GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART, the

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Education
  • Food and drink

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • McConnell, Edward ‘Eddie’

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART, the

Reference number: 3352

Date: 1957

Director: [d. Eddie McConnell]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.00 minsc

Description: Observations on life in the Glasgow School of Art.

Made by McConnell whilst a student at Glasgow School of Art 1955-1959, used to run Glasgow School of Art film club and in evenings showing classics of Soviet cinema etc. Had never seen the earlier film SEVEN TILL FIVE made by Norman McLaren (see ref. 1100). Used 70 DR, 3 turret lens camera. Dissolves achieved by winding camera back 25 frames at the end of the shot before. Did a bit "whenever he could and the daylight was good".

See also ref. N1072 for documentary on CLYDE VALLEY STOMPERS.

Shotlist: [shotlisted with the aid of the donor/film-maker]

[b&w] no title, students arriving at the school in the morning. Gv's students in class, intercut with shots of exterior and interior of the building. The "hen run". Sculpture studio, works by the student Janie Alston [two girls heads together], Stone carving - works by Alan Fletcher and shots of the works exhibited at the degree show. Stone carving class, tutor with the "usual fag in his mouth" [a stonemason from Edinburgh]. Students in the Art school shop being served by Mrs. Marshall. Archie Robertson of Tiree with group of girls [just before close up of bank notes], Lithography studio, painting class [Euan McNiven and Liz Johnstone (7.50 - 8.14)] textiles, degree show exhibits. Jam session, students [Val Wilson, Una Watson and others] at steps of the canteen , Jim McGhee, playing banjo etc. Pottery class, silversmithing work, furnishings on display. [Col] Art School dance - band includes Andy Clarke, Jimmy Galloway [Sax] - possibly the Clyde Valley Stompers. Dancers in fancy dress (c.17.00)