PICTORIAL MARQUETRY

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts

Genres:

  • Educational
  • Instructional

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: PICTORIAL MARQUETRY

Reference number: 3917

Date: 1953

Director: filmed by Dr. Iain Dunnachie

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.08 mins

Description: Shows the various stages involved in making a picture by inlaying a variety of wood veneers.

Specially commended by the Board of Amateur Cine World.

Scottish Amateur Film Festival 1953, highly commended.

Credits: marquetry by T.W. Luney

Shotlist: ecs (0.30) shot of man making charcoal sketch of riverside scenery (1.30) From this rough sketch a working drawing is made gvs same (2.25) Suitable woods are selected before cutting starts gvs same (2.56) A start is made in the top left hand corner shot of man cutting out shapes of picture in wood with penknife (4.13) Only the bottom & right hand edges are traced on subsequent pieces gvs same (5.15) The top & left hand edges are cut to the profile of previous pieces gvs same, with artist taping down pieces in position (7.08) So the work goes on, piece by piece, and hour by hour...... gvs of picture being created (7.42) ......until some 12-14 hours later gvs artist finishing off his work (9.06) The wood-cut is now banded, glued and pressed gvs same (11.22) After drying the wood-cut is scraped, sandpapered, and polished gvs same (12.47) Other examples of pictorial marquetry gvs various pictures demonstrating the art (13.04) ecs (13.08)