STK-ID 30308

Various shots of pigeons fluttering about by the hundreds, perching on tourists' shoulders and hands, accepting tidbits. Shots of tourists walking among the pigeons, feeding them. Shots of whole flocks swirling in the air against background of arches and dome, of pigeons flying about, blue sky behind them. Several shots of pigeons flying close to camera, blurred view, of pigeons perching on statues decorating the various facades. Shots of thousands of pigeons flying about in chaotic jumble of wings and feathers, of large flock of birds scurrying back and forth on the pavement, Saint Mark basilica hardly visible in background. ECUs of pigeons perched on man's hand, pecking away at grain in man's hand. Sequence showing small child stumbling through a sea of pigeons, being swamped by the birds, holding food in a hat for the pigeons to eat, child stuffing his mouth with bird food.


Excerpt from
City Out of Time
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