STK-ID 13454

AERIAL SHOTs of bowhead whales appearing briefly water-ponds through sea ice. MS of beluga whales heaving in water. CS of disc on line underwater. Shots of beluga whales heaving in water. MCS of Inuit holding pole, trying to brake snow-ice. CS of faces of Inuits. MS of Inuits pulling dead whale, PAN to whale on edge of water, PAN back to Inuits pulling whale. CU of whale's blow hole, PAN to blood. MS of whale flensing, blood in foreground, man walking in blood. Shots of flensing of whale. MS of diver coming up through solid ice. CUs of heads of divers coming out of water, of Ches Beachell with sound recorder. CSs of face of divers coming out of water. MS of scientist lowering line into water. HAS of diver in water, giving the OK signal. MCS of scientist and plankton's net. CS of face of recordist. MS of diver in foreground, beluga whale in background. MS of Dr McInnis walking on ice, camera in his hand, beluga whale heaving in water in background. MCSs of Ches Beachell, Inuit and white scientist with earphones. MS of setting sun, silhouette of whale ribs and snowmobile passing by.


Excerpt from
In Search of the Bowhead Whale
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio