STK-ID 32162

Various CSs of drillers working in driving rainstorm in early evening. CUs of men screwing lengths of drill pipe together, lowering drill pipe into hole, of drilling bit, of muddy gloved hands guiding drill pipe down into hole. MSs of man on safety platform, of travelling block reaching top and coming down again. TILT DOWN with block, with cables, to men below. CUs of roughnecks' faces in the rain, of rotary table coming to stop, of drill shaft rising and of drill bit emerging. MSs of roughnecks at work in rain at night, of travelling block rising and drawing drill stemming up.


Excerpt from
Roughnecks: The Story of Oil Drillers
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486