STK-ID 51730

Shot of pick-up trucks parked in front of garage, fuel pumps Esso. FOLLOW SHOT of three men walking through muddy street, past shacks, trucks, heading for shed called "Swanee's Inn", getting in truck. CS of sign "Home Oil Company Limited - Base Camp", shot of cluster of directional signs pointing to various oil wells. PAN along clothesline full of clothes in front of lake to two-trailer home behind white picket fence, truck and car parked in front. Shot of trailer, TILT DOWN to children's toys, doll on swing, lying in muddy yard. HA PAN of oil company trailer camp, past television antenna. LAS of sign, TILT DOWN to muddy mud scraper. LAS of man's booted feet scraping mud off, slithering into cafe. Shot of woman with grocery bag and two children, all three wearing warm clothes, navigating their way through mud along street.


Excerpt from
Roughnecks: The Story of Oil Drillers
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486