SCOTTISH BRAILLE PRESS

Workers at the Scottish Braille Press transcribe, typeset and print copies of the ‘Memoirs of Field Marshall Montgomery’. (clip)

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  • Edinburgh

Genres:

  • Television news

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: SCOTTISH BRAILLE PRESS

Reference number: 5173

Date: 1963c

Production company: [ Templar Film Studios]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.12 mins

Description: Short film following the processes of transcription and printing of a current book in braille by the Scottish Braille Press.

Shotlist: Woman binding a thick book (0.10) shots older woman reading from a book of memoirs to a man operating a machine that punches braille into a metal sheet (0.27) c/u hands proofing? braille (0.40) man operating a two-sheet braille press (0.49) pressing paper within two sided braille mould? sheets; man inserting paper between metal sheets (1.50) pan over printing shop (2.02) man reading the finished book next to the print version: "The Memoirs of Field Marshal Montgomery" (2.23) c/u sign "The Scottish Braille Press"; shot of gates (2.34)