STK-ID 3110

Shot of starboard side of "CGS Arctic", sea in background, odd sailor visible. HAMS of Boulder Cave. Various shots of huskies relaxing on beach. MS of ropes, boom, life preserver with "CGS ARCTIC" written on, sea in background. MLSs of iceberg. Shots of crew members posing for camera by life preserver. MS of lifeboat, two men gazing at camera from behind boat. HASs of crew amid ship from over bridge, binnacle in foreground, Captain Bernier turning his back to the camera besides. HAS and level shots of RCMP constable typing. Shot of open sea. Various shots of crew on deck of "CGS Arctic", of huskies on deck, of coast in distance. MLS of Inuit standing by boulder. Two shots of midnight sun. Shot of "CGS Arctic" moored to ice floe. Closer shot of precipitous coastline. Shots of huskies on beach. Sequence showing hotel in fire in Quebec City, flames erupting from top storey, smoke billowing up, firemen fighting fire. Various shipboard shots on "CGS Arctic". Shot of Arctic sun, sea in foreground, reflection of sun in water. MLS of walrus on ice floe, floes in background, iceberg in distance, Walrus diving into water as camera ship approaches. MLS of small sculptured iceberg drifting past camera ship. Shot of ship's officer pulling lanyard. Cut to masked shots of whistle blasting, of Captain Bernier looking through "CGS ARCTIC" life preserver. Two-shot of radio operators laughing at camera. MS of boy passenger. Masked shots of freighter and tugboat in distance, of ship's officer looking through binoculars. MS of Bernier speaking into tube.


Excerpt from
Bernier Expedition
Canadian Arctic, Quebec City
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486