STK-ID 34142

Shots of sky, of drum major, dressed in period uniform marching into frame in immediate foreground. HAS of goat mascot and keeper. Shot of goat kneeling in salute, two pioneers presenting arms in right background. CUs of two bearded pioneers sloping arms with pick and broad-axe. CU of ancient cannon, of parapet, water and far shore of river in background. Shot of cannon firing. Sequence showing Fort Henry Guard preparing to fire guns, large cannons. CU of bust of Fort Henry Guards officer shouting commands, saluting with sword. CUs of faces of bearded pioneers. Shots of sentry seen through gate from inside and outside fort, of sentry saluting officer marching into fort. HACU of drum and sticks tapping. Vertical LAS of drummer and drum. Various HASs of platoon of Fort Henry Guard demonstrating drill in courtyard, spectators, wall of fort in background. MLS of gun firing from ramparts, crews standing at attention. Shot of gun crews marching towards and past camera. LS of Fort Henry Guards drilling in courtyard, backs of spectators in foreground, spectators and walls of fort in background. Shot of drawbridge of fort being lowered, of detail of guards marching out. HAMS of platoons and drums marching. CS of water, river bank, legs of man in 17th century French uniform walking into frame. Shots of legs of people costumed in various periods of Canadian history walking into view through sparse brush, hands unrolling primitive map of Saint Lawrence Valley, setting it on ground. MCS of map.


Excerpt from
Royal River
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg, 16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio