SEALS AND SEA LIONS

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Fish and fishing
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SEALS AND SEA LIONS

Reference number: 3874

Date: 1955*

Sponsor: Joint Production Committee [SEFA and SFC]

Production company: SEFA (Lanarkshire Group)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.20 mins

Description: Study of seals and sea-lions at Calderpark Zoo, Glasgow. Concludes with section showing seals giving display in a circus.

Credits: technical adviser S.H. Benson
titles W. Shanks D.A.
Filmed at Calderpark Zoo, Glasgow; Zoological Gardens, Edinburgh and Chipperfields Circus, by courtesy of the authorities

Shotlist: credits (0.12) The seal is an animal that feeds and plays in the water gvs same (1.01) On land his back flippers are just dragged along gvs same (1.18) He has claws on his front fins c/u same (1.33) You can't see his ears- they are inside his head gvs same (1.53) His cousin the Sea Lion has ears that you can see (2.04) gvs same (2.15) And back flippers that help him along gvs same of sea-lion climbing up wooden ladder, with slow motion c/u (2.51) The Sea Lion is the clever boy of the family gvs sea lions swimming and playing in the water (4.17) gvs Chipperfields Circus with Big Top and sea lions, horses and a parrot doing various tricks (5.11) Here they are again- the seal, with no outside ears, back flippers that are dragged along on land, and claws gvs same (5.44) The Sea Lion- a circus star gvs sea lion doing tricks (6.00) ecs (6.20)