GANNETS AT LERWICK

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Places:

  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Environment, the

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: GANNETS AT LERWICK

Reference number: 1619

Date: 1946

Director: [filmed by Theo Kay]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.20 mins

Description: The gannets' habitat on the Shetland Isles is observed between January and February 1946.

Mr Theo Kay, the film-maker, was a friend of Jenny Gilbertson and was prompted by her experiences to take up filming himself.

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Shotlist: Credits (0.06) General views of water in Lerwick harbour (0.14) Feeding in a natural manner. General views of gannets. Shots of Lerwick harbour and houses as a backdrop. Shots of steam fishing trawlers at quay (1.40) Being fed. Gannets feed on the fish thrown to them out of camera sight. General views of the harbour, birds wheeling and diving (8.20)