Spot the Cameraman!

Spot the Cameraman!

Upon watching the newly digitised British Council film “The Little Ships of England” (which will up and online very soon) on the BFI’s shiny new box-set “Tales From the Shipyard”, our eagled-eyed Sarah spotted a cameraman in hidden in plain sight!

The shot occurs during the launch of a newly-built ship, the filming of which utilises multi-cameras – one fixed camera taking the shot seen above, and another moving shot from the ship’s POV.

Is this an early case of self-reflexive filmmaking? Probably not. But it’s fun to see all the same.

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