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[Spencer family at Vancouver International Airport]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family gathered at Vancouver International Airport as Colonel Victor Spencer departs. Film documents Col. Victor Spencer boarding an airliner, as well as Gertrude and Elizabeth Ann Spencer, and Isabell Winch in front of the Administration Building. The film also shows Elizabeth Ann at Aberthau, and John Fife and Elizabeth Ann playing in the snow.

Our trip on the Deerleap

Item is an amateur film documenting a yacht, likely the Deerleap, Col, Victor Spencer's yacht. Film documents people in rowboats, and a seaplane taking off and landing in Coal Harbour. Film includes footage of Elizabeth Ann Spencer. Accompanying note reads, "Deerleap trip July 1936 good".

[Vancouver and miscellaneous industrial activities]

Item is a documentary film documenting Vancouver street scenes and cityscapes as well as a variety of industrial activities. This films contains colour footage of a sea plane, mills and mining, shipbuilding, steel making, as well as Vancouver street scenes with people around Dunsmuir St. and the Georgia Hotel. The black and white portions of this film contain footage of Vancouver beach scenes.

1962(?)-1963

Item is a film showing Jean and Kenny McCuaig's trip south to Las Vegas and the Santa Anita horse races, Annette Island and Ketchikan Alaska, Mount Waddington, playing baseball, surf boards, camping at Penticton, the Grey Cup Parade in 1962 and Harrison Hot Springs.

Around Vancouver

Item is a film containing home movie footage filmed by Allan Crocker. The film shows Stanley Park including the Stanley Park zoo, birds and the Dining Pavilion; Coal Harbour; the Lion's Gate Bridge; Queen Elizabeth Park; a trip to [Caribou?]; an airport; and Christmas celebrations at the Crocker residence, 7347 West Boulevard.

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.

Hong Kong - airplane

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures an airplane performing loops, banks, and barrel rolls.

Hong Kong - Far East Aviation Co.

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a pilot explaining the features of an Avro type 637 airplane; three Avros flying in formation and performing stunts; and an unidentified Fairey plane being similarly introduced in a hangar.

Aerospace Industry in BC [British Columbia]

Item is a short video highlighting business opportunities in British Columbia. It was created from the "Economic Development" (1992) 16mm, colour, raw footage (90 minutes); footage of the electronic and aerospace industry around Vancouver. From this and other footage from Yaletown Productions, two programs were edited for the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Economic Development, Small Business and Trade. This short focuses on the aerospace industry in BC. Narration of this film compares the Snowbirds, Canada's military airshow team and goes on to explain the advantages of living and working in BC.

Everest - tape #17

Item is raw "Everest - Climb for Hope" footage transferred from original 16mm camera film footage. Includes scenes of individual team member interviews, team members climbing and hiking, scenery, team members getting medical checkups, Sherpas packing, airplanes landing and a 'Welcome to Kathmandu' sign and scenes of Kathmandu.

Expo day 2 - cam[era] rolls 1-3

Includes raw footage taken at Expo 86; includes shots of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, with Brian Mulroney visiting Vancouver and the Expo site. Captures scenes of the Snowbirds performing for Expo crowds. An RCMP band and mounted RCMP. Silent film.

Tourism B.C. Marketplace Progam [Program] - Expo 86

Item is "Marketplace Program" produced for EXPO 86 and Tourism BC. Major exhibition in BC Pavilion for EXPO 86. Multi-screen laser disc interactive display. Laser discs were very new at this time and cost over $2500 each to manufacture. This laser disc was produced to be used with specially designed players that would allow for touch-screen interaction from visitors to the B.C. Pavilion. These machines no longer exist; to get an idea of what options were made available pause the playback to view what the touch-screen displays looked like.
Item includes visual vignettes featuring footage to represent various geographical areas of the province of British Columbia. Theme music plays in the background of the scenes; no dialogue. Brief written descriptions of each area of the province precede each section of footage. At 00:10:23 - 00:10:24 screen shots of all of the various touch screen menu screens appear - to see these please slow down the playback and pause for each. Starting at 00:10:26 the footage plays out that would have been associated and parsed out for the various selected menu choices. At 00:12:08-00:12:11 more screen shots of selections flash by, again slow or pause to view these fully. Starting at 00:12:12 more groupings of clips of British Columbia can be viewed. From 00:13:55-00:13:58 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:13:59 there are more groupings of clips of British Columbia. From 00:15:38-00:15:40 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:15:42 there are more groupings of clips of British Columbia. From 00:17:24-00:17:26 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:17:27 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:19:03-00:19:05 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:19:06 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:20:53-00:20:57 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:20:59 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:19:03-00:19:05 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:19:06 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:22:33-00:22:35 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:22:36 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:24:23-00:24:26 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:24:28 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. At 00:26:14 there is the final section of menu screen shots and following that brief shots of hotels and lodgings in British Columbia. Final credits at 00:26:38.

License To Learn

Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions for Transport Canada. Was produced in English and French, this the English master version.

Have Camera Will Travel - Art Brewer, assignment "Palau"

Item is "Have Camera, Will Travel" with Art Brewer, assignment "Palau;" a one hour network television documentary shot and completed in High Definition in 2003. Broadcast first on NHK Japan. High Definition 59.94 1080i Digital Master textless version. HD Cam. Ch 1-2 Full Mix Stereo. - Ch 3-4 M&E Stereo. The film follows Brewer as he takes photographs for the travel magazine "Islands" in Palau. Palau is shot from the air, the water and on land - Art overcomes bad weather and illness to get the shots he wanted and he takes the time to share his process with the audience a little. The show also offers a brief history of Palau and a look into Palau culture. Broadcast first on NHK [Nippon H?s? Ky?kai; official English name: Japan Broadcasting Corporation] Japan. High Definition 59.94 1080i Digital Master textless version. HD Cam. Channel 1 full mix stereo left; channel 2 fill mix sterol right; channel 3 M&E stereo left; and channel 4 M&E stereo right. Facility: Post Digital Works Ltd. Nov. 8, 2002.

[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 # 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 # 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: 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.

Lady Kee Van Luncheon - Whaling Station at Coal Harbour - River Inlet - Knight Inlet - Jervis Inlet

Item is a film showing the boat (“Lady Keevan”) loaded from a dry dock at Main and Union Streets to a truck to be transported to the water. Film also shows a whale being pulled from the water onto a dock and is cut apart, dock at Telegraph Cove, scenes on the water at River, Knight and Jervis Inlets, and the exterior of the Malibu Club House at Egmont, B.C.

Vancouver airport opening

Item consists of a motion picture film containing Fox Movietone Newsreel footage of the opening of the Sea Island airport in Vancouver. The footage begins with a man prop-starting a small plane. Some shots of a group of men standing next to the plane are followed by the plane taxiing on the runway (VH-UPS on the side). Another shot of the same group of men [possibly including Mayor L.D. Taylor?] is followed by a cockpit shot of the pilot in the plane. Shots of the hanger and terminal building are followed by an unidentified speaker addressing the audience with a microphone and a brass band behind him.

Fox Movietone News

Baseball '64

Item is a film showing various home movie scenes with the McCuaig family members and dog (Jocko) at home and at the cabin with friends, new Valiant convertible, Vincent Kendan McCuaig flying a plane, over the cabin and later over Seattle, Ucluelet and Tofino, moving to new home at 5078 Marguerite Street, Patricia McCuaig's debut at the Military Ball in 1966, water skiing and fishing.

[Corporate demo tape] Demo "A" ; 10 minutes

Item is a Yaletown Productions demo tapes with segments from programs produced. Includes clips of previous productions including "A sense of wonder: Teaching elementary science," "Land above the trees," advertisements created for Vancouver Helicopters, [Alcan Aluminium Limited] or Trade: Securing Canada's Future, B.C. Hydro, SFU, Petro-Canada, and Expo 86. With the Yaletown Productions Inc. logo at the end of the tape.

Everest - CR 41-45

Film is raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Scenes of playing with a metal detector, interviews with four men, and scenes of Kathmandu; buildings and people. Camera: Gibson/Collier Sound: Noble/Morrow.

Out of Bounds : A Race to the End of the Earth] [with breaks, master]

Item is a one hour television documentary, narrated by Leslie Nielsen, featuring two Canadian grandmothers in an air race from New Jersey, USA, to the southern tip of South America and back. The story follows the pilots through the trials, dangers, and joys of the race over the course of almost three weeks. Of the nine planes that started, only six complete the race. Written by Barry Gray and Moyra Rodger, director of photograph, Gary Elmer, editors, Tim Reed and Paul Wong, on-line editor, Bruce Smith, music by Hal Beckett, production coordinator Lupe Korbut, unit manager, Sarah MacDonald, graphic designer Erwin Chiong, sound editor, Gary Morgan, Chyron, Liz Horner, produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. in association with CBC British Columbia, with the participation of British Columbia Film and the Cable Production Fund.

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.

Baden Baden, Germany - Base closure

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. Includes shots of the base and airplane hangars.

Vancouver - Spectacular by Nature - Japanese version CH 1/2 - English version CH 3/4 [Japanese version CH 1/2]

Item is "Vancouver - Spectacular By Nature;" the last in the series of video post cards; released in 1994. The film features footage of Vancouver and the surrounding area highlighting the activities and attractions available to visitors. The final five minutes of the film features a couple of minutes of archival footage of Vancouver as a way to celebrate and acknowledge its 100 year history. Directed and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Bob Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. b&w from 00:21:43-00:22:40.

Vancouver roll 7

Film consists of raw footage used used in the video post card "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage includes scenes of the Expo Centre with an inukshuk in the foreground, B.C. Place Stadium, the Plaza of Nations, an outdoor swimming pool, an airplane landing, and views of the future grounds of Expo 86. Silent film.

Vancouver Stanley Park 1970

Item is a home movie. Footage includes a sailboat filmed from the shore, a polar bear in Stanley Park, a monkey in a cage, Queen Elizabeth Park, ocean waves, a float plane, a winter scene, and scenes of downtown shot from a moving vehicle.

America by rail - Alaska

Item is a tourist promotional video for travelling in Alaska. Features shots showing off the Alaskan landscape, following a train of tourists on their route to Northern Alaska. Includes footage of dogsledding and snowmobiling. Video has a predominantly country music soundtrack. Dubbed in Japanese with Japanese title screens and Japanese credits.

NHK [Nippon Hoso Kyokai; official English name: Japan Broadcasting Corporation]

[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.

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.

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