STK-ID 27404

At the Sealand of the Pacific aquarium in Victoria, British Columbia, shots of the trainer Mark Perry kneeling by the poolside, communicating and feeding Chimo, the albino female killer whale, one of the two killer whales kept at the aquarium. HAMS of Dr. Paul Spong, noted cetologist, kneeling by the poolside and trying to communicate with Chimo and Haida, the male killer whale and star performer at the aquarium. HA FOLLOW SHOT of Haida swimming near the surface of the water, of Dr. Spong, dressed in a frogman suit, doing likewise. FOLLOW SHOTS of the two killer whales swimming, sometimes without any man-made objects visible. HAMSs of the killer whales sticking their heads out of the water, nipping at the head of Dr. Spong, Dr. Spong signalling to the whales to desist. Similar shots of Dr. Spong making various sounds with wine glasses, the whales responding. Shot of Dr. Spong fondling the whales with his feet and hands. HAS of Dr. Spong, dressed in a frogman suit, kneeling on a platform in front of Haida, having a tête-à-tête. Closer shot of the whales kissing Dr. Spong. Shots of Dr. Spong looking into the jaws of the two whales, fondling them. MSs of Dr. Spong jumping into the pool with the whales, frolicking in the water with them. HAS ZOOM OUT from the water and the whales to a TILT UP which includes a small screen with a picture showing the filmed images of two other killer whales, presumably for the benefit of Chimo and Haida.


Excerpt from
We Call Them Killers
Victoria (British Columbia)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080