TRAWLER TOWN

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • Group 5 / Clansman Films
  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: TRAWLER TOWN

Reference number: 2647

Date: 1960

Director: filmed by Ronald Miller

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.03 mins

Description: Trawlers unload their catch at Aberdeen harbour and the fish auction gets underway.

Entered in the Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1960.

Shotlist: Credits (.14) various shots of trawlers in and approaching Aberdeen harbour. Trawler comes alongside quay, ties up and crew begin to unload catch. Shots of baskets of fish being transferred to market shed, by winch and pulley systems (3.01) in shed, fish graded by size and quality, checked for rejects (4.35) crew gut and sort fish (5.06) tally kept of weight (6.06) auction begins. Shot of the auctioneer and buyers surrounded by crew as fish bargains struck. Radio telephones used to link office and buyer (7.14) shots of fish boxes being loaded onto lorries and transported curing plants. Quayside cleaned up, hosed down. General shots of harbour. Steam trawler sails out of harbour (10.03)