|Title ID||5432||Collection ID||766|
|Title||[Visit to California and Australia]|
|Collection||John Wood Collection|
|Theme||Family Life Travel|
|Keywords||Aircraft Airports Beaches Boats Film Making Industry Leisure Time Activities Men Quays Seaside Resorts Urban Areas Bridges|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This film documents Ken Wood's business trip and sightseeing activities in San Francisco, California and Adelaide in Australia. The film shows Ken with a group on several beaches and aboard a boat. They also visit a Kenwood Factory in Adelaide, Australia with exterior views of the factory and offices ending with views from onboard an aircraft from Adelaide Airport.
This edited film compilation opens with a montage of street views of San Francisco city, San Francisco Bay and several landmarks; opening with a brief close-up of a black and yellow Californian number plate and several panoramas across San Francisco Bay. A wide shot follows, of a Taxi parked at the foot of a statue of Christopher Columbus on Telegraph Hill, North Beach, followed by a series of action shots of the city taken from a car as it passes over San Francisco Bridge. Mr Wood also films himself and another Kenwood Director standing next to a wall overlooking San Francisco Bay, with mixed cityscapes of the city below.
Mr Wood and the group (?) visit a beach, posing for photographs on the sand. Upon boarding a boat, the film-maker captures close-ups of a man in swimwear sailing a boat, along with views across the bay where people surf on wooden boards, row canoes and sail other recreational boats. At an airport, Mr Wood films an aircraft as he boards a Quantas plane (Boeing-707 V) followed by views from onboard the plane, as it taxies down the runway.
The second film opens with with a wide view of a sign on the side of a large industrial unit marked: 'Kenwood', followed by several exterior views of the factory offices within the complex. The film then cuts to a compilation of views of an airport building in 'Adelaide' with a plane on the runway marked: 'TAA The Nation’s Jetline - 'TAA flight 521 to Sydney.' The film closes with views of the landscape below, through a plane window over a wing.