BOWING PRINCIPLES FOR STRING PLAYERS

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Subjects:

  • Education
  • Music

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Pelicula Films
  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: BOWING PRINCIPLES FOR STRING PLAYERS

Reference number: 0308

Date: 1975

Director: d. Michael Alexander

Sponsor: EFS [Educational Films of Scotland] / Scottish Arts Council

Production company: Pelicula Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.11 mins

Description: Joan Dickson, a cellist, demonstrates bowing principles for string players.

Credits: devised and presented by Joan Dickson
ph. Mark Littlewood
sd. Louis Kramer
ed. Patrick Higson
Joan Dickson, Cellist, demonstrates the principles of movement of the bow.
Made by Pelicula Films for EFS and the Scottish Arts Council.

Shotlist: Joan Dickson playing the cello. c/u bow moving across strings (1.06) demonstration by walking across floor to illustrate the effect of stiffness in joints (1.31) c/u of bow on strings (2.07) shots of people in motion to illustrate joints' movement. Shots of pedestrians, cyclist, painter (2.46) bowing and arm movements (3.15) "wood sawing" exercise to develop the arm movements and how to hold the bow correctly (5.58) various movements in bowing are demonstrated (11.19) how to hold bow in fingers (13.34) shots of cellist from above and in front (14.48) ecs (15.11)