STK-ID 32248

L'Or noir (petroleum): various shots of burn off flare and smoke billowing up from pipe, oil derrick at left frame in first shot. Shot of hand turning wheel of valve, large burn off flare in background. Canted shot of oil tank. MLS of group of large oil tanks on field. Canted shot of pipes leading to oil tank. FOLLOW TILT UP and TILT DOWN with oil gusher shooting into air. MSs of man operating mobile panel, of two men looking at graphs on strip of paper. Shot of oil tank cars of freight train moving past camera. Shots of women coming out "Black Store", untying and mounting horses, store keeper handing shopping bags to women. Street scene in small town, including shots small house being moved, truck pulling. Shots of herd of cows crossing steel frame bridge, other herd of cows moving in small town street. Shots of cowboys bronco busting at rodeo. PAN across western Canada small town to rural road. Sequence on roughnecks at work setting up oil drill. TILT DOWN oil derrick. LAS of top of derrick, TILT DOWN to base. CUs of drill hook coupling, of part of 3" drill rod. Shot of man's hand turning wheel to regulate pressure. CS of revolving block as drill is put in operation. Various shots of pulley ascending and descending as it is hoisting oil well drill. CUs of gear thooted mouth of drill used for wick drilling, PAN to roughneck looking at it.


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 111
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486