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Cameraman's Derby Aka The Movie Cameraman's 'derby' (1922)

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Nice footage of early cameras and cameramen in Cameramen's Derby competition, Runnymede (county unknown). Full titles read: "THE MOVIE CAMERAMAN'S 'DERBY' - at K.C.S Sports - to decide quickest man 'on his job' for 1922." Nice group shot of cameramen hand cranking their cameras. Humorous L/S of cameramen in winding race, to see who can be the quickest to hand wind a role of film! Various shots of the cameramen hand winding the film. L/S of cameramen in two legged race competition (looks as though they are attached to their wives!). L/S's of a of three men in race to see who can erect their tripod and camera fastest. Once they have done this they pick it up and run tot the finish line. Numerous more shots of cameramen setting up tripods and cameras and hurtling towards the finish line Intertitle reads: "We blushingly present the Pathe Gazette man who beat all rivals." C/U of the winner a Pathe Cameraman (of course!) with his camera. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:282.04