Alaska Film Archives

[Waymon Vest collection films 1]
[Waymon Vest collection films 1]
This film was identified by the filmmaker as North Sea and Denmark, circa 1967-1969. The full 25-minute reel was made from eight smaller reels labeled by the filmmaker as follows: 1968 helicopter, North Sea, Denmark; air jump and pick up by chopper; air show, Esbjerg Denmark 1969, hovercraft glider; Denmark Germany ferry; Zapata jackup North Sea 1968; Denmark [illegible]; Denmark King’s summer house; hovercraft, Peder Iversen Denmark, Hanna and Peder. The film features scenes of an oil platform in the North Sea, people boarding a large helicopter and taking off from a platform, supply boats in rough seas, oil workers on a platform, parachutists jumping to water from an airplane and being retrieved by a helicopter (as part of a Danish military exercise, according to filmmaker), aircrafts flying in formation, a hovercraft demonstration, people shoveling snow, a ferry, aerial views of farmland and an oil platform from a helicopter, family scenes, an aerobatic airplane, a balloon, and travel and site-seeing scenes in the Denmark area.
[Waymon Vest collection films 2]
[Waymon Vest collection films 2]
This reel is made from four smaller reels labeled by the filmmaker as follows: bull riding, steer wrestling, kid bull riding, horse races, Calgary; Calgary Stampede parade; bull riding, chuck wagon race, Calgary Stampede; bronc riding, calf roping, horse races, Calgary Canada 1968. The film features footage from the Calgary Stampede rodeo, an exhibition and festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
[Waymon Vest collection films 3]
[Waymon Vest collection films 3]
This film reel is made from five smaller reels labeled by the filmmaker as follows: grizzly bear - North Slope 1970, moose sheep - Kenai Peninsula Alaska; cat train Porter; good one Slope; Brooks Range from airplane Alaska; Herc C-130. Footage from Alaska’s North Slope includes a "blonde" or nearly-white-colored grizzly bear as well as oil exploration activities including a cat train, a helicopter, a Pilatus Porter airplane, tracked vehicles moving across snowy terrain, a C-130 Hercules airplane, and a helicopter.