STK-ID 3104

Shot of iceberg at sea. LS of "CGS Arctic" anchored in Ellesmere Basin, supplies being rowed ashore. LS of supply ship in harbour, crew unloading lumber and supplies, rowboats approaching shore, men and Inuits unloading lumber which will be used to build Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters. Shot of ice floes in Davis Strait between Greenland and Labrador. LAS of crewman climbing mast to crow's nest. Shot of Captain Joseph E Bernier helping passengers off ship. CS of "CLYDE POST-RIVER CLYDE" on signpost. MS of Inuit hunter with one eye missing and bandaged hand, said to have been inflicted by polar bear. Shots of crew aboard "CGS Arctic" and cameraman George Valiquette showing Inuits proper pose. Shots of Inuit girls dancing, watching Valiquette doing hankerchief tricks, of supplies being carried ashore and buildings under construction. Shots of flag raising ceremony at Franklin's Cenotaph in Dundas Harbour, RCMP officials attending. More shots of buildings under construction. CUs of Inuit men and women. LSs of polar bear racing over ice floe, of seals diving into water. CS of Valiquette with camera aboard "CGS Arctic". Shots of Bernier greeting RCMP constable, of supplies ashore and of outpost at Dundas.


Excerpt from
Bernier Expedition
Ellesmere Island, Dundas Harbour
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Born Digital, ProRes
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
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720 x 486, 2048x1556, 1920 x 1080