NCTC Video B-Roll

Fish and Wildlife (Shot Log)

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Videographers: Brett Billings, Ryan Hagerty, and Doug Canfield, USFWS/NCTC.

Click here to download video!Alligator Gar (00:12:44)

Date shot:  August 2018
​​​​​​​Date produced:  8/21/2018

Location:   USFWS Baton Rouge Fish and Wildlife Conservation office

St. Catharine’s Creek NWR, Mississippi

Description:  FWS researchers working with Alligator gar  (Atractosteus spatula)

  1. MS workers in green jonboat motoring in backwater – lots of duckweed
  2. WS  workers setting out nets in backwater
  3. MS FWS workers letting net out
  4. MCU/CU Biologist with acoustic receiver – hangs it over side of boat to read signals of fish nearby, CU computer on-board
  5. WS workers running net
  6. MCU throwing net into water
  7. MCU 4 workers leaning over side of boat untangling gar from net
  8. CU fish thrashes
  9. WS workers in boat with second gar floating nearby – several shots
  10. MCU workers untangle smaller gar
  11. MCU workers untangle two gar
  12. MS moving towards researchers untangling large gar over side of boat – several shots
  13. MS female biologist lifts gar out of water
  14. WS workers in boat with second gar floating nearby – several shots
  15. MS workers standing in boat untangling large gar
  16. MS putting gar in sling to weigh it and lifts it on-board
  17. WS workers bringing in net with two gar
  18. MCU – workers untangle big gar
  19. MCU – going by boat – untangling gar
  20. WS – untangling and releasing gar from boat – several shots
  21. CU – workers untangling big green gar close to camera – two shots
  22. WS – workers bring in large gar while standing in boat, second gar floats near boat
  23. CU / OTS – female biologist pulls up huge gar head with net in teeth
  24. MS team leaning over edge of boat close to water, releasing large gar out of water
  25. MS team driving gar in sling to bank for weighing
  26. MCU female biologist and guy in blue shirt release large gar
  27. UNDERWATER – CU of gar head and mouth
  28. UNDERWATER – PAN body of fish, several shots
  29. UNDERWATER – Tilt up from fish to female biologist just above water’s surface – several shots
  30. MCU female biologist and guy in blue shirt release second big gar

(Shorthand:WS = wide shot, MS = medium shot, CU = close-up shot, MCU = medium close-up shot)

Click here to download video!Asian Carp Chicago 2 (00:09:54)

Date shot:   May 2017
Date produced:  4/18/2018
Videographer:  Hagerty

Location:   Chicago Sanitary Canal, Illinois

Description:  SLO-MOTION Footage (60 fps) - USFWS scientists use electrofishing boats to find and sample invasive
asian carp

    1. MS FWS fisheries crew electrofishing for silver carp along shoreline, silver carp (Hypopthalmichthys molotrix) jumping out of water – several shots
    2. MCU many fish jumping as workers net fish
    3. CU Boat operator
    4. CU Silver Carp in boat
    5. WS Boat under bridge – huge school of silver carp jumps out of water all at once – GREAT SHOT!

Click here to download video!Bozeman Fisheries 1 (00:10:32)

Date shot: 9/30/15
Date produced:  May 22, 2018

​​​​​​​Location:   Bozeman Fish Technology Center, MT

Description:  USFWS scientists at work studying fish

  1. CU Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in swim chamber (shots of head, fins, etc…)
  2. MS Scientist in lab coat writing down observations
  3. MCU female fisheries scientist in lab coat watching arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) in large swim chamber through window
  4. MS underwater of grayling in swim chamber
  5. MS from inside swim chamber looking at scientist from fish’s point of view

Click here to download video!Magna Carpa 1 (00:10:45)

Date shot:   9/6/17
Date produced:  July 12, 2018

Location:   Lamine River, Missouri

Description:  USFWS Columbia Fisheries office workers (Missouri) prepare electrofishing boat “The Magna Carpa” for invasive Asian carp detection and sampling.  Overhead shots of boat at work in river.

  1. Crew prepares boat for work at ramp
  2. Boat lowers ‘wing” nets and samples fish
  3. Workers measure collected fish
  4. More sampling shots in river

Click here to download video!Magna Carpa 4 (00:06:54)

Date shot:   9/6/17
Date produced:  July 12, 2018

Location:   Lamine River, Missouri

Description:  USFWS Columbia Fisheries office workers (Missouri) prepare electrofishing boat “The Magna Carpa” for invasive Asian carp detection and sampling.  Shots of boat at work from second boat.

  1. Crew prepares boat for work at ramp
  2. Boat lowers ‘wing” nets and samples fish
  3. View from behind as boat samples fish with jumping silver carp (Hypopthalmichthys molotrix) all around
  4. Side view while sampling
  5. Workers measure and record info
  6. CU silver carp in tub
  7. MS sampling in Missouri River
  8. Silver carp jumping
  9. Workers processing car

Click here to download video!Northwest Fisheries A (00:09:03)

Date: 01/13/2016

  1. Building with signs – Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) with logo of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. Pan down to several people taking notes while standing in front of the above building
  3. Fishery worker standing in waterway with screen in hatchery-in front of screen are many salmon-Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  4. Chute with water rushing through also many salmon
  5. Gold colored school bus with name Trout Lake School District No. 400. One person-adult woman exiting
  6. School bus-White Salmon Valley School District No. 405
  7. Several people, one of whom is a woman in jacket with USF logo on sleeve
  8. Man and woman standing in front of lake-both have fishing poles
  9. Same scene as No. 8 but many small boats now visible
  10. Young woman pouring water in large metal basin containing salmon eggs-zoom in on eggs
  11. Adult male working in lab wearing cap with FWS logo on it
  12. Two women and one man in lab-one woman holding up basin with Salmon eggs
  13. Adult male picking up Salmon (sockeye?) from table slicing it open and emptying eggs into large basin
  14. Close-up of Salmon eggs being poured into basin
  15. Close-up of Salmon being picked up from round table and squeezing milk from it into basin with eggs
  16. Round table with several Salmon
  17. Several people picking up basins from stacks on table
  18. Several people in lab-one putting Salmon on round table
  19. Woman on cart-driving through lab
  20. Close-up of Salmon eggs being poured into trays
  21. Close-up of man pouring Salmon eggs into trays
  22. Close-up of trays
  23. Close-up of fish head
  24. Woman in lab pushing fish along
  25. Close-up of round table with Salmon
  26. Young woman carrying large Salmon slicing it open and pouring into large basin
  27. Wide angle view of lab with many things going on
  28. Woman holding child and overlooking lake-background of low mountains and gray sky
  29. Same woman and child observing painting of Salmon with two workmen, one pouring eggs, the other milk
  30. Same woman and child overlooking lake with 1 shot on right-small trees
  31. Same woman and child walking along lake bank
  32. Two women using long pole and net to catch Salmon in rushing water
  33. Man doing same
  34. Close-up of fish in net
  35. Several nets draped in water along rushing water
  36. Close-up of skin of Salmon
  37. Other view of same
  38. Two Salmon fillet on grill being cooked
  39. Cement enclosure with many Salmon with grill door shut
  40. Back to smoke pit with three pieces of fish smoking
  41. Two young women and several people dressed in fish costumes, and in raccoon costume
  42. Several people dancing/walking behind native banging drum
  43. Scenic: waterway with several trees on shore-background of mountains and blue grey sky
  44. Scenic: shallow waterway with trees on shore background of angled mountains-pale blue sky
  45. Closer view of trees, shallow water, mountains, blue sky. Zoom out for wider angle view. Good reflections in water.
  46. End (30)

Click here to download video!Northwest Fisheries B (00:10:04)

Date: 01/13/2016

  1. Shallow water way with leaves of brush on upper right-fish can be seen swimming-zoom in for close-up of fish-Sockeye Salmon with white mold on back
  2. Zoom in on Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)-one comes in from right side-turns around and swims parallel to other one
    Zoom in for closer view of head
  3. Follows Sockeye Salmon by panning left
  4. Shallow water with stones on bottom. Salmon swimming
  5. Aerial view of side of mountain-road below-small projection of parking lot and buildings below lower left has grass-pine trees-can see trucks on roadway
  6. Scenic Crescent shaped side of mountain with waterway on right, grass, brush, pine trees on left-Zoom in for view as in #6
  7. Scenic waterway running lower left to mid right-lower right corner is pine trees-background dark green
  8. Zoom in with mainly waterway, pine trees on right-mostly waterway
  9. Scenic: River lower left to lower right-pine tree on right lower corner-background low mountains-blue gray sky
  10. Zoom in to show more of side of mountain with pine trees and grass in lower right-river lower left mountains and blue sky background
  11. Scenic: Misty view of harbor with drawbridge-zoom out slowly for wide angle view
  12. Scenic: foreground in river-drawbridge-Pine tree on left blue sky with wispy white clouds background
  13. Scenic: Water way foreground-pine trees-mid right several mountains in background with low lying clouds-blue gray sky, Zoom in for close-up
  14. Zoom back out for wide angle view
  15. Scenic: Misty view of layers of pine trees-kite skier in waterway
  16. Scenic waterway-mountains-ship approaching from left
  17. Small boat in lower right-paddle boat enters from right, background is side of mountain
  18. Background is side of mountain-foreground is waterway with multiple small boats
  19. Fisherman holding rod-paddle boat seen faraway
  20. Small boat-man casting-dog next to him
  21. Very small boat with man fishing
  22. Several small b oats-paddle steamer enters from right zoom out for wide angle view
  23. Small boat with two men-one holding rod-the other is holding net with chinook salmon
  24. Several small boats
  25. Wide angle view of several small boats-zoom in several times for close-ups
  26. Single small boat-background of mountains-with low lying white clouds
  27. Single small boat moving left to right background mountains with low lying clouds
  28. Wide angle view-small boat tending net-other small boats in distance-background of base of mountains
  29. Close-up of two men in small boat tending net
  30. Zoom out for wide angle view of same
  31. (end -30 )

Click here to download video!San Marcos 1 (00:08:20)

Date shot:  May 2017
Date produced:  4/26/2018

Location:   San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center, Texas

Description:  Underwater footage in San Marcos River, TX

  1. Texas wild rice plants flowing in clear water
  2. USFWS divers surveying for salamanders underwater
  3. Various panfish using rice plants
  4. USFWS divers amongst Texas wild rice plants
  5. USFWS divers working over “cream-of-wheat” springs
  6. USFWS divers in yellow suits working in Spring lake, TX

Click here to download video!San Marcos 3 (00:09:35)

Date shot:  May 2017
Date produced:  4/26/2018

Location:   San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center, Texas

Description:  Underwater salamander footage (aquarium) and topside biologist footage

  1. Texas Blind Salamander – various shots, shot of a pair on rocks
  2. Barton Springs Salamander in rocks, in weeds
  3. MS Biologist at San Marcos working with native Texas wild rice in raceways
  4. MCU Biologist collecting seeds from Texas wild rice in San Marcos River
  5. CU Texas Wild rice

Click here to download video!Snakehead Electrofishing 1 (00:09:42)

Date shot:   Oct. 25, 2012
Date produced:  July 13, 2018

Location:   Indian Head, MD

Description:  FWS fisheries crew from Chesapeake Bay Field office sample for invasive northern snakehead fish (Channa argus) with electrofishing boat

  1. Crew in boat sample along shorelines, open water, aquatic weed patches for northern snakeheads.  Fall scenery trees along shore.  Workers weigh fish and put in livewell.
  2. Close-ups of northern snakeheads caught by Virginia Dept. of gamer and Inland Fisheries crew.
  3. CU Snakehead on measuring board.