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Focus on Expo - one inch master - Aug. '86
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Aug. 1986 (Creation)
- Collier, Michael J.
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1 videocassette (29 min., 16 sec.) : 3/4" U-matic large, sd.
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Michael Collier graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1969. In the mid-1960s, while studying for a degree in physics, Collier became one of the first members of the SFU Film Workshop under Stan Fox. It was this involvement that fired his interest in film making and ultimately steered him away from a career in physics. After completing his BSc, Collier s first job was with Alpha Cine Motion Picture Lab, where he stayed for eight years (1969-1976).
While at Alpha Cine, Collier had the opportunity to work with many internationally known directors and producers, working as both production manager and technical director. The colour tinting used throughout the film McCabe and Mrs. Miller was invented by Collier and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond. Collier was the technical advisor on Days of Heaven, which won the Academy Award for cinematography.
Collier is a founding director of the Pacific Cinematheque, a founding member of the BC Branch of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (1976), and a member of the Directors Guild of Canada.
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This item consists of video transfers of film footage shot at Expo 86. The raw footage was transferred to video and edited on tape into a finished production. According to the donor this is the original of the final production with sound and image combined. "Vancouver - Focus on Expo 86" was released August 1986 as a video postcard. Film featuring highlights of Expo 86 . Includes royal visit, highlights of USA, USSR, China, GM, Canada, BC, Folklife pavillions. Director, Michael Collier; Cinematography Bob Asgiersson; Editor Robert Brandreth-Gibbs; Writer Chris Aikenhead; Narration script Chris Aikenhead and Don White; Narrator Jim Hault; Video services Post Haste Video; Film Lab Alpha Cine Services; Sound mix Pinewood Studios; Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. for Allstar Productions Inc.
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- Royal visits
- Expo 86 (Vancouver, B.C.)
- Vancouver (B.C.)
- Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.)
- Mounted police
- Signs and signboards
- Boats and ships
- Transit and transportation
- Transit and transportation--Rail transit
- Transit systems
- Children's activities
- First Nations of North America--British Columbia
- Amusement parks
- Canoes and canoeing
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