HOLLOW MOUNTAIN, the

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Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Power resources

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • LOW, David
  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Templar Films

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: HOLLOW MOUNTAIN, the

Reference number: 2214

Date: 1966

Director: [d. R. S. Riddell Black]

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board

Production company: Templar Film Studios

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.12 mins

Description: The building of the Ben Cruachan pumped-storage hydro-electric scheme.

Paper archive at 4/11/473

See alternative version at ref. 2790 CRUACHAN

Credits: comm. s. Joseph McLeod
ph. David Low

Shotlist: credits (.07) blank (.32) c/u of human eye (.38) title followed by shots of solar eclipse (1.38) cloudy sky (1.46) c/u of human eye (1.51) views of a stone circle [shot through a red filter] (2.02) c/u of girl sunbathing on beach (2.12) crowded beach (2.20) shots of boy diving into water and a girl drying herself with a towel (2.32) gvs streams and running water (2.59) shot of snow covered mountain (3.06) car driving along dark road (3.18) gvs electricity control room (3.42) aerial views of Ben Cruachan (3.57) gvs of int. of the Ben Cruachan control room (4.19) explanatory diagram of how Ben Cruachan power station works (4.47) gvs of very high fountain (4.58) gvs int. Ben Cruachan control room (5.42) Land Rover entering mouth of tunnel (5.46) the journey through the tunnel (5.56) shot of the various construction operations taking place at the core of Ben Cruachan (7.48) Land Rover travelling along the tunnel (7.55) aerial tracking shot of dam under construction (8.42) helicopters transporting sections of cable towers (9.12) pan across landscape and loch to partially built cable tower. gvs of construction of a cable tower (10.32) the manufacture of a cable (11.16) a cable is raised onto a tower (11.31) shots of road and snowy hills, l/s of dam (11.41) aerial shot of dam (11.49) diagram in control room and view across top of dam (12.02) approach of the Queen's car (12.11) int. of the control centre (12.17) the Queen enters the control centre and pulls the lever to officially start the machine (13.02) c/u of the equipment (13.14) pan to c/u of dam (13.30) l/s of dam (13.37) landscapes. l/s of dam (14.02) credits (14.12)