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  • Short Summary

    Athletics race - some camera tricks including slow motion and film reversal.

  • Description

    High angle shot of a group of runners just about to start a race.

    We see them "get set" and "go" as the starting pistol is fired. The race begins. The camera follows the runners as the jump hurdles and race around the track. We see a man jumping hurdles in slow motion. A man running on an athletics track is seen in slow motion. By a camera trick he runs in reverse then backwards and forwards. Various shots of the runner going backwards and forwards as the film is stopped and started a few times.

    The high jump is featured - through film reversal we see the sportsman jump over, then back again. The high jump is seen in slow motion. End intertitle reads: "Next week - more unique "process" studies for sportsmen."

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 653.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    900.07
    Media URN:
    15238
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:45:00 / 01:19:07:00
    Canister:
    EP 158

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