• Short Summary

    One of the world's best woodcarving schools is in Bavarian village of Oberammergau.

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    Oberammergau, Germany.

    L/S of the streets of a village of Oberammergau in Germany. Typical German houses, mountains, a church. C/U shot of the house entrance with a huge mural painting around. C/U shot of a window mural decoration. Murals can be seen on practically every building in the village. "In this scenery no artist could fail to produce his best, so its not surprising that this is also the setting for one of the world's greatest schools of wood carving" - tells a voiceover.

    L/S of the people sitting outdoors, carving figures - mountain tops in the background. M/S of a man and a woman carving. Another man, obviously teacher, comes to look at their work. C/U shot of the man's work - Joseph and Mary with baby Christ. Several, mostly C/U shots, of the students working while voiceover talks about history of wood carving.

    M/S of a man carving a huge figure of Mary with baby Jesus. Several shots depicting artist at work. M/S of a man and a woman carving small figurines. High angle C/U shot of the figurines on the tale. Most of them are the same and probably for sale. M/S of the carving of A Family with the Good Shepherd. The family live locally and the plaque will be mounted on the front of their house!!!

    M/S of a village square with a large crucifix being carved. Man who is carving is George Wimmer, from nearby village of Bad Kihlgrub. Low angle C/U shot of Christ's face. C/U shot of the artist's face as he carves. C/U shot of his hands finishing Christ's foot. This Crucifix goes to a church in South Africa - reveals voiceover.

    Great shot of an elderly man wearing hat, smoking a long pipe. C/U shot of his face. Cut to a carved figure of a hunter with his dog. Hunter's face is same as the old man's face.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:07:00 / 01:46:32:00
    CP 118

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