MIKE GETS THE MESSAGE

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
  • Education
  • Sporting activities
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: MIKE GETS THE MESSAGE

Reference number: 4547

Date: 1966*

Director: filmed by Mr R G Giuliani Dec'd

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.54 mins

Description: Small story involving the pupils of Old Aberdeen School, designed to show how the cycling proficiency tests are of benefit to the pupils. The story centres on a boy called Mike who does not follow any aspect of road safety.

Please note that this film was telecined at 25fps but shot and shotlisted at slower speed 20/21 fps. Sound quality is poor on viewing copy.

Credits: With R McHattie.

Shotlist: Credits (.20) gvs of traffic along Great Western Road, Aberdeen and children cycling and walking to school, boys climbing on back of moving milk lorry (1.28) c/u of girl blowing whistle (1.34) gvs of boy coming out shop crossing road narrowly missing car on road, boys standing and holding onto back of truck as it drives off (1.58) gvs of boys and girls doing experiments in science laboratory and mike taking letter from his teacher (2.36) gvs of Mike looking at bikes, c/u of bikes, Mike cycling through streets on bike to chemist shop (3.41) gvs of blind man walking up street with stick and tripping over the bike Mike has left lying outside shop (4.00) gvs of police car coming to school and Mike cycling back to school (4.25) gvs of police officer taking details from boy about his missing bike, boys playing football in school yard and ball goes out onto road, Mike runs out to get it and nearly gets hit by car (4.48) gvs of man talking about and pointing at bike as group of children listen (5.14) gvs of children looking at and creating posters about the highway code (5.52) gvs of police officer instructing children on cycling proficiency (6.50) c/u of bicycle and cycling proficiency badge from the 'Aberdeen Accident Prevention Council', Mike gets presented with his badge and uses new knowledge to safely cycle home (7.37) ecs (7.54)