STK-ID 37762

LA PAN of the glass walled Place Ville Marie skyscraper in downtown Montreal. Sequence on pedestrians: reflection of pedestrians in store windows, a young couple holding hands as they walk away from the camera, legs of pedestrians moving past the camera, a stroller and child being pushed by the mother. Cut to a magazine racks at a newsstand, cut to CUs of the titles of romance magazines. Various CUs of rapidly flickering marquee lights, auto direction signals, a barber pole rotating, rotating green and orange dome lights, STOP signs, a NO EXIT sign. Sequence on traffic and pedestrians moving in accelerated motion in Montreal. MSs, MLSs of a sports car with lights on following the camera car at dusk. Sequence of progressively blurred shots of the car traffic on an expressway. Static and TRAVELLING SHOTs of the car traffic on an expressway at night. Static shot of fairly heavy traffic, out of focus lights moving past the camera. TRAVELLING SHOT of the same, blurred circles of light drifting past the camera.


Excerpt from
Perception: Structure or Flow
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080