STK-ID 27529

Cut to LAS of captain speaking into intercom, pointing. Cut to man looking for whale. MLS of mast of whaler Westwhale 7, man climbing to barrel. HAS of deck, man on lookout, helmsman, Japanese crewman, captain looking for whale. LSs of sei-whale surfacing. Sequence on harpooner, captain gunner Katsuhi Yoshizaki preparing to fire, directing helmsman by hand signals, firing. Cut to harpoon hitting whale, grenade exploding. Sequence of HASs of whale being winched in. Cut to HAS of winch at work. HAS level shots of whale beside ship, being inflated, of men cutting off flukes, setting whale adrift with buoy and flag marker. Shots of men tidying up harpoon. Two LSs of ship at sea. Sequence on ship collecting whale for trip home, shipping buoy, gutting whale as it floats on water alongside ship.


Excerpt from
Whale Hunt
Pacific Ocean
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486