STK-ID 9863

HAS of typical Prairie town, grain elevators, gravel roads and flat prairie. Full frame CU of wheat field swaying in breeze. MLS of tractor pulling binder moving past camera, oil rig in background. LS PAN across section of flat farmland. MS of tractor pulling roller over newly planted field. CS of cows eating in stall, PAN to young man milking cow by hand in stable. MS of mother sitting in front of fireplace, reading to two boys and girl. CS of cat lapping up milk from saucer. MCS of Frank J Whelan (former RCMP officer) seatting on veranda of home in hot summer, man removing his glasses, wiping his brow with handkerchief. Rear shot of three girls climbing slide, front shot of them sliding down. Rear shot of four boys climbing over fence in slum area in Ottawa. CU of baby in young mother's arms. Shot of doctor with hypodermic needle, vaccinating babies in clinic. Shot of nurse taking temperature of young man with bandaged forehead in hospital. Shot of the "Ottawa Ladies Aid Society" sewing and mending children garments in living room. CU of doctor's hands injecting belly of guinea pig with hypodermic needle. Front MCS of businessman seating at desk, removing glasses, chatting. ESTABLISHING SHOT of Dominion Observatory Building in Ottawa. CU of plaque over entrance to main Post Office in Ottawa. CS of pedestrians' feet and legs as they move along city street. LS of Montreal harbour, ships at dock. Shots at Trail, British Columbia showing ships in harbour, smoke, tugboats pulling barge of lumber up river, waterfront sheds, drying kilns at lumber yard. MLS of Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City. Profile CU of Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable. Three shots of RCMP band marching past camera.


Excerpt from
Farming and Family Life 1950's
Saskatchewan, Quebec City, Ottawa
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486