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Hong Kong - airplane, men playing

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a biplane flying; expatriates in suits and local soldiers in uniform sitting together; and the expatriates playfully tossing a ball around.

Stone Symposium - Symposium Crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of people photographing and filming the process. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Jiro Sugawara. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Can you be a leader?

Film is a promotional and informational short produced by New Horizon Films (with support from the NFB) for for the Department of National Defense. The film follows a set of new recruits through officer training at the facility in Chilliwack, B.C.
Directed and photographed by Robert S. Rodvik, sound recording and editing by Michael J. Collier, technical advisors: Captain Stu Harper and Captain Grant Russell, music composed by Captain John Montminy, Narrated by Chad Miller, music performed by Canadian Forces Naden Band, Esquimalt, B.C.
"Can you be a leader?" won a Certificate of Excellence - Training at the U.S. Industrial Film Festival.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 312

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of the Sky hawks jumping out of an airplane shot from an adjacent airplane. Shots from the ground includes footage of the Sky hawks parachuting to the ground and performing tricks, and airplanes. Transfer of the original camera source tapes 6, 7, 8.

Flight of the Sky hawks [French version] [L'envol de Sky hawks]

Item uses additional material from other sponsored productions produced by Yaletown Productions, specifically, "Sky Hawks." This 9 minute video was sponsored by the Department of National Defense [DND] and produced by Yaletown Productions. Rights are owned by DND. Some footage is common to the one hour documentary "Flight Of The Skyhawks."

Sky hawks - film to tape 314

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage taken by a fellow sky diver of the Sky hawks performing sky diving and parachuting tricks; includes footage of a deliberate parachute malfunction and use of back-up parachute. Also includes some footage of Sky hawks landing, shot from the ground. Includes footage taken by a follow sky diver of military men and supplies in green camouflage parachuting to the ground. Original film transfered to tape. Silent.

Sky hawks [tape # 11]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Footage includes the cameraman who parachutes with the team and wears cameras on his helmet to capture aerial action getting his gear ready for a jump, throwing Pierre (Pete) into the pool, Ray's ankle being taped up after a bad landing, Rob talking about his first jump, a sunset, Collier in a field, and the workings of a parachute being explained. Original camera source tape 11. Paris, CA.

Sky hawks [tape # 19]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Pilot Captain Marc Roberts delivers various takes of an anti-drug message in both English and French. Includes footage of the Sky hawks team members interacting with the public, as well as several takes of a group anti-drug message delivered in both English and French, footage ends with team members sleeping on the airplane.
Original camera source tape 19.

Sky hawks [tape # 20]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of a city skyline [Spokane, WA?], and the Sky hawk team members at an air show in the USA, an American flag is included in their show [Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, WA?]. Team members are filmed getting ready to board the plane, polishing their boots, folding a flag, checking their own and each others equipment, practicing their aerial routine on the ground, footage also includes a local news camera women, airshow crowds, the Sky hawks ground team, the Sky hawks performance, the airshow announcer can be heard narrating the show as the camera captures the show and the crowd. Original camera source tape 20.

Sky hawks [tape # 22]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Footage includes several takes of an interview with Richard Nette about the history of the Sky hawks team and how the team began, and includes scenes of military drills: push-ups, obstacle course, and parachute drills. Original camera source tape 22.

Sky hawks [tape # 25]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of men preparing to parachute out of an airplane, checking each other's equipment, and jumping out of the airplane. Audio recorded inside the airplane is dominated by airplane noise, some break-up. Also includes footage from the ground of an airplane taking off and landing, Sky hawks parachuting to the ground, performing the bomb burst, and landing. An interview with John regarding the Sky Hawks performance schedule, how it is planned each each year, and the general make-up of the team and how it is formed, and how team members are selected. Original camera source tape 25.

Sky hawks [tape # 26]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage continuing from [MI-404] tape 25 of the interview with John [?] about the Sky hawks. He discusses the characteristics that the Canadian Military looks for when choosing new members of the Sky hawks. Also includes footage of airplanes in the air, a sunset, men and supplies, in military green, parachuting out of an airplane and landing in a field, and Sky hawks team members sky diving and performing tricks with their parachutes. Original camera source tape 26.

Sky hawks [tape # 3]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks.Video contains footage of men in camouflage in an airplane getting ready to jump out and then exiting the plane. Also includeds interviews with Darryl [rank?] and with Colonel Holmes about the Canadian airborne pathfinders. Original camera source tape 3.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of Canadian military airplanes taxing, taking off, and flying; the airbase in Moose Jaw, S.K., downtown Moose Jaw, S.K., an interview with Crew Chief Daniel Bergerson about the Snowbirds ground crew, and a shot of the 431 AD Squadron Snowbirds sign. Ambient noise.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes the continuation of the interview with former Snowbird pilot and team lead Yogi Kuyghebaert [?] (1975?), interview with George Miller Snowbirds Team Leader (1973?), who also talks about his experience as a pilot with the former aerobatic flying team the Golden Hawks (to 1964) and about the Golden Hawks in general, the final interview is with Colonel O.B. Philp, affectionately known as 'Obie', who was responsible for starting the Snowbirds demonstration team, He talks about traveling with the [Golden] Centennaires in 1967 and how the Snowbirds got started.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes an interview with an American photographer [Bill Johnson] about the Snowbirds, he had the experience of flying with the Snowbirds several times and took photographs at the invitation of Obie [O.B. Philp], a sunrise over the base in Moose Jaw, S.K., and shots of the banquet celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Snowbirds, includes some footage of the Snowbirds alumni gathering by year of service for group photographs, and some social mingling.

Snowbirds: Come fly with us [English]

Film was a theatrical short produced for the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron, The Snowbirds. Yaletown Productions obtained distribution for the film across Canada; it played in theatres as a short before the Demi Moore feature film "Mortal Thoughts" (1991).
Produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense, Canada. Music by Steven Vitali.

Those magnificent Snowbirds - The first 20 years

Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic air team, the Snowbirds. Narrated by Leslie Nielsen. The documentary begins by following the eight men trying out for the four spaces in the 1990 Snowbirds team, then discussing the history of aviation in Canada and the Canadian military, the majority of the film focuses on the training of the Snowbirds team and the outreach and shows they perform. Ending with the final show of the 20th anniversary season. Digital edited master (no supers). Version has blackout breaks for commercials. Yaletown Productions, produced in cooperation with U.TV/CKVU Vancouver and the Global Television Network and in cooperation with the Department of National Defense Canada; executive producers Ken Jubenvill and I.H. Asper; co-producers Stan Thomas and Peter Viner; associate producer Susan Brinton; director of photography Bob Gibson; additional photography Bob Ennis and Cpl. Marc Cossette; technical adviser Major Dan Dempsey.

Poppsie England Wood Family

Item is a film made up of several films that have been spliced together. The film documents the Wood family’s trip to England and contains footage of the steamship journey, the Queen’s Guard parading, a war memorial, St. James’ Park, Buckingham Palace, the Thames, horse races, family scenes, a church, and a wedding. Film also documents locations and events in Vancouver, including the exterior and interior of Wood’s Jewellery Store (Arthur Wood & Co., 2511 Main Street), family gatherings at a house, possibly the Wood family home at 1656 Robson Street, and a troop of cavalry riding in dress uniforms. The stock date years of the film are in the following order: 1926, 1931, 1929, 1931 and 1932.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 313

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of the Sky Hawks demonstration team, shot from the ground, of the Sky hawks performing sky diving and parachuting tricks, and landing, as well as airplanes flying, and the smoke and flag marking the drop zone. Includes footage shot by a fellow sky diver of men in green camouflage military uniforms parachuting. There are also shots taken using a fish-eye lense of men doing practice parachute jumps from a tower using wires. The fish-eye lense is also used in some sky diving and parachuting shots - the camera is attached to the mid-section of a Sky hawk member rather than to a helmet. Includes some footage of the Sky hawks performing taken by another sky diver, not using a fish-eye lense. Transfered from original camera source tapes 9 and 10A. Silent.

Sky hawks [cassette version]

Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky Hawks, "Flight of the Skyhawks: 20th anniversary celebration.;" produced in cooperation with the Department of National Defense Canada. Narrated by Donnelly Rhodes; written by Richard Tomkies; produced and directed by Michael Collier; editor Jane Morrison; and music Bruce Ruddell. The documentary follows the Sky hawks team through selection and training, their missions and goals and performances and other outreach activities the team performs as part of being a Sky hawk. From original camera source tapes. This is the cassette version, 47 minutes. Nov. 4, 1991, Yaletown Productions.

Sky hawks [film to tape transfers, tape #2]

Item is one inch film to tape transfer of raw footage shot for the one hour television network documentary "Flight of the Sky hawks : 20th anniversary." The film features Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. There is some aerial footage of the team in formation in free-fall and also shots of the team in combat gear with parachutes designed for combat and not for show. Footage is silent.

Sky hawks [tape # 15]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. This tape has footage of parachuters jumping from an airplane, military officers and personnel, military men and woman receiving thier wings for parachute training, the tape ends with the General describing the role of the Sky hawks.Original camera source tape 15.

Sky hawks [tape # 18]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Footage includes an airplane flying by, commentary of the show provided on the ground, ribbons (wind drift educators) are dropped from an airplane, the camera captures the audience as well as the Sky hawk's performance. Original camera source tape 18.

Sky hawks [tape # 1]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Original camera source tape 1. Includes footage of an airplane taking off and then footage taken from inside an airplane of the pilots and crew and of equipment being dropped out the back of the airplane attached to parachutes.

Sky hawks [tape # 23]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's pilitary parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of military drills, inspection, and men packing snowshoes along with other equipment, a shot of the "Airborne Pathfinder" logo, a lecture, demonstration, and lesson on proper airborne emergency procedures, practice jumps in a gym with simulated parachute apparatus, outdoor training; men put on practice parachute gear. Original camera source tape 23.

Sky hawks [tape # 24]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Item includes footage of military parachute drills and men jumping off a tower in simulated parachute jumps. Original camera source tape 24.

Sky hawks [tape # 31]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Original camera source tape 31. Footage includes an interview with Marc about designing the Sky hawks show, the Sky hawks team members walking in a field with their parachutes in hand after landing - this is part of an anti-drug advertisement, recorded in both English and French, Sky hawks team members in a shopping mall [the Rutherford Mall in Naniamo, BC] interacting with the public and packing parachutes prior to a weekend show, and bars with ambient mall noise. Original camera source tape 31.

Sky hawks [tape # 32]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of spectators watching a Sky hawk performance [on Vancouver Island, BC], and some shots of the performance, includes footage after the show of the Sky hawks interacting with the crowd as they pack their parachutes, and several takes of the Sky hawks salute. Audio includes Sky hawks commentary and ambient crowd noise. Original camera source tape 32.

Sky hawks [tape # 8]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Video includes footage of an interview with team member Mario about the importance of stretching and warming up before parachuting, team members preparing smoke grenades, team members reviewing a recording of their performance, and planning/learning the routine for the upcoming season. Original camera source tape 8.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Footage includes an interview with Snowbirds Team Lead Dan Dempsey about scheduling the Snowbirds' performance season. Dempsey also discusses how weather can influence the performance and how the pilots handle it, and demonstrates how performances and specific manouvers are mapped out and recorded on paper.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of people mingling at the Snowbirds anniversary banquet, and the Snowbirds alumni gathering by year of service for group photographs, there is also a group photograph taken of the current and former Base Commanders.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of the Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw, S.K., an interview with Lieutenant-General [Sutherland?] about the Snowbirds team maturing now that they have been around for twenty years, their role and future. Also includes footage taken in Moose Jaw, S.K. of the gathered dignitaries, families, media, and alumni for the final performance of the 1990 Snowbirds team as well as scenes of the show itself and the audience enjoying the demonstration.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Item is a recording of an interview with Snowbirds Team Lead Major Dan Dempsey about the history of the Snowbirds as well as choreography, show building, and the use of music in the Snowbirds' performances. Dempsey also talks about specific manouvers and the introduction of coloured smoke into the performances.

Baden Baden [Germany - raw footage]

Item is raw camera footage shot for "Return of the Cold Warriors" a half hour television documentary about the history and closing of the last Canadian Military base in Germany. Footage shows jets landing, flying, taxiing and taking off. Footage includes shots of other buildings and air hangars. Also buildings and traffic at night, Footage was transferred from film to video before transfer to the archives; sprocket holes can be seen at times. At times there is a ring of shadow around the outer rim of the frame.

Soldiers on ship leaving port

Item is an amateur film which captures a ship full of Canadian soldiers departing. The soldiers wave toward those seeing them off from the docks; some soldiers dangle their feet from the side of the ship, while others climb for a better view. A band can also be seen playing before the ship departs from its berth.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Michael Prentice. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Rescue at Sea [English version]

Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense, Canada. Produced in English and French. English verison.Producers Rod Brookes DND, Paul Bisson PWGSG, and Mike [Michael] Collier; technical advisor P2 Malcolm Conlon. 1995.

Full speed ahead

Film produced by New Horizon Films for the Canadian Forces. It is an informational and promotional film about being a naval officer. Directed and filmed by Robert S. Rodvik, edited by Michael J. Collier, narration by Lt.(N) G. Davidson, S. Rodvik, narrator Campbell Lane, technical advisors Lt.(N) Terry Wolfe and Lt.(N) Glen Davidson.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 311

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Some footage is shot from another airplane of the airplane and the Sky hawks jumping out of it and some is shot in the airplane with the Sky Hawks before they jump and as they jump. Some is shot from the ground of airplanes. Transfer of the original camera source tape. Silent.

Airborne operations - part 1

Item is an informative video about airborne opertaions, thier uses, deployment and organization. Video was collected by Yaletown Productions and consulted while producing the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks, titled "Flight of the Sky hawks."
Production management Pierre Gadbois Productions Inc; director Ken Steward; Location shooting Canadian Forces Photographic Unit, General Assembly; computer graphics Les Animation Drouin Inc.; post production General Assembly Post-Productions Services; land forces av [audio/visual] coordinators Major SD Werry, CD and WOG Weekes; technical advisors Major DJ Pentney, CD, Sergeant P Cane, and CLFCSC [Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College] Staff; written my Major SD Werry, CD; participating unit The Canadian Airborne Regiment; and coordinating producers Pierre Audet DND and Rhea Morais FVG. Produced for the Department of National Defence. Video is narrated and was produced with music and animation of maps and other graphics. 1990. Major dropouts throughout.

Airborne operations - part 2

Item is an informative video about airborne opertaions, thier uses, deployment and organization. Video was collected by Yaletown Productions and consulted while producing the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks, titled "Flight of the Sky hawks."
Production management Pierre Gadbois Productions Inc; director Ken Steward; Location shooting Canadian Forces Photographic Unit, General Assembly; computer graphics Les Animation Drouin Inc.; post production General Assembly Post-Productions Services; land forces av [audio/visual] coordinators Major SD Werry, CD and WOG Weekes; technical advisors Major DJ Pentney, CD, Sergeant P Cane, and CLFCSC [Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College] Staff; written my Major SD Werry, CD; participating unit The Canadian Airborne Regiment; and coordinating producers Pierre Audet DND [Department of Nation Defence] and Rhea Morais FVG. Produced for the Department of National Defence. Video is narrated and was produced with music and animation. 1990. Major dropouts throughout.

Flight of the Sky hawks [English version]

Item uses additional material from other sponsored productions produced by Yaletown Productions, specifically, "Sky hawks." This 9 minute video was sponsored by the Department of National Defense [DND] and produced by Yaletown Productions. Rights are owned by DND. Some footage is common to the one hour documentary "Flight of the Sky hawks."

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