ORKNEY '71

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Birds

People/organisations:

  • LOORIJ, Jan Paulus (Jack)

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: ORKNEY '71

Reference number: 9932

Date: 1971

Director: filmed by Jack P. Loorij

Sound: silent

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 30.15 mins

Description: Amateur footage of a bird-watching trip to Scotland by Jack and Tom Loorij, working with Eddie Balfour of the RSPB on Orkney and visiting Eynhallow island.

Audio tracks are in Dutch. Detailed notes, also mostly in Dutch, regarding the film are held on file at the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

See also refs. 9931 and 9933

Further information about amateur film-maker Jack P. Loorij can be found on the website of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, where his film collections are held: https://wiki.beeldengeluid.nl/index.php/Jack_P._Loorij [last accessed 7 May 2020]

Shotlist: [no title] c/u map of Scotland, then map of Orkney, pointer indicating Stenness area - gvs Scrabster harbour - shots from departing ferry past Scrabster lighthouse, gulls flying overhead - Tom Loorij on deck, approaching Stromness harbour - passengers disembarking - ferry in harbour, unloading goods and winching car on deck - St. Magnus Cathedral - cottages in countryside - c/u shots wildflowers (4.43) c/u map, showing route from Stromness to Kirkwall and back - still images various birds - map showing extent of mainland - gvs hen harrier research work in field with Eddie Balfour - stuffed owl used as decoy to catch harrier - harrier held in stocking - Balfour and others set up toy doll as lure - harrier in flight - harrier caught and held in stocking, tagged - team taking notes and checking tag - harrier released, measured, weighed and examined - c/u shots harrier, then released to fly away (9.31) gvs eider ducks on water, feeding amongst seaweed (11.52) common gulls, oystercatchers and herring gulls on shore (13.06) golden plovers in distance and close-up (15.27) map showing the island of Eynhallow - still images of various birds - gvs on boat approaching Eynhallow - gvs island - rocky shore, wildflowers - still setting up tripod - gvs shags on rocks at shore, long shots and close-ups, nests (22.00) gvs black guillemots on rocks at sea - gvs coast, fulmar colony in rocks - long shots and close-ups of fulmars - fulmars on the water - fulmars at nest, c/u egg - nesting (28.00) chick in nest - gvs coast, Tom Loorij carrying equipment down to shore - rowing boat comes in to pick them up, Tom and his mother? climb on board - c/u shots skipper - gvs journey back to mainland pier (30.15)