• Short Summary

    A big balloon lifts felled trees and takes them through the forest. Vancouver, Canada.

  • Description

    No title - Balloon aids lumbering of trees, Vancouver, Canada.

    Various shots of logging balloon being inflated, zoom back to show the balloon. C/U of large cylinders on lorry which read 'Compressed gas, non-flammable Helium'. Various shots as the balloon is inflated. Big C/U of man adjusting rope on side of balloon, pan to marking on the balloon labelled 'Airborne Southend-on-Sea'. Various shots as balloon is inflated. A lorry drives past carrying more gas cylinders. Various shots of a lumberjack sawing through a large pine tree. M/S top of the tree as it starts to fall. C/U base of the pine tree as it breaks away and crashes to the ground.

    Interior C/U of the machine which controls the balloon, pan to show big cables outside the machine which control the balloon. M/S of the balloon above the trees. C/U of the end of the cable in mid-air as it swings towards trees which have been felled. M/S as two lumberjacks attach the cable to a log. C/U of lumber man as he looks into the air. Various shots as large log is lifted into the air and swung across the trees. C/U of the cable winching the balloon across. M/S and C/U as the log is brought down. M/S of the balloon in the air above the trees. Big C/U of the balloon. M/S of log on end of cable crashing through trees and coming towards camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:46:00 / 01:39:09:00

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