STK-ID 33935

Eye Witness No. 71: Connie MacFarlane, Seaweed Scientist: PAN from Shag fishing harbour to men dumping seaweed on motorized escalator on beach. CUs of seaweed being dumped, TILT UP escalator. Shot of marine biologist Connie MacFarlane on hand to inspect weed. CU of seaweed in MacFarlane's hand. Shot of MacFarlane preparing to press seaweed in drying-up process in laboratory. MCS of the biologist. Exterior shot of dock in Shag Harbour, MacFarlane getting into lobster boat with crew. Various shots aboard boat of pilot Mac Greenwood, of the biologist and Greenwood studying chart, of MacFarlane looking through binoculars. Sequence showing MacFarlane and friend on rocky stretch of seashore picking seaweed from rocks, weighing weeds, taking notes. Long sequence from boat, of men raking bottom of shallow harbour for seaweed, filling rowboats with the stuff, unloading boats at beach, weighing it. Shots of Wib Greenwood and MacFarlane getting into outboard boat, speeding away towards "narrows". Closer shots of the two, rocky coast, lighthouse in background, of MacFarlane inspecting bottom by means of view-box.


Excerpt from
Eye Witness No. 71
Shag Harbour
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
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35mm neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
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