Title Details

At the Sign of the Owl

The activities of the Council for Adult Education in Victoria, in particular the summer school held at Albury.
Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : Maslyn Williams
Director : Colin Dean |
High angle view of city street lined with buildings and churches. Tilt from office window down to busy city street below showing pedestrians at crossing, trams and traffic. WS at street level with crowds of pedestrians along footpath past camera. GS two young women stopping to look at sign in shop window for summer courses. CU owl sign of Council of Adult Education. CUs of window displays.
Access No. 133846 | 1 min 23 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS pair of young women entering offices of Council of Adult Education and talking to man. CU to sign for C R Badger, Director of Adult Education. MS meeting with Mr Badger and VS introducing other staff at work. CUs signs advertising various activities available. WS large truck of Victoria's Travelling Theatre leaving building at night.
Access No. 133854 | 49 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS tilt down to concert audience. MS female cellist. WS female ensemble of pianist, violinist and cellist on stage performing. VS musicians playing and audience watching then applauding at end of performance. GS audience leaving country venue at night and CUs of signs advertising Albury summer school. WS Albury CAE grounds and buildings with GS man arriving on bicycle and women entering building for Summer school.
Access No. 133855 | 1 min 25 secs | 1950s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU Summer School sign reflected in man's sunglasses and pan then tilt of courses listed on blackboard. WS CAE grounds with LS to dancing class on grassed area and WS outdoor rehearsal of opera. Group gathered in room for speech class. VS Mr Auburn??? addressing drama group. CU to faces of two young women exchanging glances. WS performance by Swan Hill National Theatre.
Access No. 133856 | 1 min 10 secs | 1950s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU person making costume design drawings and tilt to instructor with goatee. CU drawing of house and VS examples of other artworks on paper. CU hand painting in washes with tilt to model. GS man lying in sunlight with cap over face and pan to conductor leading music and choral class nearby. VS women relaxing on grass. GS women in black leotards dancing outdoors.
Access No. 133857 | 55 secs | 1950s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Full classroom of students in music class listening to man speaking about the verses of a song and demonstrating point on piano. MS smiling audience. CU programme with the name of oboist Jiri Tancibuden of front. MS Tancibuden in concert with pianist and violinist. VS audience listening and CU elderly man nodding off to sleep then suddenly looking alert.
Access No. 133858 | 1 min 18 secs | 1950s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS dancing class with students assembled in pairs in circle with instructor shouting from centre of circle. VS guitarist, singer and pianist. VS dancers following routine. CU blackboard announcing Fancy Dress Dance. VS party atmosphere with people hitting balloons and dancing in fancy dress in room festooned with streamers. CU man stubbing out cigarette on bedside table and going to sleep. CU poster for Council of Adult Education.
Access No. 133859 | 1 min 45 secs | 1950s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |