(22 Jan 2012)
First Nations Longhouse, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada - 22 August 2012
1. Wide tilt down on Haida totem pole carver, Clarence Mills, drawing on Thunderbird totem pole.
2. Medium over the shoulder shot of Mills drawing on totem pole.
3. Close of Mills' hand and pencil drawing on totem pole.
4. Medium of Mills drawing on Thunderbird totem pole's face.
5. Close of Mills' face as he draws on totem pole.
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Clarence Mills, Haida Totem Pole Carver:
"The Thunderbird typically lives in the mountains. He's a mythical creature. When he flaps his wings, you get thunder, and when he blinks his eyes, you get lightning. That's what they say. He's big enough to carry a whale, so I presume he lives somewhere near Whistler. Imagine the size of him if he can carry grey whales. I just think about the size of him. He's got a beak like this that comes down and hooks underneath. Probably eliminate this part here."
7. Wide of First Nations Longhouse where Mills carves totem poles on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
8. Medium tilt down on wooden poles with wooden carvings of salmon in front of Longhouse.
9. Close of wooden carvings of salmon on pole.
10. Medium tilt up on red cedar totem pole carved by Mills.
11. Close of animal figure at the top of totem pole.
12. Medium pan from Thunderbird totem pole to Mills carving totem pole on its side.
13. Medium of Mills carving totem pole.
14. Close of Mills carving totem pole.
15. Medium tilt from totem pole to pencil stencil of totem pole's design with animal figures.
16. Close of stencil and raven and wolf figures.
17. Medium tilt down on argillite totem pole (black slate stone)
18. Close of animal figure on argillite totem pole.
19. Medium pan on bronze jewellery.
19. Close of bronze jewellery.
20. Medium of Mills' hand and tool carving wooden sun.
21. Medium tilt from one small wooden sun to another larger one.
22. Close of wooden sun.
23. Archive photos, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
24. Wide of old totem poles near beach, British Columbia.
25. Medium of old totem poles with men.
26. Men turning over old totem pole on ground.
27. Pan up old totem pole with man perched at top.
28. Man inspecting old totem pole on ground.
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada - 26 August 2011
29. Wide of totem pole, visitors taking photos, and First Nations Longhouse.
30. Close of animal's face carved on totem pole.
31. Medium tilt down on totem pole inside Longhouse.
32. Close of face carved on totem pole.
33. SOUNDBITE (English) William McLennan, Curator, Pacific Northwest, UBC Museum of Anthropology:
"Actually, First Nations people took the Canadian government to court and won and showed that the potlatch law is an illegal law. And subsequently, more and more groups are potlatching again. Some groups never stopped potlatching. But in the process, poles are made and put up as part of potlatches and memorials for people who've passed away. I mean, all the reasons that totem poles were put up in the past are being done again today."
34. Wide of Museum of Anthropology and woman taking photo in foreground.
35. Medium tilt down on totem pole inside museum.
36. Close of face of Dzunuk'wa, a giant, mythical woman in Northwest coast First Nations art and culture, carved on totem pole.
37. Medium tilt down on totem pole.
38. Close of animal's face with long beak carved on totem pole.
39. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebecca MacKenzie, Communications Assistant, UBC Museum of Anthropology:
40. Medium pan across totem poles.
41. Close of eye carved on totem pole.
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