STK-ID 36118

Interior shots of commissary, soldiers at bar taken from behind bar. HACU of milk shaker in action, of hand taking milk shaker away. Interior shots of hospital, medics testing soldiers' reaction to life in the north. HAS of vehicle repair shop showing tank, snowmobiles, of snowmobile entering shop, PAN to men working on tank. Interior shots of hospital room, doctor and nurse tending sick woman. FOLLOW SHOTs of medics walking to nursery. CU of hands handling baby. Two CUs of doctors and nurse, sides of crib in foreground, TILT DOWN to baby. MS of older baby sitting behind bars of his crib. Shots of soldiers advancing through snow in single file. Sequence showing soldiers unpacking sleds, pitching tent, entering tent. Shots of men advancing in skirmishing line, firing. Shot of snow, brush in distance, snow flurries racing close to ground. Shot of snow, soldiers advancing in background, man on skis advancing towards camera. Shot of two officers working out strategy. Various shots of Lancaster bomber flying at low altitude, PAN to soldiers firing mortar. Shot of bivouac area. (00/11/1954)


Excerpt from
Vigil in the North
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome, 35mm neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080