Title Details

By Design

Demonstrates the need for good design
Year : 1951 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Director : Geoffrey Collings |
GS of Vampire jet plane A78-1 taxiing past hangar and along runway past camera. VS Aboriginal men in sandy desert and bush. CU over man's shoulder to carving of boomerang. GS of three men sitting on ground with boomerangs and standing man throwing boomerang. Cut to WS of Vampire jet in flight. Gs steam train running on tracks with zoom in to locomotive. MS men sitting around workshop table pouring over plans. CU to detailed plans of locomotive.
Access No. 144024 | 1 min 43 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
High angle shot over boiling furnaces. VS steelworkers working with various machines in engine production. Gs locomotive formwork being transported in factory. WS steam train leaving workshop and travelling past camera. MS to driver's cabin and engine driver standing in door. MS driver climbing out of cabin and facing camera. CU engine driver at home in frilly apron cleaning metal cake tin. VS domestic scenes with engine driver and his wife. CU to pot on stove boiling over. VS wife ironing then burning hand when attending to boiling pot on stove. GS driver and daughter in kitchen watching and Cu to pot being lifted off stove with oven mitt.
Access No. 144025 | 1 min 15 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CUs industrial designer studying pot then working on technical drawings at desk with compass. VS factory worker producing aluminium saucepan. CUs saucepan being turned on machine. CUs designer squeezing ball of clay in his hand and inserting metal rod into it to ascertain best grip for a handle. CUs handles being moulded in plastic. CU handle being rivetted to saucepan. CU saucepan being lifted off stovetop. MS factory worker examining moulded plastic sink. VS in warehouse with bathtubs, sinks etc being unloaded and stacked.
Access No. 144026 | 1 min 6 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS woman ironing. High angle MS two designers studying design of iron. CU women standing at factory bench covered in irons. VS woman ironing with new type of iron which rolls on it's side to rather than standing upright. Cu of rollover action. MS woman taking fruit out of refrigerator and walking to kitchen bench where set of canisters are arranged by height with mixmaster positioned in corner. Pan to woman at sink adding water to food in saucepan and placing saucepans on gas stove.
Access No. 144027 | 57 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
GS man entering living, turning standing lamp on and sitting beneath it to read newspaper. CU to man squinting eyes as he reads. CU lamp being turned on machine. CU to light coming from lamp reflector and GS of the flexible arm being adjusted as girl seated at table writes. VS man seating himself at table with girl to read newspaper. Man getting up from chair. GS wooden chair being taken apart. MS woman assisting in ergonomic testing for chair design where rods are slotted into wires behind her to determine chair shape. CUs of chair made in one piece from laminated timbers being made. VS bandsaw cutting seat, polishing machine and legs being assembled. GS man joining young girl at table with moulded chairs.
Access No. 144028 | 1 min 44 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS aircraft designers and workers constructing the pilot's cabin of jet aircraft constructed from moulded and bonded plywood. VS designers in workroom. VS machining and industrial workers operating machine tools and pouring molten metals. VS construction of eight-passenger aircraft being manufactured in factory in Bankstown. Pan across factory floor. WS plane being pushed out of hangar. MS pan across faces of factory workers assembled to watch test flight of new plane. GS propellor plane taxiing on grass and turning to face camera.
Access No. 144029 | 1 min 30 secs | 1950s | Bankstown, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS tram along busy city street towards camera. GS bus POV from inside of another bus. GS bus along city street towards and past camera. WS propellor plane taking off on rural tarmac and LS flying away from camera. WS steam engine towards camera and low angle view of train carriages past camera. MS to engine driver looking out window of cabin. Tilt to propellor plane flying overhead. CU to pilot in plane. Travelling aerial over train through rural landscape alongside bay.
Access No. 144030 | 1 min 10 secs | 1950s | Bankstown, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |