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  • Lanarkshire


  • Amateur
  • Comedy


  • 1980s

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Reference number: 7440

Date: 1982

Sound: sound

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Fiction

Running time: 8.15 mins

Description: A short comedy in which members of the Dalziel Cine Club try to come up with an idea for a film for the Strathclyde Film Event on the theme of 'inflation', but instead save money by using an old club film.

Note from Mr Saberton: This film was made for the Strathclyde Film Event on the theme of "inflation" and portrays the club trying to come up with an affordable script before finally resorting to use clips from an old film, Dr Kilimov - see ref. 7396. The club scenes were filmed in the Wrangholm Hall Community Centre which has since been demolished. This was the first club film completed after the move to Wrangholm Hall and came second in the competition within one point of the winner. The film's main interest is that it features all the members of the day. There is a nice scene where the old film is shown on the clubs Eumig P8 projector. These were unusual machines in that the film wound off from the back of the reel i.e. anti-clockwise. You get a good view of the threading of these projectors. The main point of the film was to develop a story that would involve all the club and could be made on a club night as an exercise in shooting and editing single 8 sound. I think the music used on the Dr Kilimov clip was the original sound taken from the coupled tape. The move to Wrangholm Hall was due to the club having been told they could no longer use the premises in Coursington Road. It necessitated changing the meetings to a Wednesday night instead of Tuesday and was not a success.

Paper archive records relating to the Dalziel Camcorder Club are held at the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Credits: camera Bryan Law, Brian Saberton
lighting Tom Park
ed. Bryan Law, Brian Saberton
continuity Ann Williams
sc. Evelyn Law
ed. Evelyn Law

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS - manual control track]

title on inflating balloon - shots of cine club meeting, member talking about members' film on theme of 'inflation' - members leave and come back again the following week, paying their admission at the door and greeting each other - chairman starts meeting and discusses film script for Strathclyde Film Event, but no one has prepared a script - Brian Saberton arrives with a script - he describes it to members, but the treasurer starts to add up the possible budget and states that it will cost too much to produce - a member suggests that they should submit an old film for the competition to save money - he laces the film up on the club's Eumig P8 projector - shots of club members watching scenes from club film 'Dr. Kilimov' - treasurer agrees to use the film to save money - Brian complains that his script should be used, but is chased out of the club - balloon title deflates - ecs (8.15)