Material relating to the Newsreel story "Sky Jumpers practice for the world championship" 56/38
Selected Originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Sky Jumpers practice for the world championship" 56/38
An American version of the story with different voice over and music but otherwise identical.
Trenton, United States of America (USA).
AV. Parachutist (title super over) SV. of Sky divers putting on their kit, parachutes etc., CU. one of them adjusting the harness around him - pan to another adjusting his harness. CU. one of the jumpers. CU. piece of equipment on the floor that looks like knapsack. with a stopwatch and altimeter attached to it - it is picked up from ground. CU. Man attaching this equipment to his harness CU. of the stop watch being set by man.
SV. Pan plane taking off - it leaves ground. CU. of Jumper in plane looking down. SV. from exterior of plane man coming out of door of plane. CU. Man looking down. SV. From interior of plane - man comes out onto the wheel of plane. CU. man's foot on wheel - he puts his other foot on the wheel. SV. From exterior of plane man standing the wheel he jumps. CU. From interior of plane of man going away down towards earth - parachute comes open at the wheel of the aircraft is still in the picture - as we see the man drifting down to earth. air to air shots of parachutist floating down to earth.
SV. Angle shots parachutist coming down to earth - he lands it amongst group of men waiting on the ground and he does not fall over at all and he has landed on the cross in the circle. LV. Angle shots plane flying. SCU. Ext. shot man about to climb out and puts his foot on the wheel. CU. From inside the plane of his foot near the wheel - he leaps to earth going down with his arms and legs spread out face downwards and going round and round in space still falling to earth - his parachute opens. SV. of the jumper coming down to earth - he lands and falls over and starts to gather up his chute.