so pissed at the kid in charge of moving the film. They were always slow, but I never wanted the stress of turning the knob.
Eventually, we had automatic filmstrips. It was good comedy when the film and the sound were out of sync.
For some reason, I only seem to recall watching filmstrips either about science or safety. It didn’t really matter because a filmstrip meant taking a mental break, sitting in the dark, trying not to fall asleep.