STK-ID 55130

Slow PAN of northern landscape in late spring, river, two small evergreen trees in foreground, tree line at horizon, patches of snow. Several shots of logs in water, boom, of wood stacks being dragged across cut-out area, through sparse bush, snow patches, stumps. Shots of lumberjacks eating food over campfire at lunch time. Shot of stack of logs being hoisted up into the air and down on truck. LS of truck moving along winter road through sparse bush. LAS of top of spruce tree as it starts to fall, TILT DOWN following tree hitting ground. Various shots of lumberjacks felling tree with chainsaw, cutting tree trunks into equal lengths. Shot of "pincer" crane picking up tree trunks from the snowy ground and dropping them into conveyor. Shot of truck loaded with logs heading for camera along bush road, flashing by at full speed. Shots of trucks driving by camera, unloading load of logs. CUs of hydraulic tilting mechanism, of bearded driver watching from cab. MSs of grab crane fishing logs from water.


Excerpt from
Pulp and Paper Mill
Marathon (Ontario)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio