• Short Summary

    An acrobatic diving champion dives from a 75' ladder into a pool containing 4' 6" of water.

  • Description

    Maidstone, Kent.

    L/S of Roy Fransen, who is a high dive specialist, in his swimming trunks walking across the grass, his wife walks towards him. M/S of his wife putting a silver coloured swimming cap on his head. C/U of her face, M/S of them both, he walks away. There is a steel ladder in the middle of the grass, as he walks over he checks one of the ropes holding it is secure and carries on to climb it.

    C/U of Roy climbing up the 75' ladder past the camera, there is a shot from below of him climbing up giving the impression of height. M/S of a multicoloured tank on the ground, this contains only 4' 6" of water, the camera pans across to the ladder and follows it up. L/S of Roy standing at the top. L/S of the pool from the point of view of the top of the ladder, his wife is stood behind it.

    A shot taken from a low angle of Roy stood with his arms out getting ready to dive. He starts to jump, there is a shot of him diving from the point of view of the diving platform and then from the ground, the water splashes out of the tank over the camera lens.

    L/S of him climbing the ladder again, C/U of his wife's face watching him anxiously. L/S in slow motion of him diving off the platform, the camera follows him down as he hits the water. His wife runs out of the way of the water which splashes up in slow motion.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:38:00 / 01:05:07:00
    CP 190

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