Biography of 'Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli'

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Production company and documentary film-maker

Oscar Marzaroli, Allan and Martin Singleton formed Ogam Films in 1967. Marzaroli, of a Scottish Italian family entered the film industry in 1959 after a period of photojournalism in London and Stockholm. During the 1960s he gained experience as cameraman, editor and assistant director with Templar Films and IFA Scotland, often acting as production stills photographer.

Ogam produced over seventy documentary and sponsored films, for agencies such as Films of Scotland and Highlands and Islands Development Board. Dear Green Place (1978) combines Marzaroli’s stills and movie talents with observations on social and structural change in Glasgow through a series of photographs taken over a ten year period.

Ogam Films was dissolved in the early 1980s. Marzaroli returned to full-time stills photography. Martin Singleton remains one of Scotland’s most experienced freelance cameramen.

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'BEYOND THE GRAMPIANS' thumbnail

BEYOND THE GRAMPIANS [1501]

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A description of the life of the fishing and farming communities in Aberdeenshire.

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1963

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BIG MILL, the [0387]

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The production of sheet steel at the Ravenscraig and Gartcosh Works of Colvilles Ltd. Lanarkshire. Ravenscraig steel works produced steel in many forms - to make cars and desks, bridges and ships for worldwide markets.

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1963

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CONSTRUCTION OF RENFREW MOTORWAY: Stage One [3485]

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Footage of the construction of part of the Renfrew motorway as illustrated in "A Highway Plan for Glasgow". Relates to issues proposed in the Bruce Report 1945 - a plan for the complete deconstruction of the existing Victorian city centre in order to cr

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1977

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COUNTY ON THE MOVE [2205]

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The towns, industries and places of interest in the county of West Lothian.

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1966

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DEAR GREEN PLACE [1275]

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Through a series of stills taken over a ten year period, a Glasgow photographer traces the rebirth of his city, through its social and structural changes.

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1978

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DEMOLITION OF GRAND HOTEL [2699]

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Unedited footage recording demolition work at the Grand Hotel at Charing Cross, Glasgow.

1977

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GLASGOW 1980 [0974]

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A documentary on how Glasgow would look in the 1980's after the redevelopment of its traffic system and the construction of new housing developments, planned in the mid '70s. Relates to issues proposed in the Bruce Report 1945 - a plan for the complete d

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1971

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GLASGOW'S PROGRESS [1497]

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Rushes from an unfinished production intended as a sequel to GLASGOW 1980. [See also ref. 0974].

1978

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HIGHLAND CRAFTS [2914]

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Traditional craft work in the Highlands and Islands.

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1973

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HIGHLAND HOLIDAY [2698]

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Some of the attractions offered by the Highlands to the holiday-maker, from sand yachting at Dunnet Bay, to skiing on the Cairngorms.

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1972

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HIGHLANDS [2756]

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The industries of the Highlands featuring the Invergordon Smelter and Ben Cruachan and Dounreay Power Stations.

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1971

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HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS - A ROYAL TOUR [2380]

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HRH the Prince of Wales on a tour of the Highlands and Islands with visits including the Highland stoneware pottery at Lochinver, a woollen mill on Lewis, an electronics factory on Skye and fudge and jewellery factories on Orkney.

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1973

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HUGH MacDIARMID: No Fellow Travellers [2688]

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Made to commemorate the 80th birthday of the late Hugh MacDiarmid, the poet speaks about his life and work in conversation with his son Michael Grieve and fellow poet Norman MacCaig. (30 mins)

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1972

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INVERGORDON SMELTER, the [2216]

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The conception and construction of the aluminium smelter at Invergordon.

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1972

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LION MOR - THE GREAT LINE [2687]

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Trawlers at sea and the catch being brought in on the "Great Line".

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LIVING IN SCOTLAND / SMITHS IN SCOTLAND, the [2231]

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An expression of the point of view of English men and women who have made their homes north of the Border.

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1966

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LOCH LOMOND [2250]

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The animals and lives of the people through the seasons on the shores of Loch Lomond.

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1967

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LOOKING AT PLAYGROUPS [2929]

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Overview of the activities children can enjoy at playgroups in Glasgow with off camera voiceovers discussing how children play, fund raising etc. Mention is made of how this is important as many mothers and children live in high rise tower blocks.

1971

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MACKINTOSH [2226]

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The life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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1968

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MORE THAN YOU THINK [2859]

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The experience of parenting and caring for mentally handicapped children.

1974

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NINIAN CENTRAL PLATFORM, the [5973]

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The construction by Howard Doris Ltd. of oil platforms at Loch Kishorn for the Ninian oilfield.

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1978

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NORTH UIST TRIP - TULIPS IN VALLAY STRAND [7235]

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Footage filmed in North Uist (probably Paible), including black houses and Highland & Islands Development Board initiative to plant tulips.

1969

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OUT SKERRIES [2691]

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The lives of the fishing community on the Shetland islands of Out Skerries. [At the time of making this film the population was 84].

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1978

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PRIDE OF ISLANDS, a [2259]

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The changing pattern of life in the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.

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1973

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SORLEY MACLEAN'S ISLAND [3141]

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The Gaelic poet Sorley Maclean recites his poetry and discusses his work with fellow writer Iain Crichton Smith.

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1974

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STILL LIFE WITH HONESTY [2686]

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The late Sir William Gillies, speaks of his life's work while the camera lingers on his paintings.

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1970

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TAYSIDE [2257]

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An overview of Tayside, looking at its industries, towns, landscape and people. First Films of Scotland film to be made about one of the new local authority regions.

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1974

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TWO MEN OF TIREE [2696]

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Bakers baking bread, children singing a Gaelic song and fishermen fishing for lobsters on the island of Tiree. (Both men were given start up funding from the Highlands and Islands Development Board)

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1975

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