STK-ID 32654

Front CU of Air Canada DC-9. Side shot of rudder, Air Canada maple leaf symbol. FOLLOW SHOT of DC-9 on take off run, lifting off near camera, flying out of frame. Sequence on mailbags being loaded into DC-9. Shot of mailbags being loaded as seen from inside cargo hold. LAS of pile of mailbags, DC-9 in background. CU of garden flowers, PAN to LS of postman delivering letters on sidewalk. MCS of postman's hands sorting mail as he walks. MCS of his cap. TILT UP MCS of flower. Rear MS of vertical mail sorting machine, ZOOM IN on spinning gear, ZOOM OUT. LAS of end of conveyor, letters appearing into view, falling past camera. CU of franking machine at work. ZOOM IN on sorting machine. CU of rollers spinning at full speed on machine. PAN and CU of same. Canted three quarter shot of sorting machine, ZOOM IN. Closer canted shot of rollers, letters speeding by, CU of letters in drum. CU of mail being transported from sorting drum to feeder belt on conveyor belt. Series of CUs of parcels, magazines, dropping one by one into hole to conveyor. Shot of package sorting, packages dropping into chute. CU of hand pressing buttons on coding machine.


Excerpt from
A Tale of Mail
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080