Title Details

Kakadu Man - Out Takes

The story of Bill Neidjie, the traditional custodian of the lands that are now Kakadu National Park.
Year : 1989 | Total Duration : 71 Minutes | Producer : Tristram Miall
Director : Michael Balson |
Cameraman sitting at the front of a dinghy on a lake filled with waterlillies. Detail of a gnarled tree root. Giant termite nest in the outback. Lake filled with waterlillies and trees in the background. Lake filled with waterlillies.
Large tree in a lake surrounded by waterlillies. Outback landscape with a tree and a bird perched on a branch. Outback landscape with mountain range in the far background. Rocky escarpment and Twin Falls waterfalls. Silhouette of a tree with mountain ranges in the background.
Silhouette of pandanus palm trees against sunset.
Various zoom outs from church and city buildings to extensive excavations in Sydney CBD. VS of construction pit with fast-motion excavation machinery at work. Quick shot of newspaper banner. WS looking along railway line on approach to Sydney Harbour Bridge with fast motion traffic on carriageway and LS to Bridge. General view of fast-motion traffic past camera with trains and Observatory Hill in background.
Access No. 142629 | 3 mins 32 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom outs from Housing Commission flats Sirius located in Cumberland Street, The Rocks with LS city buildings in background. VS construction pit with fast-motion excavation machinery at work. MS machine shifting rubble into large pile. MS row of derelict buildings (probably The Rocks) at excavation site.
Access No. 142630 | 5 mins 6 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Sydney Harbour and illuminated CBD buildings at night with ferries passing on water. LS to fast-motion traffic in distance. Various tilts of city buildings with windows lit up. VS ferries on water at Circular Quay, VS trains entering and leaving station. MS cars and people walking in street at night. High angle track over car travelling up York Street past Queen Victoria Building (QVB) towards Town Hall in daytime. Fast-motion traffic in George Street and people cross road.
Access No. 142631 | 4 mins 32 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS fast-motion track from car of Queen Victoria Building (QVB) York Street and buildings in George Street going towards Circular Quay. VS fast-motion people walking along George Street and into Martin Place. VS fast-motion crowd of people walking in Martin Place. CU people's legs and feet walking.
Access No. 142632 | 3 mins 47 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Good travelling shots past industrial site including plant buildings, pipes and reservoir. Various high angle WS of open cut mine with excavation machinery at work. Travellling shots past scaffolding of industrial plant. VS piles of rubble. VS jabiru stalking by wetland trees and very good shots near flowering wetlands. Good tracks past trees along swamp and VS white and pink waterlilies and lily pads in swamp. WS tracks with egret on shores of wetland. Good close CU tracks through Giant waterlilies varying in tones from white, pink to purple and VS en masse.
Access No. 142633 | 5 mins 34 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS flowers and waterlilies in swamp with very good CUs. VS crocodile motionless in swamp, only head and snout visible. Tracks past swamp vegetation with GS bird (possibly night heron) edging along branch.
Access No. 142634 | 4 mins 54 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS goanna walking through grass. Very good CUs frill-necked lizard. MS frill-necked lizard crawling up tree trunk and attempting to camouflage itself against trunk. Various tilts of interesting rock table formations.
Access No. 142645 | 4 mins 59 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom out from large palm. Various tilts up trunk of native tree and WS. MS low angle shots of aerial roots. tilt up cliff face. GS Aboriginal rock engraving of horse-like animal and zooms into coloration on rock. VS tree growing on cliff and VS roots embedded between layers of rock on cliff face. brief CU sign describing Thylacine. Zoom out from large white roots of tree in rock. Various WS typical Kakadu layered rock formations and plants. VS red rocks.
Access No. 142657 | 4 mins 48 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA - Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
VS water buffalo with young running across field. VS buffalo staring at camera, groups of buffalos roaming in field. Travelling shot of buffaloes running in field past termite mound and running from car shot POV car. Good CUs Barn Owl sitting on stump at night, spreading his wings and looking around. Very good full shot of frill-necked lizard with frill fanned out and mouth open. VS of frill-necked lizard.
Access No. 142667 | 5 mins 9 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Various CUs grey and gold fish and turtle swimming in darkened underwater in Kakadu National Park. ECUs of fish scales and faces past camera. Various WS prolonged lightning strikes, some over Kakadu bush landscapes, mangroves and others out to sea. WS very dramatic pink purple and orange sunset sky lit up by lightning. Tilt to lightning strike between pink and purple clouds.
Access No. 142675 | 3 mins 55 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS waterfalls cascading down rocks in Kakadu National Park. Tilts down water rushing down falls. CUs water spilling over rocks on waterfall. Aerial tracks over National Park, waterholes, creeks, bush and rocky cliffs. Aerial high cliffs. Aaerial WS bush fires burning over national park with ring of fire and smoke rising. Aerial bluish smoke from bush fire settling over bush.
Access No. 142677 | 4 mins 50 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial tracks along winding rivers in Kakadu National Park reflecting clouds. Aerial tracks past golden hued rocky cliffs and flat rock formations. Aerial tracks over vast wetlands in silvery sunset light. CUs water gushing over rocks and tilts across pool of water to gorge with waterfall in distance.
Access No. 142679 | 5 mins 25 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CUs large boulders. CUs Aboriginal rock art with staged silhouetted figure walking against rock face suggesting Aboriginal presence. WS rock formations at sunset with LS to sun setting on horizon. Brief shot of elderly Aboriginal man. WS tree trunk leaning across river banks with rain falling on water. CUs heavy rain on river and falling in tyre ruts on muddy ground. VS wetland tree with rain falling. Zooms out from large fern.
Access No. 142680 | 5 mins 7 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA-Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
CUs low angle tilts up waterfall pouring down rocks and splashing onto camera. Travelling shot following water along gorge. ECU water falling, CU water gushing quickly past by rocks. Various shots along waterfall and gorge with good CUs past rock walls of gorge and flowing waters. Aerial shots over industrial site and open cut mine.
Access No. 142686 | 2 mins 51 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Travelling aerials past rocky cliffs opening out to bushland wilderness of Kakadu National Park. Aerial tracks over various rocky landscapes.
Access No. 142695 | 4 mins 9 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial tracks over waterfalls and gorges with some good dramatic views down drops in rocky landscape of Kakadu National Park.
Access No. 142696 | 3 mins 9 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |