STK-ID 16624

PAN along group of unidentified officials standing on steps of Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. Sequence showing Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent delivering speech from dais in front of Peace Tower, shots include views of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Governor General Alexander seated on dais. MCS of Royal Canadian Air Force honour guard. HA PAN over large crowd on Parliament Hill. CS and LAMCS of Louis Saint-Laurent using mallet and chisel to carve first line in Newfoundland coat of arms on Peace Tower arch. Shots of Louis Saint-Laurent chatting with delegates and with Senator Webster. LSs of crowds of spectators gathered in front of Parliament Buildings. TILT DOWN Peace Tower to MS of military band playing, officials standing on dais in background. MCS of Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable on horseback, PAN to RCAF honour guard. Shot of Premier Joey Smallwood of Newfoundland giving speech from dais. LASs of Louis Saint-Laurent chipping stone plaque on Peace Tower Arch and giving speech from wooden stand. Shot of Governor General Alexander coming off car with Aide de Camp, both men entering Parliament Buildings from side entrance. MS of motion picture camera crew on platform on Parliament Hill. Shots of RCMP constables on horseback. MS of military band parading along driveway in front of East Block. LACS of Governor General Alexander delivering speech from dais. MCS of RCAF honour guard presenting arms.


Excerpt from
Newfoundland: Atlantic Province
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486