Stanislas Idzikowski, ballet teacher of Pavlova and Nijinski, carves incredible figures in wood.
M/S of the interior of a Georgian room. Chairs, table, dressing table, candle holders, porcelain figurines... M/S of a fireplace. C/U shot of a chandelier with candles in. C/U shot of a cupboard filled with china. A hand appears and opens the cupboard - hand is the same size as cupboard! All this is miniature carved in wood to perfection. Person who carved it is Stanislas Idzikowski, formerly a principal dancer with Diaghileff (ballet troop), and today a famous ballet teacher.
"Maestro Idzikowski, one of the last direct links with the great Cheketti, Diaghileff's ballet master and the man who thought Pavlova, Nijinski, and the other Russian greats, is the son of a Polish wood sculptor and architect, from whom he obviously inherits this talent." M/S of Mr Idzikowski, sitting at the table, carving the Coronation Coach - carved Milan Cathedral is behind him. M/S of Mr Idzikowski carving the roof. C/U shot of Mr Idzikowski's face as he works. C/U shot of a drawing of the Coronation Coach. High angle shot of the roof top of the coach while Mr Idzikowski works on it. High angle C/U shot of the roof being placed on the coach. Several C/U shots of Mr Idzikowski's hands inspecting the Coronation Coach.
C/U shot of the facade of Milan Cathedral. M/S of Mr Idzikowski standing next to his carving of the Milan Cathedral. Voiceover informs that the carving is made of 12 different types of wood. Several C/U shots showing hand carved facade of Milan Cathedral in all its glory.
M/S of Mr Idzikowski standing next to his carving of Georgian room. Carving is incredibly detailed. Succession of shots demonstrating precision ad mastery of the work.
Note: Diaghilev - alternative spelling Diaghileff - check database.