STK-ID 31618

HAS of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Mace Bearer moving towards throne. ZOOM OUT from shot of Chief Justices sitting down. HAS of governor general Roland Michener half hidden by throne as he and attendance take their seats. HAMCS of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod moving in front of throne, saluting and walking towards exit. Shot of Gentleman Usher returning, accompanied by Mace Bearer, Speaker of House of Commons and other members of Commons staying at bar. FOLLOW SHOT of Gentleman Usher reporting to governor general. Shot of bar, Speaker, clerks, members of Commons. ZOOM OUT from men to front of Senate, judges. LS of Speaker and clerk finishing speech. HAS of members of diplomatic corps, judges of Supreme Court, senators, guests. Various shots of Commoners in background, Speaker receiving the assurance that the Commons' rights will be taken into account from governor general's aide, of members and speaker leaving. Several HASs of dignitaries in attendance, during speech from the throne. Sequence showing governor general Michener and party leaving. (12/09/68)


Excerpt from
Opening '68
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio