HYDRO POLES BY HELICOPTER

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Power resources

Genres:

  • Experimental
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: HYDRO POLES BY HELICOPTER

Reference number: 6231

Date: 1978, February 1

Director: [filmed by Margaret Tait]

Production company: Ancona Films

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 3.35 mins

Description: Poles, presumably to be used to carry electricity wires, are seen being carried over a wintry landscape by helicopter in Sandwick, Orkney.

See also ref. 6219 for another film in the 'Ancona Briefs' series.

See also Additional Information file at 11/1/455. Paper Archives 4/5/119, 4/11/651, 4/5/92.

The Tait papers are deposited in Orkney Archives. Currently being catalogued. For any enquiries please contact Principal Archivist.

The British Artist's Film and Video Study Collection at http://www.bftv.ac.uk/avantgarde based at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design holds an artist's file on Margaret Tait.

The British Film Institute National Library http://www.bfi.org.uk holds many of the published articles on her and her work.

In 1979 Margaret Tait was the subject of a BBC Scotland 'Spectrum' arts programme.

Credits: [opening credit] Ancona Briefs, Hydro Poles by Helicopter in Sandwick, Orkney on 1 February 1978

[ecs] Hydro Poles by Helicopter in Sandwick, Orkney on 1 Feb 78

Shotlist: opening credit and title gvs helicopter carrying pole suspended below with chains over a wintry, snowy landscape in Sandwick, Orkney. A farmhouse is visible in foreground during some shots. The helicopter takes off, lands and generally flies around (2.59) gvs birds flying over wintry fields (3.26) ecs (3.35)