Ernest Hawkins: Notebook Entry for December 3, 1940

Hawkins documents the speed, distance, and length of film used in filming on the northern tympanum wall in Hagia Sophia.

Hawkins documents the speed, distance, and length of film used in filming on the northern tympanum wall in Hagia Sophia.

From Ernest Hawkins: "Moving Pictures in Colour: Records of moving pictures in colour taken during the season 1940 of work on the mosaics of Aya Sofya" [MSBZ004-02-01-04-242]

Fourth Film

December 3rd 1940.

Whole film exposed on Recess № 5.
North Tympanum Wall.

First shot

Normal speed
The whole panel. 15 feet.

Second shot

Slow speed
As above. 15 feet.

Third shot <- Close up

Normal speed with camera moving down from top of panel down to below the hand. 20 feet.

Fourth shot <- Close up

Normal Speed with camera moving down from hand down to [?] below mosaic. 20 feet.

Fifth shot <- Close up

Normal Speed with camera moving down to show the Right hand inscription and design at base of panel. 15 feet.

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Fourth Film

December 3rd 1940.

Sixth shot <- Close up

Normal speed with camera moving downwards to show the Left hand inscription and design at base of the panel. 15 feet.

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Recess № 4 John Panel

Fifth Film

December 3rd 1940

Whole film exposed on Recess № 4 and on the wall between the two Recesses of the North Tympanum Wall.

First shot <- Close up

Normal Speed
The whole panel. 15 feet.

Second shot <- Close up

Slow Speed
As above. 15 feet.

Third shot <- Close up

Normal Speed with camera moving down from the top of the panel down to the hand. 20 feet.

Fourth shot <- Close up

Normal Speed with camera moving down from hand to feet of figure. 20 feet.

Fifth shot <- Close up

Normal Speed with camera moving down to show Right hand inscription and the design at the base of the panel.

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Fifth Film.

December 3rd 1940

Sixth shot <- Close up

Recess № 4. John Panel
Normal Speed with camera moving down to show Left hand inscription and design of base of the panel. 15 feet.

Seventh shot <- Close up

Wall between the two recesses № 4 + 5. Showing the large design at the base of the wall.
Normal speed.
5 feet.

 

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