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Yaletown Productions Inc. fonds Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.) Video With digital objects
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Wire and Nail

Film contains two student films shot and produced by Michael Collier.
The short film Wire (~00:00 - 08:57) stars Dennis MacDonald, Gary Killeen and Dave Ponsart. Film depicts three men who find some insulated wire in the ocean, drag it into a pile, hitchhike to downtown Vancouver, and then travel around downtown dragging the wire on the sidewalk behind them. Eventually the wire is left to one man who drags it on his own for a while until he leaves it in the car of a man from whom he hitched a ride. Popular music soundtrack.
The short film Nail (~09:00 - 15:29) Written and directed by Mike Collier. Photography by Mike Collier and Vic Thomas. Assistance in the making of the film provided by Alpha Cine, Intermedia, and Telesound. Film shows a man sleeping and dreaming of driving nails into various objects or simply smashing them with a hammer. When he wakes up he leaves home with his lunch bucket and then quickly returns for his hammer. Music soundtrack.

Provincial Reports - "That's The BC Spirit"

Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. Item consists of ten, two minute, "Province Reports," with Fred Latrimouille, produced by Yaletown Productions for the government of British Columbia's "B.C. Enterprise" program. In the order that they appear on the tape they are:
-Province Report 2 "People Place/Jobs" (Oct. 5, 1982)
-Province Report 7 "Burden /Restraint" (Oct. 5, 1982)
-Province Report 9 "Teamwork/Employment Initiatives" with Grace McCarthy, Minister of Human Resources (Oct. 5, 1982)
-Province Report 10 "Getting around/Transportation" (Oct. 5, 1982)
-Province Report 11 "Future jobs/Education" (Oct. 5, 1982)| Province Report 1 "Mega projects/Jobs" (Sept. 20, 1982)
-Province Report 3 "Coalscene/Resource Mgmnt [management]" (Sept. 20, 1982)
-Province Report 4 "Transportation/Ports" (Sept. 20, 1982)
-Province Report 6 "Work share/Jobs" (Sept. 20, 1982)
-Province Report 8 "Foundations/Economic strategy" (Sept. 20, 1982)

Recording includes interview clips with various provincial politicians including Stephen Rogers, William Vander Zalm, James Hewitt, Don Phillips, Grace McCarthy and others.

BC [British Columbia] postcard - The Rockies to the Pacific

Film is a promotional video for the province of British Columbia. Focusing on different sections of the province in turn the video highlights the features and tourist attractions of each. According to the donor this is most likely the original of the final production with sound and image. Director Mike [Michael] Collier; cinematography Norm Keziere, Dave Geddes, Bob Asgeirsson, Bill Rounds, Tommy Tompkins, and John Anderson; editor Rober Brandreth-Gibbs; research Sharon McGowan; narration script Don White and Sharon McGowan, narrator Art Hives; video services Post Haste Video; film lab Alpha Cine Services; sound mix Pinewood Studios; special thanks to Tourism British Columbia. Produced by Yaletown Productions. b&w 00:10:57-00:11:04 and 00:18:47-00:19:22.

Electric City / Neon Madman - Neon -7381 print from 7381 - L40 from L 0-50-50 B wind (pos)

Item is processed footage for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Film has been colour manipulated. Footage includes scenes of downtown Vancouver, neon signs, traffic, pedestrians, and store window displays. Some scenes of Granville Street looking South toward Eatons, footage also shows the 'Bowmac' neon sign and many others.

Electric City / Neon Madman - Neon

Item is raw camera footage shot for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Includes night street scenes featuring neon lights on Granville Street and Georgia Street, including: Movieland Arcade, Sam's, the Orpheum, Vogue Theatre, Bowmac and more. Also includes scenes of traffic, and shop windows.

Nail

Item is a short independent film written and directed by Mike Collier. Photography by Mike Collier and Vic Thomas. Assistance in the making of the film provided by Alpha Cine, Intermedia, and Telesound. Film shows a man sleeping and dreaming of driving nails into various objects or simply smashing them with a hammer. When he wakes up he leaves home with his lunch bucket and then quickly returns for his hammer. Music soundtrack.

Wire

Item is a short independent film filmed, directed and edited by Michael Collier. The three actors are: Dennis MacDonald, Gary Killeen and Dave Ponsart. Film depicts three men who find some insulated wire in the ocean [at wreck beach], drag it into a pile, hitchhike to downtown Vancouver, and then travel around downtown dragging the wire on the sidewalk behind them. Eventually the wire is left to one man who drags it on his own for a while until he leaves it in the car of a man from whom he hitched a ride. Popular music soundtrack.

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.

B.C. / Expo 86 - aerials #2

This item consists of raw footage featuring B.C./Expo 86 aerials; shot in 35mm and transferred to one inch tape. Original negative no longer exists and only video footage survives. Some of this material was used in Yaletown Production's video postcard series. There are several shots of the B.C. Pavillion, now the Telus World of Science; including nighttime shots of the B.C. Pavillion, the Expo grounds and the city. Some scenes have been sped up.

Expo '86' - press release footage

Item consists of raw footage featuring B.C./Expo 86 aerials; shot in 35mm and transferred to one inch tape. Original negative no longer exists and only video footage survives. Some of this material was used in Yaletown Production's video postcard series.

Focus on Expo - one inch master - Aug. '86

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.

Collier, Michael J.

BC [British Columbia] postcard - The Rockies to the Pacific [Japanese version]

Film is a promotional video for the province of British Columbia this version has Japanese narration. Focusing on different sections of the province in turn the video highlights the features and tourist attractions of each. According to the donor this is most likely the original of the final production with sound and image. Director Mike [Michael] Collier; cinematography Norm Keziere, Dave Geddes, Bob Asgeirsson, Bill Rounds, Tommy Tompkins, and John Anderson; editor Rober Brandreth-Gibbs; research Sharon McGowan; narration script Don White and Sharon McGowan, narrator Art Hives; video services Post Haste Video; film lab Alpha Cine Services; sound mix Pinewood Studios; special thanks to Tourism British Columbia. Produced by Yaletown Productions. Ends with an advertisement for 'Canada's Best Selling Video Postcard Series.' b&w 00:10:57-00:11:04 and 00:18:47-00:19:22.

Vancouver - The World in a City

Item is a promotional film for the city of Vancouver. It features several aerial views of the city and highlights the many activities available to enjoy in or near the city. Film also shows the Expo 86 site under construction. Directed and edited by Mike Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Tom Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau. Produced by Yaletown Productions.

Vancouver - Pacific Celebration [French narration]

Film is a promotional film for the city of Vancouver. The film won several awards at film festivals including: Chris Plaque - Best Travel Film, at Columbus International Film Festival; a Special Jury Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival; the Canuck Award - 2nd Place Best Canadian Travel Film, Canadian Travel Association; a Bronze Award at the Film and Television Festival of New York; and a Certificate of Merit - Recreation at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Producer and director of photography: Robert S. Rodvik; Director and supervising editor: Michael J. Collier; Original music composed and arranged by Ralph Dyck; Narrator: Art Hives; Narration script: Keith Cutler; Laboratory: Alpha Cine Service Ltd.; Electronic Instruments Courtesy of Roland Corp.; Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau; New Horizon Film Productions MCMLXXVI.
The English narration is on channel 1 and the French narration is on channel 2.

[Vancouver produced television commercials and public service announcements - Progressive Conservative Party of B.C. campaign promotions]

Large reel of commercials produced in Vancouver and collected by Collier. 00:00 - 00:20 rodeo footage. 00:22 - 01:23 Television commercial for Plimley Fourth Avenue, Vancouver, Chrysler Dodge dealership featuring Basil Plimley, a view of downtown Vancouver, and a sea monster. 01:04 - 02:25 Government of British Columbia Council on Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco television public service announcement warning people of the dangers of alcohol. 02:26 - 02:55 Cartoon Yellowpages television advertisement featuring a thief in need of a locksmith. 02:56 - 03:58 Television advertisement for Woodward's Food Floors. 'All kinds of people, all kinds of food.' 04:00 - 04:32 Television advertisement for Woodward's Food Floors. Commercial focuses on cheese. 04:33 - 06:33 A public service announcement produced for the Government of British Columbia Department of the Attorney-General, warning of the dangers and risks of drinking and driving. 06:34 - 07:06 Cartoon celebrating 100 years of British Columbia joining confederation (1871 - 1971). 07:07 - 08:09 Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia advertisement featuring Darryl Warren, nature views and folk music. 08:11 - 09:12 Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia advertisement featuring Darryl Warren, nature views and folk music. 09:13 - 10:10 Advertisement for the Mazda 1200 Sports Coop. Features night driving on Granville Street. 10:11 - 11:11 Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia advertisement featuring Darryl Warren, nature views and folk music. 11:12 - 12:14 Commercial for women's clothing at Eaton's department store. The theme is 'activists.' 12:15 - 13:15 Public service announcement from BC Hydro offering advice on heating your home especially when renovating basements. 13:16 - 14:16 Public service announcement asking people to write to President Nixon and ask him to not do nuclear testing near Amchitka, an island in southwestern Alaska. 14:17 - 15:18 A montage of still archival photographs created in celebration of British Columbia's 100 years of confederation (1871 - 1971). 15:20 - 16:21 An advertisement for the Workman's Compensation Board of British Columbia. Features an air rescue of an injured worker from the interior of BC. 16:22 - 16:52 An advertisement for the Pacific National Exhibiton in Vancouver featuring amusement rides, horse racing, and crowds. 16:53 - 17:56 K-tel television commercial for "Emotions: Today's love hits, all originals." [filmed in Vancouver]. 17:57 - 18:57 K-tel television advertisement for the "Complete Let's Disco System," includes a how-to book and a record. 18:58 - 20:01 K-tel animated cartoon advertisement for 'Dumb Ditties,' a collection of silly songs. 20:02 - 21:01 K-tel advertisement for "24 Great Tear Jerkers: Original Hits, Original Stars." 21:02 - 22:02 K-tel presents "Rick Nelson 20 Golden Greats." 22:03 - 23:04 K-tel advertisement for "Girls Girls Girls 20 Great Hits" all song titles in the collection feature the name of a woman. 23:05 - 23:18 Television advertisement for Frontier malt liquor, imported by Horlick's Brewing Co., Seattle, Washington. 23:19 - 24:14 - Mazda 1800 car commercial featuring horses and golfing. 24:15 - 25:16 Public service announcement presented by the Canada Safety Council about the dangers of tailgating, comparing dangerous driving to being shot and panning over bullets with numbers on them. 25:17 - 26:20 Television commercial for a Datsun 1600. 26:21 - 26:53 Television commercial for Pacific 66, an auto body shop and gas station. 26:54 - 27:24 Televisions advertisement for a snowmobile brand 'Arctic Cat' featuring Santa Claus riding a snowmobile. 27:25 - 28:27 Television commercial for a 'Cat' snowmobile. Features a classic gangster ambience with a twist to farmer's union community hall dance.

[Vancouver School of Art] reading - [Social Credit campaign advertisement] - Granville [Street] riot

Short films are spliced together on this reel. 00:00 - 02:54 a student production by Greg Bellerby with the Vancouver School of Art Film Workshop which consists of music and a slow panning shot of a typed story entitled "Nude world." From 02:55 to 03:52 is a Social Credit politcal advertisement featuring Karen Magnussen and Eric McCue. And 03:53 to 05:21 is raw footage, scenes of the Granville Street riot (silent).

Greg Bellerby

Vancouver - Pacific Celebration

Film is a promotional film for the city of Vancouver. The film won several awards at film festivals including: Chris Plaque - Best Travel Film, at Columbus International Film Festival; a Special Jury Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival; the Canuck Award - 2nd Place Best Canadian Travel Film, Canadian Travel Association; a Bronze Award at the Film and Television Festival of New York; and a Certificate of Merit - Recreation at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Producer and director of photography: Robert S. Rodvik; Director and supervising editor: Michael J. Collier; Original music composed and arranged by Ralph Dyck; Narrator: Art Hives; Narration script: Keith Cutler; Laboratory: Alpha Cine Service Ltd.; Electronic Instruments Courtesy of Roland Corp.; Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau; New Horizon Film Productions MCMLXXVI.
The16mm release print that the digital child was made from, was struck from the internegative/original negatives, and the optical sound track; it is closest thing to an original in the donation for this production. It is the only record of this movie on film with a soundtrack.

An exchange of value

This film, along with "The Vancouver Stock Exchange," was produced by Yaletown Productions for the Vancouver Stock Exchange. This film explains how the stock exchange works, gives an overview of the history of the Vancouver Stock Exchange, and follows the Very Hopeful Mining Company. The Very Hopeful Mining Company raises capitol through the Vancouver Stock Exchange and eventually becomes a successful company. Includes black and white archival footage of early Vancouver.

Allscreen - Vancouver - reel #4

Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Film features aerial views of: B.C. Place Stadium, the City of Vancouver from Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, the seawall, Stanley Park, the downtown area, the B.C. Ferries-run seabus, the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre still under construction, the Expo Centre (now the Telus World of Science) under construction, as well as views of the development of the Expo site, the Fraser river, log booms on the Fraser river, the Airport, the University of British Columbia campus, and the Lions Gate bridge. Silent film.

Allscreen - Vancouver - reel #2

Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features the City of Vancouver, and includes harbour views, the train in Stanley Park loading and unloading tourists as well as the train ride views; including some zoo animals, children at the petting zoo, Granville Island; especially the Public Market, False Creek Ferries, a view of the Granville Street bridge, the Burrard Street bridge and views from the Granville Street bridge looking downtown. Silent film.

Allscreen - Vancouver- reel #1

Film features raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features people outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, pedestrians on Robson St, Vancouver in the evening, a sunset over English Bay and sailboats on English Bay. Some looping of clips. Silent film.

Stadium

Film is the release print of "Stadium" featuring construction of BC Place Stadium with time lapse of inflating roof. Also contains a panning shot of the city of Vancouver, and shots of construction in progress before the roof was ready to go up, workers working, an aerial view of the building without a roof, the crowd and dignitaries inside awaiting and watching the inflation of the roof. Musical soundtrack.

Stadium time lapse [uncut]

Silent film featuring time lapse footage of the roof of B.C. Place Stadium being inflated; includes views from both inside and outside the building. As well as view shots of the Vancouver skyline with the addition of B.C. Place Stadium and its prominent roof.