STK-ID 6717

Sugaring off: MLS of two nuns coming out of sugar house and heading for table covered with snow. Shot of large group of children running into frame from both sides of camera and congregate around the table. MCSs of hot maple syrup being poured on the snow, of hands grabbing the taffy, of faces of girls and boys eating taffy. Various shots from various distances of chain of children weaving through trees in sugar bush, rounding tree to which are attached several sap pails. Several CUs of pails hanging from maple trees, of hands lifting pail, of girls drinking sap, of sap dripping into pails, drop by drop. PAN of countryside in Chaudiere region in early spring to LS of men collecting pails in sugar bush. Various MCSs of sap boiling in large vats, of man testing consistency of syrup, of furnace and raging fire. Exterior shot of man driving horse-drawn sled carrying sap barrel arriving at the sugar house, TILT UP to steaming chimney of sugar house. CUs of flapjack cooking in pan, of girl eating flapjack, enjoying it. Shots of children dirtying each other's faces with food.


Excerpt from
Chaudiere-Appalaches (region)
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio