STK-ID 27901

Day shots of heavily dressed onlookers, their breaths steaming in intense cold, of policeman keeping order. Shots of firemen moving about, of aerial ladders, of equipment encased with ice and icicles, smoke and steam everywhere. MLS of fireman emerging from building, TILT UP to ice-encrusted façade, ladder reaching up to roof. Various shots of hoses littering icy pavement, of water being pumped into building, of ice-covered firemen standing, moving. LS of scene of disaster, smoking ruins, firemen, ladders. TILT UP to LASs of ladders, firemen at top with streaming hoses affixed to top. MS of pumper control panel, of firemen adjusting various valves, of firemen coiling frozen hoses, disentangling hoses stuck in snow. Shots of firemen pumping water into building. MLS of ice-covered building after fire, of children playing nearby, TILT UP to ruined church, of ice encrusted cross, altar. Night shots of fire fighting, flames eating through roof, of belfry falling, of smoke, of ice everywhere.


Excerpt from
Winter in Canada
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486