STK-ID 23960

Eye Witness No. 88: The River Pilot - A Shepherd for Shipping: several shots aboard cargo ship, of pilot Chouinard and apprentice J Adelard Bernier on deck, shaking hands with captain. HAS of Chouinard and Bernier boarding freighter. CU of hand lifting hawser from cleat. Shots of passengers boarding liner from tender. Shot of Captain of liner signalling engine room telegraph. Shots of duty officer taking bearing on compass, of pilot Adelard Bernier studying gyro compass. CU of duty officer at instrument. Shot of Adelard Bernier going up companionway to bridge, shaking captain's hand. MSs of lifeboat unit, of navigator charting course. MSs of young pilot wearing checkered shirt, turning wheels in pilothouse. CU of bearing indicator. CUs of pilot Adelard Bernier looking through binoculars. Various shots including CUs of superstructure of "Empress of Scotland", many passengers, of Adelard Bernier and captain on flying bridge. HAS of gangplank, of ship's officers walking down. CU of mooring post, hawser around it, of hawser being lifted off. MS of Adelard Bernier and duty officer on bridge of "Empress of Scotland".


Excerpt from
Eye Witness No. 88
National Film Board
Available formats
HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080