ISLANDS IN THE SEA

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Invernesshire
  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Power resources

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: ISLANDS IN THE SEA

Reference number: 5795

Date: 1979c

Production company: [ Edinburgh Film Productions]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26.00 mins

Description: Overview of the construction and installation of a large oil rig in the North Sea. Footage from around the world including Orkney, America, Asia and London. [mute]

Shotlist: [mute, rush print]
Old man to camera, something trailing underwater intercut with shots of men and large computers (1.02) c/u man making speech (2.23) giant oil rig under construction at sea, gvs men on oil rig (4.24) same man making speech (5.44) gvs oil rig, men watching giant flame burning (6.25) Kirkwall in Orkney, gvs people shopping (6.44) London, Thames, marching band, London bus (6.56) pan remote landscape, Orkney (7.17) USA street with tram (7.32) diagram of oil rig (7.45) ext huge office building in USA, int views of people (8.07) bus with 'Deutches Stern' on side, gvs German town (8.22) fire burning industrial process, molten metal being shaped into pipe (9.33) Asia, ferry, illustration of oil rig, parts being constructed(11.36) brief view Cherbourg, more gvs construction on land (12.26) aerial view Orkney, view from ground (12.50) University of Dundee, gvs, Dept of Biological Sciences, int lab (13.13) JCB on muddy construction site, parts of oil rig being transported out to sea on huge craft (14.00) map of Scotland, camera zooms into Ardersier, aerial view construction site (14.20) [spacer] (14.30) gvs Edinburgh, pipes being lifted by crane at Leith (?), pipes being coated (16.12) pipeline being laid at sea by huge machine, gvs construction of oil rig (17.30) construction machinery at work on land (17.49) map of Scotland, gvs Peterhead, sea traffic, fishermen, fish market, barrels of oil at docks (19.22) men on oil rig (19.40) [spacer] (20.00) oil rig under construction, building of a huge terminal (21.15) [spacer] (21.28) oil rig under construction (26.00)