STK-ID 8720

MLS of log cabin, brush in foreground, spruce trees in background. Shot of man coming out, looking at weather and setting off. CSs of entrance of cabin, of man coming out. MS and CU of man sitting down, honing his axe. Shot of two cooks rounding corner of building in lumber camp, carrying leg of beef and disappearing into cook-house. Several shots from various angles and distances, of man jumping from river bank onto log jam and jabbing at logs with his pike pole. MS of man lighting dynamite fuse. Shot of several men breaking ice around jam with their poles. LASs of men breaking ice. Shot of dry creek bed as it is flooded. PAN of unrushing water, logs. Various shots of men working on catwalks, including several CUs of men. LS of two men walking to sluice gate in torrential rain. MCS of men opening gate as rain beats down unmercifully.


Excerpt from
La drave
Quebec (province)
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