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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