METAL IN HARMONY

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Places:

  • Fife
  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Science and technology
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: METAL IN HARMONY

Reference number: 2239

Date: 1962

Director: d. Kenneth Fairbairn

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and British Aluminium

Production company: Anglo Scottish Pictures Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 28.00 mins

Description: A description of how the aluminium industry was established in the Highlands.

Nikola Tesla Film Festival, Belgrade, 1962 - Diploma. Sydney Film Festival, 1963

Production file

Credits: m. John and Joan Shakespeare
comm. w. Norman MacCaig
comm. s. Tom Fleming
sd. Laurie Peake
ph. Eddie Earp assisted by Ben Knoll Ghana sequence : John Williamson
ed. Colin Cherrill, assisted by Michael Gildrig

Shotlist: Reel 1
gvs Bauxite mining in Ghana (1.05) shots of Bauxite being transported to dock and being loaded onto ship (2.06) title (2.35) shot of cargo ship "Natale" docking and unloading cargo at Burntisland (3.53) shots of Alumina manufacture and transport of same (4.50) gvs streams and waterfalls (5.34) shots inside H.E.B. station at Foyers (6.11) shot of residents of Kinlochleven (6.20) dramatised re-enactment of construction of dam at Kinlochleven (7.35)

Reel 2
shots of lorry arriving at Lochaber with Alumina and its subsequent reduction to aluminium ingots (9.54) shots of ingots being transported to and unloaded at Falkirk (11.17) gvs inside aluminium factory showing testing of Alumina by metalurgist (12.14) slabs of Alumina being rolled into long sheets (15.07) shots of Alumina rolls being used to construct roofing (15.35) and shots of finished examples (16.20) shot of Alumina strips and its many uses in the kitchen (17.34) shots of the interior of a research laboratory (18.14) and aluminium sheets being packed for export (18.25) assorted shots of various modes of transport - cars, aeroplanes etc. which use aluminium in their construction (20.00) credits (20.35)