Arts, Culture and Recreation
Many NFB documentaries celebrate the vision and innovation of Canadian artists. Others demonstrate how our pastimes reflect our cultural values.
Boy Meets Band
1961, Director: David Bennett
1 min 12 s
2. This is a very carefully made documentary. Try to identify the individual shots. What is the camera doing in each one, and what does each contribute to the 'story' the excerpt tells?
3. The film is about a band. What does the music contribute to the excerpt?
They are only pint-size musicians but they make peppy music. The West Vancouver Boys' Band (there are girls in it, too), prizewinners at band festivals in Canada and Europe, set feet tapping in this film as they rehearse for a local gala event.
Running Time: 11 min 30 s
Director David Bennett
Producer Tim Wilson
Images John Coquillon
Editor George Kaczender
Music Donald Douglas, Victor Merrill
Producers National Film Board of Canada