SUN PICTURES, the

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Education

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • COOPER, Henry
  • Campbell Harper Productions
  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: SUN PICTURES, the

Reference number: 1496

Date: 1965

Director: d. David Bruce

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Scottish Arts Council

Production company: Campbell Harper Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15 mins

Description: A history of the pioneers of photography, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson.

See production file for script and stills. See also ref. 8077

Credits: [start credit] The Caloptype photographs of David Octavius Hill 1802 - 1870 and Robert Adamson 1821 - 1848

[ecs] This film was made with the assistance of The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh Public Libraries, The Free Church of Scotland
devised and d. David Bruce
comm. s. Aidan Thomson
camera Ian Kennedy
ed. Henry Cooper

Shotlist: REEL 1
Credits (.19) rostrum camera shots of various Hill and Adamson photographs, including Robert Adamson, David Hill, the "disruption" painting with photographs of individuals (2.58) the Napiers of Heriot Row, Sir James Forrest of Comiston, John Gibson, Sir John McNeil, James Spence, two gentlemen (sir James Young Simpson), Professor Monro, Dr. Robert Knox, Bonaly Towers, the Adamson family, Naval office (unidentified), Captain Will, Colonel Bell, Major James Glencairn Burns (5.27) Gordon Highlanders at Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Castle itself, masons at work on the Scott Monument, the Scott Monument, George Meikle Kemp. Masons, the Scott Monument, statue of Sir Walter Scott, the Scott Monument, Greyfriars churchyard, John Knox's house, and the Burns Monument (8.07)

REEL 2
No credits. shots of various photographs including Lord Robertson, Sheriff Speirs, Dr. Cox, Rev. Beecher, Charles Sobieski Stuart, John Stevens, John Wilson (Christopher North), James Ballantyne, James Naysmith, Hugh Miller, John Henning. Lane and Peddie as Afghans, Edward W. Lane, Rev. Peter Jones as Red Indian, David Hill, Patrick Byrne (2.55) portraits of the ladies of Edinburgh and children (3.59) people of Newhaven, harbour at St. Andrews (6.26) ecs (6.55)