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Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

H. A. Burnford

Duration:

00:17:00

Country of Production:

England

Languages:

English

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1936 - Honorable Mention
IAC Film Collection, East Anglian Film Archive

Description:

"Burnford's picture was not only good from the documentary angle, but was very well photographed. It showed the lumbering industry in England starting with the felling of trees and then through the mills and then to the things built of wood, showing the most dramatic incidents." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1937, 73.

Resources:

This film is a part of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection held by the East Anglian Film Archive.

Locations:

  • England (Filming)

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Repository:

Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection, East Anglian Film Archive

Viewing Notes:

"A film of timber and its uses. After some views of trees standing against the sky, we see the fellers at work. The log is trimmed and hauled by chains up a ramp of poles on to a wagon: four horses draw the logs away to the sawmill; here the logs are sawn lengthwise to make planks and crosswise to make dart boards. The scene changes to the harbour where the timber ship has brought in wood from overseas. Cranes lift the planks into a barge; the timber is stacked by the dockside awaiting transport. The following uses for wood are then shown: for joinery, the parts of a window frame being made by machine, and finally fitted together into the finished frame; in building, illustrated by the fixing of roof rafters; in the making of paper; in the making of a violin; in the construction of aeroplanes; and finally, scenes of sailing yachts on the water remind us of its use in vessel building." National Film Library Catalogue, 1938 Edition, 156-157.