Title Details

Story in Sand

The origin of sand and its formation into beaches.
Year : 1959 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Shan Benson
Director : Dennis Hill |
Beach with houses behind and headland, rocks, sea , surfers catching waves. Surfer catching wave into shore and walking past camera carrying surfboard. People sitting on beach both fully dressed but mostly in swimming costumes with buildings behind. Crowded beach.
Access No. 136539 | 1 min | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS young woman in bikini half reclining on towel with friends on beach and mother in frilly bikini holding hand of young child as they walk away from waves. GS young boy and blond toddler sitting near edge of waves building sandcastle. Tilt to lifesaver keeping watch from tower and slow pan over beach umbrellas to swimmers and bodysurfers. CU to lifesavers legs walking over sand.
Access No. 136540 | 25 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS 'geology teacher' in cream suit on beach with university age students studying sand. CUs students (note cat's eye sunglasses). VS beach and WS teacher and students continuing along grassy cliff face looking out to headlands in distance. Tilt down rocky sandstone cliff to fallen sandstone slabs at base. GS waves breaking on dark rocks.
Access No. 136541 | 44 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan from headland across sea to shallow sets of waves. MS waves breaking and tilt to WS waves lapping shore with houses in distance. MS wave breaking and WS looking along long stretch of beach. High angle shot over coastline of several green headlands, deep beaches and coastal towns. GS teacher with group of students climbing down rock shelf to beach.
Access No. 136542 | 38 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU jet spray of sand and water and MS man handling jet spray and machinery. Pan from spray directed at sand to sludge running down to filter. High shot over zircon and rutile in scoops on vertical conveyor belt. Sand and water running around spiral centrifugal separator. MS hand holding black sand vibrating from separation table to camera. High pan over sand dunes to bulldozer extracting sand from hill. VS men with machinery and sand.
Access No. 136543 | 49 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS man watching concrete coming down chute out of mixer. Zoom to emptying out to tray. Tilt down to builder pouring concrete from tube over formwork. Tilt up side of high-rise building from men in outside building lift to roof. VS production of glass with MS sand pouring out of tip-truck, vehicles, and sand being poured into glassmaking furnaces. CUs sand melting and workmen's' sweating faces.
Access No. 136544 | 43 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU glass rolling out of furnace in continuous sheet and VS being cut to size on rollers. CUs glass ornaments being formed. CUs yellow glass extruded from machine onto other machines which form and stamp it into plates. CU workman's wearing glasses. VS glassblower in beret working his craft making round bowl.
Access No. 136545 | 1 min 4 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS fishermen on beach bringing in net. VS men hauling net and CU to fish writhing in net on beach. VS 'geology teacher' in cream suit on beach with university age students sitting amongst rocks on beach taking notes. MS track following three women in bikinis and swimming caps running across beach into sea. VS diving and swimming POV swimmers. Track of women in bikini paddling on surfboard.
Access No. 136546 | 58 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS young men in rowing boat POV swimmer and track of surfer coming off board. VS rowing boat through water and breaking waves. VS surfboard riders catching waves in groups. Girl in bikini surfing with POV shots from board and waves crashing. CUs boy on inflatable bodyboard with POV shots from board. High track following body surfers on wave and closer shots from edge of water.
Access No. 136547 | 1 min 44 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Young women in bikinis and swimming caps running from surf and CUs of one woman removing cap and drying hair and another applying suncream and putting on white framed cat's eye sunglasses while lying on towel. High shot over woman in bikini lying on towel with child next to her digging in sand. Various CUs of people lying on beach.
Access No. 136548 | 25 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU sleeping young man on beach with suncream on his nose having water poured on him by two women then WS of him chasing them into water. WS crowded beach. VS boys playing on spinning wheel on edge of wharf at Manly and falling into water. High shot over surf carnival with lifesavers marching behind flags. GS lifesavers marching. VS two women walking along beach carrying waterskis and being towed behind boat.
Access No. 136549 | 55 secs | 1950s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU comic ending to 'geology teacher' in cream suit on beach with university age students looking up to find only books and notes left on rocks. WS 'students' running into surf and 'teacher' wistfully looking at fishing hook and walking across rock to join fisherman.
Access No. 136550 | 44 secs | 1950s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |