STK-ID 32163

MSs and CUs of roughnecks adding lengths of drill pipe to drill stem in driving rain, of rotary table, of legs of men as they work. Night LSs of derrick all ablaze with lights in rainstorm. HALS of derrick sticking up out of stand of trees. Closer shot of derrick, of various pieces of equipment lying around derrick, against background of spruce trees. LAS of derrick top, slow TILT DOWN to base, sign "Rig No. 1 - Hi-Tower Drilling Co. Ltd. - Calgary Alberta". MS of rapidly spinning drill and rotary table, operator minding power plant in background. Various MSs and CUs of inspectors breaking sample cores at drill hole, packing them in special crates, washing them, nailing crates shut. CU of power plant operator, of meter. Interior shot of machine room, motors and pipes barely visible in darkness. HAMSs of rotary table turning rapidly, PANs to well office in the distance.


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