BIG TIMBER

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Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • GILBERTSON, Jenny Isabel (nee Brown)

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: BIG TIMBER

Reference number: 1079

Date: 1949c

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.00 mins

Description: Coverage of lumberjacking in British Columbia, from trees cut and sawed to being shipped all over the world.

Given to Jenny Gilbertson by the Canadian Government in the 1950s to be used while lecturing in Canada.

Shotlist: No credits. General shots of large firs (.33); Douglas firs of British Columbia (.36); Various shots of lumberjacks chopping and sawing trees (1.42); The high climbers are preparing spar trees (1.46); Shots of the men as they climb large trees and chop off the tops (2.51); Some logs are sent down the skids to the river (2.58); The logs are sent down the mountainside on skids, a type of chute, to the river (3.36); Others are transported by special lumber trains (3.40); The logs are loaded onto a train (4.53); Logs are tipped into a pond (5.17); They are washed to remove grit that would spoil the saw (5.24); The logs are cut up at the sawmill (6.14); Electricity has taken the place of steam (6.17); Two men work the controls of the saw (6.25); The buzzing sharpener keeps the saw clean (6.30); Shots of the sharpener (6.43); The bark is then trimmed and the logs are squared (7.12); They go in logs and come out boards (7.16); The logs are cut into boards and stored in a yard (8.42); The timber is shipped all over the world (9.49); Shots of wood lying on a quayside and being loaded onto ships (9.29)