Title: GRIERSON SHELL FILM UNIT 80 YEARS MASTER
Duration: 1:59 minutes
Grierson Shell Film Unit 80 Years Master
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Strings. (Film reel sound can be heard)
Old-style Shell film unit logo on blue background
Shell Film Unit 1934-2014 Founded by John Grierson
Black and white shots of propeller plane landing, communication tower, engineers taking a plane apart, a glass blower, people watching the start of a motorcycle race, shots of the race in progress, ships in a port, the landing strip on a tanker, a plane landing on the tanker, an air controller waving the plane in to land, people pushing the plane down the landing strip. In colour now: People running through a field of birds, a woman in a canoe with four children with a stilt house behind her, an old fisherman repairing his net, a younger fisherman throwing his net out into the water, a man in discussion with officials at a stall with others sitting on the dusty street floor watching, a man and woman examining crops in a field, bags of produce being loaded onto a 4x4 with buffalo in the foreground attached to a makeshift sled for carrying produce, a bird market in progress, shots of a tapir followed by a monkey eating in a tree, people climbing into the back of a plane, an oil rig at sea, a two-blade helicopter landing on the rig, men climbing on scaffolding on the rig, the rig base, sunset and the rig, the rig surrounded by ice, shots of ice with water flowing through it, inside a car factory, women grinding cereal by hand, landscape shots of rocky areas, underwater reef shot, inside a cave, a Western street scene with horses and carts, a man and his dog walking outside a country house, shots of people in canoes going down a river, a deserted plain with canal running through it, busy roads in a city, staircase and escalators in city with people going up and down them, busy city roads at night, a ship named Prelude at a port, people inside the ship, tug boats around the ship, oil tanker leaving port, 4x4 ‘golf carts’ going along a desert road, a sign in Arabic and English that reads ‘Mines’, oil rig at sea, oil rig at sea at night, men at work at night on the rig, woman in a racing car with shell logo on the bonnet, snowy mountain and frozen river, rocky valley with river shot, the London Eye. Fade to black.
Yellow and red shell logo appears in top right-hand corner throughout video footage.