Video: A Spitfire Bird

Having only watched the 1943 film “First of the Few” featuring Leslie Howard and David Niven, I was staggered when I stumbled across the track “Spitfire” by Public Service Broadcasting. ┬áThe track features samples taken from the dialogue of the film, whose plot is based around the development of the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire, and the roles/relationships of the chief designer, R J Mitchell, and chief test pilot, Geoffrey Crisp.

Listening to their tracks whilst sorting through my photo archives for the creation of my new website,, inspired me to create a simple slideshow to the track.  Having purchased the MacBookPro with Touchbar in December, I was keen to put it through its paces using Final Cut Pro X, an application I have rarely used, and therefore I had the perfect excuses and subject matter to explore the possibilities available.

I hope you enjoy, slick it is not! but I hope the photos stack up against an excellent soundtrack.