STK-ID 23611

Various shots of early tractors, of steam traction engine pulling heavy ploughs breaking up prairie sod. LS of Titan tractor pulling disc harrow. AERIAL SHOTs of freight cars at small station, over field full of wheat stooks, over prairie flat land, over rugged section of eroded land, over dense bushland separated by open stretches of cleared land. MLS of Husky bush plane swooping over bush. AERIAL SHOT over city of Saskatoon. Various shots of man digging irrigation ditches in Lethbridge-Faber area in Alberta. Rear shot of tractor pulling specially made furrow plough during land clearing operations for future soldier settlement. Shots of tractor levelling land. CS of water trickling into small furrows. Underexposed shot of corn binder cutting corn. Shot of open stretch of broken prairie. PAN right from tilled section of open prairie to two men working on roof of shed. Shots of bulldozers clearing new land on prairie. CU of blade pushing uprooted trees. Rear and side shots of tractor pulling two furrow plough. AERIAL SHOTs over Saskatoon, over Regina, over legislative buildings.


Excerpt from
Soil and Water
Alberta, Saskatoon, Regina
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio