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Development of the Hillman Imp Motorcar
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This promotional film shows the development and production of the Hillman Imp car at the Linwood industrial plant. The footage in this clip shows: computer controllers at work; cutting fitting the steel and welding sections of the car; conveyor carrying the cars to the paint shop; painted car bodies heading for the production line; workers on the assembly line and finished cars coming off the assembly line. It also features footage from the official opening of the Liinwood plant. A plaque is unveiled and the Duke of Edinburgh drives off in a Hillman Imp, followed by shots of car transporters leaving Linwood. The final sequences shows a Hillman Imp driving through countryside to a beach where a man and woman get out and walk along the shore. Please Note: There is also a feature on the Hillman Imp in Glasgow's new Transport Museum.
Questions & Activities
- How is music, camera angles and editing used to create mood?
- What tone does the narration take in this clip?
- What industries does Scotland have today?
- To what extent do you think people still feature in car manufacturing?
Music / Media Studies: Listen to the soundtrack without the image. Try to suggest what the film would be about. Then watch the clip and see the actual content. What surprises you?
Media Studies: Compare this clip to 'The Big Mill (clip 2 ). How do both clips use sound, pace, narration and editing to tell a story.
English: The narrator describes car manufacture as a "symphony of automation". Create a poem about the manufacture of the car.
Expressive Arts / English: Take a section of film and list the colours, shapes and patterns that you see. Suggest what these are designed to make you feel. As a follow up write an emotion poem based on one of the emotions you have identified.
Science / Technologies: Research car manufacturing today. To what extent is it completely automated using robots and machinery? What impact has this had on local jobs?
Geography: The Linwood factory was located in Paisely. Find out what is there now and develop an idea for a business that could promote the local area or your local area.
English / Technologies: List the different materials used to construct the car. What materials are used today?
Science / Technologies: Research aluminum. What else is it used for?
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|Genre||Promotional, Industrial, Corporate|
|School Subject||Business Studies, Economic History, Media Studies|
|Who||Films of Scotland (sponsor), Glasgow Films (production company), The Rootes Group (sponsor)|
|Where||Africa, Finland, Italy, Linwood, Highlands|