STK-ID 3705

Eye Witness No.68: Birth of a Book: HAMCS of boy in pyjamas sitting on floor and looking at book. TILT UP from boy to mother on chesterfield, two children also in pyjamas listening to bedtime stories. Interior shot of reading room of library, bored lawyer taking book from shelf, sitting down to read. HAS of nearly empty reading room in Toronto public library. Sequence showing steps in printing and binding of book on automatic machinery, printing, setting type, lynotypeing, binding. Exterior shot of postman walking past Shuter and Bond Streets corner in Toronto. Shot of man sitting on reclining chair in train lounge, reading.


Excerpt from
Birth of a Book / Air Freight
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm, Digital BĂ©tacam
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486