External landscaping and internal finishing work
Film of external landscaping work and internal finishing work at Milton Keynes
Theatre. Includes arrival of office equipment and cases for Gilbert and George exhibition at the Art Gallery. The film ends with an interview of a customer at the booking office.
The film opens with the MK Theatre District exterior, planting & paving the landscaped areas.
00:01:51 The scene changes to delivery of the office equipment for the theatre then to delivery and planting of large trees in the landscaped area. We then see crates being delivered to the theatre.
00:06:15 The camera moves to construction work of the exterior paved area at the Theatre District.
00:07:08 This scene is of the auditorium of the Theatre, showing the lowering of stage and seating sections and a site meeting is filmed (inaudible). Shots of Edward Allington’s artwork are shown.
00:11:48 We return to exterior shots of the paved area in the theatre district. The film then cuts to internal views of a man in an office on the phone, Stephen Snoddy (Milton Keynes Gallery Director) on a phone, then looking in filing cabinets whilst talking to a man and a woman. The film then cuts to a man painting under a desk, views of computer equipment and two men drilling. The film cuts to show more workmen working and an inspection by Laing Construction workers.
00:17:20 film cuts to an external view showing people talking. The film cuts back inside showing a triangular structure being lifted then floors being cleaned.
00:21:40 More external shots of conversations between workmen, shots of skips and machinery. There is a delivery of topsoil for landscaped areas and pathway laying. Also some shots of interior finishing on floors, ceilings and doors.
00:27:14 Scenes of the packing cases for Gilbert & George exhibition, including close ups of labels.
00:29:03 The scene changes to the theatre stage finishing work. A man is working on a large flat frame system and a large triangular structure is positioned and uncovered.
00:32:09 This scene cuts to the almost finished foyer of the theatre. There is an interview by Sally Russell with one of the first customers to use the booking office at the theatre.
The very end of the film is the last ten minutes being re-wound in black and white.
A full transcript of the interview is available on request.