STK-ID 24564

[Title: The Beaver Family] HAMLS of heads of three beavers in water. Cut to sequence on Grey Owl (Archibald Stamsfeld Belaney) coming out of his log shack, picking up his canoe and portaging it to the water. Two shots of Grey Owl paddling canoe. MS of Grey Owl calling his animal friends. HAS of edge of stream, Grey Owl leaning over to pat a couple of beavers. MS of beaver in water munching on poplar leaves. MS of beaver on shore gnawing at birch bark. Shot of Grey Owl petting a beaver while the animal eats scraps of food offered by Grey Owl. MS and CU of beaver taking a morsel from Grey Owl's lunch, enjoying it. Sequence on Grey Owl feeding baby beaver with a bottle, on baby crawling over the man's shoulders, nestling in his hair. Shot of baby beaver grooming himself and waddling over to a branch which he seizes and drags away. Sequence of HASs of one or two beavers working on their lodge, floating sticks to lodge and depositing them on the sloping walls, cutting sticks with their teeth. (Titles interspersed)


Excerpt from
The Beaver Family
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486