HOUSE FILM NO. 3

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos
  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: HOUSE FILM NO. 3

Reference number: 3523

Date: 1969

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.34 mins

Description: Film following the construction of a house in 1969.

See also refs. 3521 and 3522

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: [no credits] shots of men cutting shapes out of aluminium (0.25) shots of iron pipes in bathroom, shots of men moving bath into place (0.56) brief shot of fire engines on road (1.13)shot of man installing mantlepiece and cementing fireplace (1.34) shot of bathroom furniture, sink, bidet, bath, toilet and shower base(2.04) shots inside kitchen of kitchen units and cooker (2.33) shots of boy planing wood, shots of painter with sample paper of paint colours, shots of rolls of wallpaper (3.05) shots of men and boy inside room of house looking at decoration (3.43) brief shots of wallpaper swatches and man painting (3.59) shots of man in kitchen adjusting things, shot of tiles on kitchen wall (4.32) shot of man in bathroom installing light bulb holder, shot of man installing light in living room, shot of living room carpet (5.19) shots of men removing furniture into removal van, shot of person packing inside house (5.52) shot of furniture in new home, shot of removal man sweeping out lorry, ext shots of completed house and road leading to it, shots of the front door of house (6.42) shots of snow storm, shots of river and surrounding roads covered with snow (7.21) shots of man pebble dashing (roughcasting) walls of house (8.43) shots of flowers in pots outside house, shots of workmen breaking down large stones and throwing them in pile outside house, shots of bulldozer dropping earth over pile of stones, shots of men raking earth over stones, general shots of bulldozer moving stones and men digging, shot of two men posing for camera (12.42) shot of flowers in pots, shot of men raking more earth from bulldozer, shot of young boy sitting outside house (13.23) shots of river and fields surrounding it, general shots of bulldozer uplifting earth and of men distributing the earth, shots of men laying a driveway to the houses (17.01) Garden Dyke started and road edges. Wednesday 29th. shot of caravan, shots of earth piled up beside houses, shots of men digging and laying earth (17.34)