OUTER HEBRIDES - HUMAN ACTIVITIES

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Places:

  • Outer Hebrides

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: OUTER HEBRIDES - HUMAN ACTIVITIES

Reference number: 2858

Date: 1968*

Director: [filmed by Charles E. Palmar]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.39 mins

Description: Crofting in the Outer Hebrides with footage of spinning and carding of wool, collecting seaweed and lobster fishing.

The film-maker was Charles Palmar, a Natural History Curator in Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow from 1949 - 1984.

Shotlist: [Shotlisted at different speed - actual timing is 17.39 mins @ 24fps]

no title [Outer Hebrides] man investigates site of early human habitation (1.03) gvs and c/u thatched cottages and blackhouses (2.30) sheep shearing (3.30) women carding wool. Old woman at spinning wheel outside door marked "Harris Tweed" (4.24) man at weaving loom (5.40) milking cow. Herd of cows on beach (6.50) several crofters droving cows off beach and up into grass (7.54) cheeses on a window ledge (8.00) family cutting and stacking peat. House with large peat stack outside (10.18) collecting seaweed by tractor, loading onto lorry. Delivery of seaweed to factory (12.30) lobster fishermen at work - c/u tagging lobster, setting new pots and placing animals in a floating store box; c/u lobsters with elastic bands on their claws moving around box (14.19) gvs bringing lobster ashore; c/u box of lobsters (15.00) c/u lobsters moving freely in shallow water; c/u tail (16.57)