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Members of the Scottish Association of Amateur Cinematographers gather at Crieff Hydro for a filming weekend in 1969. (clip)

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Reference number: 2135

Date: 1969

Director: filmed by W. & A. Murdoch

Sound: sound

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.13 mins

Description: A weekend at Crieff Hydro for members of the Scottish Association of Amateur Cinematographers where film-makers are seen preparing for a shoot.

Credits: p. J. Mitchell
Dr. Spiers In consultation
ph. J. Smith
ph. I. MacNeill
and the cast of the "The I.B.M. case"
Participants include Dr Norman Spiers, John Smith, John Mitchell, I McNab and the cast of THE IBM CASE.
cast Representative, D MacLauchlan; Secretary, JF Davidson; Chauffeur, FM Marshall; Manager, J Bonnar; three children, C Mitchell, J. Mitchell & B MacLauchlan; Policeman, WG Urquart; Waiter, J Mitchell. Porter and Page themselves.

Shotlist: Credits. [S/T musical background only] (0.13) SAAC (Scottish Association of Amateur Cinematographers) members arriving at Crieff Hydro Hotel. Preparations for filming both interior and exterior shots (1.00); The scene is set. "The I.B.M. Case" script and production John Mitchell credits (1.28) an important man is chaffeured to the door of the hotel as three boys look on (1.42) ints. hotel; men enter restaurant carrying a case, intercut with children reading comics; one child watches them (2.34) shot of porter by his office; child looks at newspaper headline "Atom Secrets Scare... A Black Leather Dispatch Case is stolen from Scientists Car", which he shows to his friends (2.56) boy steals the bag from the men's table as they eat (3.14) boys looking at "Top Secret" folder; men complain about theft, as the boys report their find (3.42) boys run out of hotel, pursued by men; boys hide in gardens (4.15) boys run into policeman; other men run down and argue; pointing out designs are for a lawnmower (4.57) boys run away; c/u faces of industrialists and policeman.
The End. (5.05) Shots of the "film crew" departing (5.13).