STK-ID 35735

Several HAMSs of Mohawk apprentice glass blowers holding cannas with blobs of molten glass at end in crucible to increase flexibility of glass during shaping operations. CUs of cannas and molten glass being inserted into red hot crucible, of hands twisting cannas. Profile, face shots of Mohawk apprentices from Saint Regis Reservation (Akwesasne) at work in glass factory. Shots of men smoothing bases of various pieces of glass work on horizontal grinding disk. MS of stream of white hot taffy-like molten glass being prodded down from crucible into some sort of container. Shot of man doing the proding. Rear shot of master glass blower holding canna in crucible, taking it out, shaping glass object in front of camera. Shots of ornate glass plate in various stages of completion. Several MSs of glass objects being shaped, of master craftsmen at work. Shot of craftsman shaping glass swan. Sequence showing mixer shovelling yellow oxide into crucible, removing crucible door, introducing scoop.


Excerpt from
Chalet Glass
Cornwall (Ontario), Akwesasne
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