SHAPES IN THE WATER

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Ceremonies
  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Ships and shipping
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Tree Films

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SHAPES IN THE WATER

Reference number: 3044

Date: 1974

Director: d. Bill Forsyth

Sponsor: Highlands and Islands Development Board

Production company: Tree Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 27.25 mins

Description: Highland boat-building, showing intermediate processes of clinker- and carvel built boats, as well as those involved in ferroconcrete and steel construction of boats. Footage of ferries, fishing boats, power boats, and sailing boats.

Credits: "A North 7 Film"
w. Charles Gormley
nar. Fulton Mackay
m. Tom Ward, Charlie Soane
ph. Jon Schorstein
sd. Alex Brown
ed. Brian Crumlish

Shotlist: No credits. Two men in forest picking out a tree (1.44) gvs boats on water (2.39) gvs ferries (3.56) gvs power boats and sailboats on water (4.59) tracking shot into dock (5.21) gvs fishing boats coming into harbour (Campbeltown?), including brief ints of the boats (6.42) gvs fishing boats in dry dock (Campbeltown?) (8.07) gvs men at work in boatyard (Campbeltown?) (9.28) shipbuilders working on a clinker-built wooden boat in Orkney (11.04) gvs fishermen drawing in lobster traps (12.51) gvs men working on the frame of a carvel-built wooden fishing boat (14.25) men applying glass reinforced plastic to hull of wooden boat (17.10) Ferro concrete boat construction (18.05) two men inspecting boats under construction (19.14) gvs 80ft. trawlers leaving harbour (Mull of Kintyre?) (20.46) gvs welding and construction in a steel boatyard (22.53) gvs launchings of boats (25.04) gvs boats in harbour (Campbeltown?) (26.38) ecs (27.25)