STK-ID 32250

L'Or noir (petroleum): LAS of head of oil drill, TILT DOWN to drill turning. CU of drill turning. Various shots of oil pump in operation, wooden shack nearby. Shot of man operating valve as tank truck is being filled. CS of small oil pump in operation. CU of pump drawing oil from hole in ground. Various shots of tank truck being filled, man standing by, including CU of oil pouring off pipe. Shots of oil pump at work, wooden housing, CU of part of pipes connected to pump. MLS of tank truck at oil tank. Shot of men putting earth into mixer. Shots of man guiding horses hoisting up pipes in oil well, of man on platform of well, holding long pipe. Shot of group of men working on pipe connection, well in background. TILT UP along pipe running along field to oil well. Several shots of men making pipe connection, one workman welding. Shots of man operating valve, filling tank truck, CU of oil pouring off pipe into truck, of man operating crank. FOLLOW SHOT of drill head coming out of shaft. CUs of drill head. Shots of man putting grease on drill head, of men screwing drill head on. FOLLOW SHOT of pulley hoisting drill in derrick. Shots of buildings at oil refinery. TILT DOWN derrick to wooden shack housing base of derrick. HALSs of western city. Various shots of buildings, pipes and tanks at oil refinery. Two shots of road signs directing to oil wells. Shots of two men working on pipe connection, of men measuring oil in tank truck. LS of oil refinery. MLS of refinery on shore reflected into calm water.


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