INVERGORDON SMELTER, the

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Places:

  • Highlands, the
  • Ross-shire

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: INVERGORDON SMELTER, the

Reference number: 2216

Date: 1972

Director: d. Oscar Marzaroli

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the British Aluminium Co. Ltd.

Production company: Ogam Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20 mins

Description: The conception and construction of the aluminium smelter at Invergordon.

Credits: comm.w. Pat Bowman
comm.s. Derek Cooper
ph. Martin Singleton
ed. Pat Higson, Brian Crumlish

Shotlist: Title (.06) pan shot of Cromarty Firth (.16) views of Invergordon streets (.28) shots of Inverbreckie farm; buildings and fields (.48) shots of the various early stages of construction work on the jetty at Saltburn (6.27) pan shot of a lorry on the road carrying a load of aluminium conductor bars (6.49) long aluminium bars are cold-formed into shape (7.30) the shaped buzz bars are welded into position (7.40) further shots of the jetty under construction (8.14) cells of the smelter are put in position (9.16) shots at the quayside; the SS Richard delivers raw materials to Invergordon (9.53) exterior shot Sir William Strath, chairman of BA greets Gordon Campbell, Secretary of State for Scotland (10.19) a party of dignitaries and executives tour the plant before its opening (10.55) the Secretary of State for Scotland leaves by helicopter (11.34) general shots of smelter plants ext. (11.48) int. smelter control room (12.01) the buzz bar assemblies beneath the cell rooms (12.06) ext. pan of smelter plant (12.35) various stages in the production of aluminium (19.08) aerial views of the smelter plant (19.57) ecs (20.30)