WEAVE ME A RAINBOW

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Borders
  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • RIDDELL-BLACK, Robert
  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Templar Films

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: WEAVE ME A RAINBOW

Reference number: 2245

Date: 1962

Director: d. Edward McConnell

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and National Association of Scottish Woollen Manufacturers

Production company: Templar Film Studios

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 30 mins

Description: A feature on the Scottish woollen industry for the National Association of Scottish Woollen Manufacturers.

Salerno Film Festival, 1962 - Cup presented by Salerno Chamber of Commerce. Argentine Documentary Film Festival, Buenos Aires, 1962. Venice Film Festival, 1962. Cinematography, Rome, 1962 - First Prize in Technical - Industrial Category. Sydney Film Festival, 1963. Ecafe Film Festival, New Zealand, 1965.

Credits: ph. Gordon Coull
unit man. Anne Eaton
sd. rec. James McKee
ass. ed. Cyril McConnell
anim. Halas and Batchelor
exec. p. Riddell Black
m. Frank Spedding
cond. Marcus Dods
comm. s. Henry Donald

Shotlist: REEL 1
Title and credits (.41) shots of ewe giving birth (2.53) shots of lambs and sheep (3.14) animation of sheep hair follicles and how the wool has its special properties (5.16) gvs wool being hand-plucked from Shetland sheep (6.26) shot of a shawl woven from this wool (6.40) shots of the dyes used to colour the wool (7.35) animated sequence showing how the wool absorbs the dye (8.30)

REEL 2
No credits. gvs int. of dye house and shots of the process of dying the wool (.45) shots of carding machines in operation and the process of making thread (2.27) various shots of yarn being twisted and wound to make it thinner and stronger (3.26) tracking shot of stockpile of various coloured threads for the designer (3.51) designer at work in his studio (4.49) c/u of process of plain weaving (6.00) shots of various checked cloths (6.21) shots of other designs super-imposed on shots of landscape (7.50) gvs int. and ext. of design studio (8.24)

REEL 3
No credits. Shots of weaving machines in operation (2.26) shot of various cloths after completion (3.50) tracking shots of tailor chalking up the finished fabric (4.01) sequence where models act out the parts of pilots and air hostesses stopping over in Scotland and then wearing various clothes made from Scottish fabric. Scots cloths worn in overseas cities. Stresses the international nature of Scottish fabrics (9.50) gvs Aberdeenshire and the Borders, intercut with shots of sheep (11.13)