STK-ID 34068

MS of boiler of steam-driven lumber winch, operator throwing wood into furnace. LAS of smokestack, whistle letting go four short blasts. MS and MLS of steaming winch turning, belching smoke from tall stack. Shot of lumberjack hitching two floating logs to winch cable, jumping clear. LS of bunch of logs snaking down hill as they are drawn by winch, splashing into water. MS of heavy set woman at controls of steam winch. HAS of winch set up. Shot of operator moving out to meet newcomer. CU of helmetted men shaking hands, of new comer taking out map. CU of pencil, fingers, pointing out some detail on map of timber limit. Brief CU of lumberjack wearing safety helmet. LS of smoking steam winch across body of water. BOATING SHOT toward winch, TILT UP to high wooded hill in background. HAS of timber truck hauling gigantic log past camera. Shot of diminutive boom scooter butting its way through logs in mill pond. Various shots of lumberjack waling through forest, attacking huge tree with chain saw. MLS of tree falling away from camera. Shot of small tugboat approaching homemade floating derrick. Various shots of men loading helicopter with supplies, fuel.


Excerpt from
The Water Dwellers
Islands region (British Columbia)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080