• Short Summary

    Various animals in London Zoo are recorded so that the audio recordings can be used to teach schoolchildren about the animal world.

  • Description

    ENGLAND: London:
    EXT
    **Original commentary overlaid throughout SOT**
    Close shots of various animals including cockatoo at microphone, pelican squawking, chimpanzees fighting over microphone and zookeeper attempting to record lion's roar / General views of sea lion pond and recording van (caravan) behind / Close shot of sea lion barking / Keeper throwing fish into pool for sea lion as talks to him SOT / Soundman in caravan tells keeper that was OK SOT PAN to Julian Huxley (then Secretary of the Zoological Society of London) / Huxley talking about reasons behind audio recording project SOT / Good shots of sound engineer cleaning vinyl record plates on sound recording equipment (Chrome Steel Matrix) then putting the matrix into the printing machine / Good shots of sound engineer printing out records of animal noises on card including records on card and records being placed in sleeves / General view of classroom (teacher wearing academic gown) with boys listening to record SOT / General view of young boy pupils in striped blazers sitting at desks incudng one boy closng up his record sleeve / General view of boy at home sneakily putting record on radiogram (not seen) / Father asleep in armchair with newspaper on lap as woken by animal noise (growling lions) and shouts 'What the Dickens?' SOT / Close shot of angry face of father.
    Background: Various animals in London Zoo are recorded so that the audio recordings can be used to teach schoolchildren about the animal world.

    Animals - in Captivity; Education and Training; Great Britain

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEX0XKC5ALBLX64ABG1XJF66O8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEX0XKC5ALBLX64ABG1XJF66O8
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1936
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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