neil cummings

Workers Leaving

09 Feb 2010

This is my contribution for (the) Evidence: images that move

1895 cast in period costume

1. Establishing shot:

Mid shot: Large wooden factory gates.

Fade from black

Gates swing open, and workers stream from the factory; women, men, children, dogs, a few bicycles and eventually a horse drawn carriage.

2. Floating camera pulls back and slightly-up

Extreme close-up: The scene unfolding is seen to be on-screen.

3. Floating camera continues to pull back

Close-up:  The screen is of a mobile phone.

4. Floating camera continues to pull back

Medium close-up: The mobile phone is recording the workers leaving the factory.

Fade to black

Total Duration: 47sec.

Workers leaving the factory




















This is my contribution for (the) Evidence, you can see an early version of Workers Leaving the Factory by the Lumiere Brothers, perhaps the first film ever made.

Another film script was for the Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie and other film projects include Screen Tests, the Enthusiasts Archive and Social Cinema

45.745, 4.8707

Musée Lumière
25 Rue du Premier Film
69008 Lyon

Submitted by neil on 19 January, 2010 - 12:27