STK-ID 21915

[Title] Three progressively closer shots of large herd on western prairie, couple of cowboys visible. CUs of cowboys relaxing at tent, having coffee, smoking. Pickup truck in background. The four cowboys saddle up and mount horses. LAS of boss pointing to work to be done. HAS of staggly herd in foothills. Mounted cowboys clamber up a stony slope. Shots of badlands, cattle moving through pass. HAS PAN of herd fording a river. Closer shot of one calf being dragged across by lariat. HALS of herd, foothills in distance. HAS of ranch buildings, cattle moving into pens. Closer shot of whiteface cattle moving into pens. One animal is hosed down with sudsy water then vaults one of the fences in protest. A few of the cows are allowed out of the narrow pen and into a corral. Two shots of cows being fed by the shovelfull with some granular substance. More on cows moving en masse through pens, going up loading ramp and into cattle cars. Final shot of steam train made up of cattle cars moving towards the camera. [End title]


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 91
National Film Board
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080