• Short Summary

    High speed pictures of storm clouds and plants growing, also shows the technology behind the images.

  • Description

    This story shows some stunning examples of time lapse photography from stormy skies to plants growing.

    Various L/Ss of clouds rushing over stormy skies at "hurricane speeds". Extreme C/U - at high speed - of tomatoes growing and ripening.

    L/S (normal speed) of a long greenhouse. C/U of chrysanthemums. C/U of yellow flowers, tilt up to show rows of flowers growing the length of the greenhouse. M/S of a scientist placing a pot of flowers in front of a time lapse camera. C/U of the scientist looking through the camera lens, another scientist watches. M/S of the scientist measuring a length of tape with sprocket holes, he cuts it in a film splicing machine. The tape automatically operates the camera once every twenty minutes. Extreme C/U of the tape being placed in the gate of the camera. C/U of the camera being loaded. More shots of the tape being zig zagged through the machine.

    M/S of blinds being drawn over the outside of the greenhouse - ultra violet lights do the job more efficiently. C/U of a man's hand twiddling dials on a control panel. M/S of one of the scientists making final adjustments to the camera before leaving the greenhouse.

    Various shots of the camera and lights working automatically and of the rose bushes it is filming. Various extreme C/Us at high speed of a rose bud opening. Extreme C/U at high speed of a chrysanthemum opening. Various high speed C/Us of daffodils opening.

    The two camera operating scientist are named as Ken Rodwell and Bill Prowse.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:43:00 / 01:51:18:00
    CP 574

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