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Wild Goose Chase
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Shot ID: 804 5:29
Several exterior shots from different angles of owners of horse farm which breeds Welsh ponies, a white mare with a chestnut stallion.
Shot ID: 861 5:35
POINT OF VIEW SHOTs from helicopter flying low over vast stretches of farmland around Lac Saint-Jean, then along railway toward Chambord and along the road toward Roberval, then several shots of the city (camera on nose of helicopter; 223 ft).
Shot ID: 1009 2:59
AERIAL SHOTs of coastline, houses dotted along shore, movement of waves, rocky islands.
Shot ID: 1056 5:13
BOATING SHOT of Saguenay River, coastline.
Shot ID: 1122 0:12
MS of golden dog leash.
Shot ID: 1713 4:27
Exterior, day; LSs and MLS of three offshore oil platforms in Halifax Harbour, supply ships manoeuvre in harbour.
Shot ID: 1717 1:03
Late afternoon shots of sun reflecting on ocean surface.
Shot ID: 1913 2:33
Several good underwater shots of salmon in pool in Jupiter River on Anticosti Island (91 ft).
Shot ID: 1914 16:13
Several shots from different angles of violent snowstorm in village of Port Meunier on Anticosti Island. People can be seen walking in some shots. Blowing snow reduces visibility to almost zero at times (583 ft).
Shot ID: 1961 15:48
CUs of young boy tying fly for salmon-fishing (566 ft).
Shot ID: 1986 1:18
CSs of wild flowers on Anticosti Island (47 ft).
Shot ID: 2153 1:40
MS of inuit man preparing his fishing nets, various shots of inuits fishing arctic char using gill nets and moving about in motor canoes, includes shots of fisherman Johnny Peters (1:41).
Shot ID: 2154 3:04
Shots of Inuit men unloading catch and hauling it up to Payne Bay Fisheries cooperative (0:27). PAN shot of barrack used for processing fish, a sign in visible on wall (0:09). Series of shots of Inuit women an one white man, Department of Northern Affairs project officer R. (Shorty) Tingling, cleaning and packing fish for shipping. Final shot of box with brand name on it "Ilkalu brand"(2:26).
Shot ID: 2357 1:14
Preparing radium shipment (00/00/1939): MS of billboard "Port Hope - Where Radium Is Refined". LS of street scene. MLS and MS of radium plant. Shots of radium refining process including views of technicians at work in laboratories, of man packing refined radium in armoured bottle, boxing bottle, sticking sticker "RADIUM" to boxes.
Shot ID: 2372 6:04
Several shots from different angles of workers in machine shop using machines to work metal. Several CSs of two workers using arc welding machine.
Shot ID: 2537 5:34
CSs of beaver moving about in marshland in Point Pelee National Park (0:50). Various shots of birdwatchers in park (3:34). CS of blackbird perched on dead branch (0:13). CSs of small warbler like bird hopping from branch to branch (0:53)
Shot ID: 2634 0:38
Robertson rescue: shots of airplane being hoisted onto wharf, of Dr Robertson lying on stretcher, being loaded into ambulance, ambulance driving away.
Shot ID: 2785 1:03
MSs and CSs of cows in pasture.
Shot ID: 2808 7:37
Several shots from different angles of trapper armed with a rifle, walking in woods (winter), including shots of him carrying a fox he has caught. Various CSs of trapper setting a trap. Various CSs of trapper preparing bait (porcupine) for a trap. Various CSs of him setting bait in lower branches of small tree.
Shot ID: 3000 7:05
Title: Battling with muskies: CS back view of man fishing in canoe, landing a muskellunge (muskie) fish. HAS of three men stepping down from train as conductor stands by. HAS of tail of train, men seated on rear platform as train pulls out. Cut to station bearing name of town: Hudson, four fishermen standing by. CUs of map of region, pencil tracing railway route. CS of tourists (man and woman) looking at Indian family, mother, baby and father in background. MS of diminutive Bank of Toronto in cabin, two tourists (man and woman) nearby. Sequence on departure: canoe launching, group of tourists (men and women) boarding canoes, boating shots of group being ferried on lake. Brief shot of group portaging through woods, cut to PAN of group resting near water. MS of cameraman shooting scene from rowboat. Sequence on group arriving at Kenneally Lodge on Lake Vermilion, MS of lodge, cut to tourists stepping ashore. Sequence on fisherman leaving in canoe, fishing and hauling muskies. BOATING SHOT of campsite on shore of lake. HAS of porcupine swimming to shore, scrambling up as man in canoe watches. More shots of fishing, including shot of cameraman shooting with hand-held camera, standing in a canoe. Shots of fisherman posing with fish. LS of sun seting on lake, cut to MS of group of fishermen regaining camp. MS of row of fishes (three-day catch). Night shot of bonfire, fishermen standing and singing with gusto. End title. (Titles interspersed)
Shot ID: 3154 0:23
CS of door to abandoned house, PAN to MS of rubble and debris around house.
Shot ID: 3795 0:22
MS of modest town hall of town of Burnt Islands, Newfoundland.
Shot ID: 4165 0:56
Little girls and big guns: Shots of schoolgirls visiting an ack ack battery in the outskirts of London.
Shot ID: 4416 0:15
Interior shot of coastal defense bunker with soldiers scanning the sea in the background with binoculars.
Shot ID: 4831 1:07
Flying Wing (00/08/1945): various shots, from various angles and distances, of a Burnelli prototype flying wing, men looking same over, chatting. (Printing error has caused a thin line to extend across the frame two-thirds of the way up.) Shots of Burnelli prototype engine starting, plane taxiing, taking off and flying past. AIR TO AIR MLSs of same plane airborne.
Shot ID: 5082 0:14
Rosita Forbes (wife of Arthur T McGraw, noted British woman explorer, writer, lecturer and traveller who drove ambulance during World War 1) visits Toronto (00/00/1923): CUs of Forbes smilling coyly into camera.
Shot ID: 5267 3:02
Several shots from various angles of all Canadian Armed Forces with RCMP war veterans and the public at Remembrance Day ceremonies, including band playing, some are holding flags and officer giving speech.
Shot ID: 5315 2:26
Four MLSs of a statue of Major General Isaac Brock with a PAN on houses and streets in Queenston in winter, the grass is covered with snow. PAN back to statue of Brock. MS of big house (the McFarland Museum). MS of statue of Brock
Shot ID: 10774 0:12
One shot at Vancouver Airport, plane taking off in background.
Shot ID: 23800 1:08
CU of two puppies playing.
Shot ID: 23834 4:20
LSs and CSs of a man clearing grassland with a bulldozer.
Shot ID: 24068 2:33
Various shots of long line of people waiting at gasoline distributor to buy household fuel, CSs of containers being filled (93 ft).
Shot ID: 24156 0:49
UNDERWATER CSs of two shrimp cligning together (mating?) in frigid water (0:26). MS to CS as camera approaches a tube anemone on sea floor (0:20).
Shot ID: 24509 1:04
MLS of Sept-Iles railway station at night in winter, many people visible, moving about after departure of train.
Shot ID: 27700 0:34
MS of a catholic church in Saint John's. Similar shot of church from different angles.
Shot ID: 27980 3:59
Numerous FOLLOW SHOTs of wolves moving in snowy forest, snow falling in some shots. Several CUs of heads of wolves, including CU of wolf snarling and barking. MLSs of arctic wolf moving on snowy ground in late afternoon sun.
Shot ID: 28405 0:38
CUs of tachometer of jet aircraft showing needle rising and falling to indicate rate of clim and dive.
Shot ID: 30358 1:45
Various shots of all-girl choir and audience at outdoor recital.
Shot ID: 31685 0:00
Fire: several shots of wheat field in Saskatchewan. Several night shots of small farm house burning.
Shot ID: 32381 3:30
Wheat Story: shot of grain carrier unloading at elevator. Shots of grain carrier "Bryn Barge" being hauled through ice, of crew men breaking ice in front of bow of ship, of bow of ship crushing through ice. MS of tripper digging into wheat. Shots of wheat going through spilling machine, of wheat speeding by camera, of wheat dropping down breaker rollers. Shots of wheat piling in front of camera in storage bin, of wheat falling from spout, of man filming falling wheat. Shots of divider machine cutting up dough in loaves, dough moving out. MS of tripper digging down in wheat.
Shot ID: 35684 22:35
The whole reel comprised of letters A-T-G-C (4 base letters of protein) appearing in different colours, by pairs or rows, of image of cow with letters.
Shot ID: 39722 0:00
Hydro-Québec, women working on machines with keyboards and either cathode-ray screens or card punches. Slow TRAVELLING MS and MLS in vast workroom where many employees are busy typing on keyboards and entering data on monitors connected to computer terminals (twice). Side MLS of row of women side by side and typing on keyboards with ZOOM IN to CS of hands and heads. MS of woman sitting at desk and PAN all around room where some twenty women are busy typing on keyboards connected to machines punching coded data on cards (twice). CS of hand of woman operating keyboard and with other hand turning over data cards to be entered and CS of punch cards going through machine (twice). CS of head of young woman working.
Shot ID: 75008 1:40
Shot ID: 75047 0:34
Shot ID: 75060 2:48
Shot ID: 75083 2:52
Shot ID: 75150 1:02
Shot ID: 75154 8:39
Shot ID: 75169 2:16
Shot ID: 75191 4:09