STK-ID 37397

Shot of two surveyors setting up their transit near stretch of badlands, prospector's igloo visible in distance among hoodoos. LSs, MSs of prospector coming out of igloo, gesticulating at surveyors. Shot of men continuing on with their work. Shot of prospector beginning to dismantle his igloo in dither. Shot of elderly prospector on horseback leading pack horse carrying igloo. Shot of station wagon passing him on road, leaving cloud of dust. Shot of station wagon driving up to camera in wilderness. Shot of two women stepping out, looking around as chauffeur unloads baggage. Shot of women entering plastic igloo, chauffeur bringing luggage, leaving. Shot of prospector riding up on ridge, reacting to site. Accelerated sequence on prospector cleaning driftwood away from igloo emplacement next to the women's igloo. Sequence on man assembling igloo, intercut with shots of women sunbathing by side of lake. Sequence on the two women and prospector sitting beside campfire at night. Shot of prospector strumming ukelele, singing with women.


Excerpt from
Plastic Igloos
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio