Title Details

Your Turn Next

An introduction to life in the navy for new recruits.
Year : 1984 | Total Duration : 14.5 Minutes | Producer : Ian MacArthur
Director : Nick Frazer |
Inside of Navy bus POV passenger as it arrives at recruit school and is directed by man on road. CU sign "Welcome to H.M.A.S. Cerberus In it's 7th Year of Naval Training". Interior shot of bus full of recruits both male and female in civilian clothes. VS of bus stopping and recruits getting out of bus and being directed to building. Low angle track following two young men to their room. Older men come into room to welcome them.
Access No. 138443 | 1 min 39 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of recruits making phone calls in row of four phone booths with voice overs of conversations from the recruits and footage of young men settling into new rooms and putting up posters. VS of recruits in cafeteria helping themselves to buffet food and in conversation at tables.
Access No. 138561 | 57 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS over line of naval recruits standing behind long table where their uniform kits are laid out in front of them with an officer instructing them. CUs of officer and recruits as they are briefed on the contents of their kits. MS female recruit ironing her uniform and MS tilt down a recruit's open locker (wardrobe) with uniform items stacked. MS young female recruit sitting at desk writing letter home.
Access No. 138562 | 36 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU of male recruit writing letter home with voice-over as we see VS of recruit doing his washing in laundry, MS of him having dental check and a female recruit having blood taken. MS of male recruit having his haircut by barber using electric razor. VS of recruits standing at attention being dressed down by officer berating them for not having tidy enough room.
Access No. 138563 | 41 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS naval recruit in phone box with voice-over of his conversation about his training with VS of training including recruits plunging fully clothed into swimming pool, going through drills in wet weather. VS recruits preparing to go on leave. WS inspection with recruit having his shoes examined. WS recruits going on sunrise jog.
Access No. 138564 | 1 min 18 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU naval recruit in classroom and MS teacher at blackboard drawing diagram. GS recruits seated at desks. GS row of recruits learning to tie knows around handrail. MS naval officer doing evening rounds walking down passageway with recruit inspecting cleanliness as they walk and questioning his cleaning at the end. VS officer inspecting recruit's room as they stand at attention. VS of officer running his fingers across surfaces for dust, pointing out dust behind bed then leaving after cancelling their leave.
Access No. 138565 | 1 min 36 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS along line of naval recruits going through gun drill. High angle shot of recruits practicing their drill for the senior's passing out parade. MS male recruit writing letter on his bed. WS recruits entering rec hut and VS inside of recruits (in uniform) buying chocolate, playing snooker, drinking and chatting. CU recruit polishing boot. GS recruits dancing to jukebox.
Access No. 138566 | 1 min 36 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU female recruit writing letter with her voice-over saying she wants to take up an optional discharge and GS of her sitting across desk from Divisional Officer discussing her options. Zoom out from lines of recruits marching in their passing out parade with MS of various recruits standing in line. VS of the parade. MS female recruit in phone booth with voice-over of her talking to her parents. MS of male recruit doing same.
Access No. 138567 | 50 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom in to covered Solas raft set adrift in water. CUs inside raft with recruits waiting out specified time then WS of recruits jumping out of raft into water and swimming ashore in lifejackets as part of their Survival at Sea training. Tilt down sail of yacht to instructor and recruits sitting on deck. GS recruits in protective gear, respirators and oxygen tanks walking through room in oil fire.
Access No. 138568 | 38 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU to simulated wound oozing blood with recruits and instructors giving first aid. WS of recruits and instructor as they bandage wound. VS recruits being drilled. GS officer talking to recruits in room about kit musters. VS games of outdoor volleyball, female recruit on gym equipment, squash, basketball, shuttlecock, boxing training and football.
Access No. 138569 | 1 min 11 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS swimming test in progress. VS of recruits in prone position firing off rounds at the firing range with voice-over of recruit expressing interest in becoming a Quartermaster Gunner. CU recruit's feet in line at drill and VS rehearsal and drill scenes showing run-throughs for certificate presentation and parade.
Access No. 138570 | 59 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS senior recruits preparing for the Passing-out Parade with recruits brushing each other's kits and putting on belts. WS of audience made up of recruit's families. VS of parade and recruits lined up perfectly as the Captain of HMAS Cerberus arrives. GS of him inspecting the recruits. VS of the awards presentation and the march past.
Access No. 138571 | 2 mins 14 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |