Industry on Film
When & Where
Industry is brought to life in film for a plethora of reasons: to document a process, to advertise or celebrate new manufacturing methods, to agitate for social change, and to entertain.
Talks will include:
The Making of The Big Mill (1963) Justin Parkes, North Lanarkshire Council
In 1962 the Films of Scotland Committee and steelmaker Colvilles commissioned a documentary film on the new hot strip mill at Ravenscraig Steel Works near Motherwell.The mill was the largest in western Europe and presented a new dawn for the Scottish steel industry. Director Laurence Henson and his team faced considerable technical obstacles and this talk (including clips) will throw some light on the production of one of Scotland’s most enduring documentary films.
You Don't See it Anymore Tracey Fearnehough & Holger Mohaupt, Room 8 Studio
A talk about industrial heritage and cinema by filmmakers from Room 8 Studio.
Revisiting Nuclear Film: Factual, Fictional and the In-Between Gair Dunlop, University of Dundee
Films which explore nuclear research and experimentation exist in many places: national film archives, cupboards in obsolete facilities, and in late-night slots on obscure film channels. Science fiction and science factual works share a language of excitement, danger and resolution. Looking back at these works from a post-fission perspective allows us to explore nuances hidden within the works. Contemporary digital technologies of multi-screen projection enable new ways for the viewer to inhabit a new space of perception between past and present.
The Use of Moving Image in Recording Industrial Subjects Miriam McDonald: Historic Environment Scotland
Outlining the uses and value of the moving image as a tool in recording industrial subjects for Historic Environment Scotland’s online resource, Canmore. Includes extracts from site records in Canmore from past and recent surveys.
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