This is the only DHARMA orientation film whose creation was actually shown in Lost.
Making of the film
The orientation was filmed in the Barracks, four days after Jack, Kate, and the others arrived in 1977. It was filmed in the morning. The Incident happened later that same day. ("Because You Left") ("The Variable")
Since Chang was interrupted during the filming, it is not known whether he later re-shot the entire film, or just the incomplete portion.
The film was directed by Jay and filmed by an unnamed cameraman. The names "Kyker" and "Bracken" are visible on the slate.
Text of the film
CHANG: Hello, I'm Dr. Marvin Candle, and this is the Orientation Film for Station Number Two, the Arrow. Given your specific area of expertise, you should find it no surprise that this station's primary purpose is to develop defensive strategies and gather intelligence on the Island's hostile indigenous population...
- The names Kyker and Bracken are listed as the directors of the Arrow Orientation film. ("Because You Left") This is a likely reference to prop master Rob Kyker and production staff member Don Bracken.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Arrow Orientation film/Theories
- Why was this filmed at the Barracks?