SMOKIES

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Places:

  • Angus

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SMOKIES

Reference number: 1781

Date: 1958*

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland

Production company: SEFA (Dundee Group)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.20 mins

Description: A description of the fishing industry on the east coast of Scotland.

Teaching notes.

Credits: [ph., sc, notes: Mr Thomas Nan MA Dundee]
[Thanks are due to the Beattie family of Ladyloan and Mr Don Gray and Mr Norman Crawford of Arbroath]

Shotlist: Credits (.13); Shot of a fishing boat [Arbroath AH15] at sea. (.22); Unloading the catch. Shots of same. Shot of fishing boat [AH93] (.35); Sale by auction. Shot of same with close-ups of fish (.55); Cleaning the haddocks. Shots of same. Salting. Fish are salted. The fish are paired. Shots of same (2.38); And hung on sticks. Fish strung up on sticks (3.03); Hardwood logs are burning in the pit. Shots of fish being smoked (4.09); After about 40 minutes.... Smoked fish are taken out of the pit (4.37); .... Done to a turn! The fish are stacked in a box (5.16); Smokies are sold by weight. Shot of sign on a building which reads "Smokies sold here" (5.23); The fish are weighed and bought at a market by housewives (5.56); End credits (6.00).