SPLASHING

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Genres:

  • Experimental

People/organisations:

  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: SPLASHING

Reference number: 8557

Date: 1966

Director: d. Margaret Tait

Production company: Ancona Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Fiction

Running time: 4.53 mins

Description: An experimental piece of film-making by Margaret Tait, featuring three children at play in a burn and garden, splashing and having fun playing with water.

Credits: Paul Tait, Ian Pirie, Marion Pirie

Shotlist: [shotlisted from Digital Betacam tape, manual control track]

(0.00) title and credits two boys and a little girl [Paul Tait, Ian Pirie and Marion Pirie] run up and down hillside covered in ferns. [some camera trickery allows them to seemingly run 'backwards']. Dressed in swimming costumes, they play in a big tin bath full of water, throwing buckets of water over each other's heads and generally having fun. The final sequence shows one of them 'playing' a twig, pretending to be a snake charmer, while the other two children dance along (4.48) THAT'S ALL (4.53)