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Title: HOUSE

Reference number: 3521

Date: 1967 / 1968

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24.27 mins

Description: Film following the construction of a house.

See also ref. 3522, [HOUSE FILM NO.2 FROM MAY 20th 1968 TO DECEMBER 4th 1968] for the houses' completion. See also ref 3523

Taggart family owned a granite yard up until 1956 when they sold up, bought a farm at Marywell on Deeside and moved from the city to the rural life. Both mother, Nannie, and daughter Nan, chronicled the early years of their new lives on the farm on film. Nan Taggart and cousin Glen Ross interviewed about the films on THE WAY IT WAS, Grampian TV, transmitted October / November 1994.

Shotlist: [col] shots of riverside, shots of house and plot for new house (1.03) shot of earthmover lifting soil onto back of lorry (1.34) pan over allotments (1.58) shots of the plot for house, shots of men working on foundations (2.58) shot of man walking out of "William Taggart & Son, Granite Memorials" (3.05) shots of men securing rebar for the foundations; shot of crane being moved into place; shot of men moving bricks (5.13) pan shot of garden beside greenhouse (5.30) shot of granite headstones, shot of cement being lowered on wire from crane (6.22) shots of men spreading concrete on site, shot of hopper being filled from concrete mixing lorry, more shots of men spreading concrete on site (7.43) shots of men laying bricks for walls, shots of bricks covered in polythene, shots of foundation of site, shots of brick walls covered in polythene; shots of brick laying, including granite facing, and measuring, gv's of the site (12.55) ints. shot of man writing a logbook, in a very compact office (13.04) shot of partially complete house, shots of inside walls of house, shots of foundations (14.21) more shots of men building walls (15.01) shot of man emptying wheelbarrow (15.10) shot of road and bridge over river (15.34) shot of crane arriving on site, shot of crane using hoist (16.49) shot of scaffolding round house, shot of joists and beams inside house, general shots of men working on the house (18.16) l/s of house from road, c/u shots of house, shots of the roof of house, gv's of house in partial completion (19.09) shot of woman entering doorway of house, shots of house and materials with snow on ground (20.38) shot of house and roof, shots of men working on roof of house (23.01) ms earlier stage of the building, bricklayers working on the walls (23.10) shot of slates being lifted up to roof; shot of front of house and slates (24.27)