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"Everest" - tape #14 - film transfer

Item is "Everest - Climb for Hope" footage transferred from original 16mm camera film footage. Includes footage of yaks carrying packs and supplies for the "Everest Climb for Hope" team. Team members hike beside the yaks. Scenes of base camp, sherpas, a satellite dish, laundry hanging to dry, tents and tents covered in snow. Includes a scene of Peter cooking and enjoying smoking a pipe, prayer flags, men relaxing and doing thing around the camp including looking through a telescope, sorting equipment, packing, bread being prepared in the communal tent at base camp, snow being melted using a small stove hanging in someone's tent, a man attaching crampons to his boots, men hiking out of base camp through the snow with packs, anchoring spikes into the ice and snow and attaching ropes and carabiners, performing a rescue, or perhaps practicing a rescue [?], early morning hiking, mountain views, snow blowing off the mountain, interviews with Everest - Climb for Hope team members (silent), and a truck of supplies driving and getting unstuck on a very rough road near a river.

1948-1952 - Patsy 1 year old to 4 years old

Item is a film showing Patricia McCuaig from ages one to four years old, skating, the McCuaig family attending christenings, children's birthday parties, the family at Boundary Bay Beach and Wayne McCuaig as a baby. Other individuals identified in the film include Jean McCuaig, Kenny McCuaig, David Goodman, Marg Clarence, Dot Toombs, Lynn Drinnan, Wil McCuaig, Do McCuaig and Anna Lena McCuaig.

1965 - Demolition of House 3738 Pine Cresc.

Item is a family film from between 1965 and 1966. Film includes footage showing the demolition of a house at 3738 Pine Crescent, Cherniavsky family trips to Bowen Island, Whistler, Brentwood Bay, Butchart Gardens and Grattan's Ranch in Lone Butte B.C.

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.

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]

City Lights Etc.

Item is an amateur film documenting Vancouver city lights at night in 1964, including several neon signs and Theatre Row on Granville Street. The film also contains snow scenes and footage of the William Gardner family at Capilano Road in North Vancouver in December 1964 and January 1965, and footage of the family at their West Vancouver home between May and July 1965.

Gardner, William

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.

Everest - CR [camera roll] 27-29

Film is original raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Camera: Collier/Gibson Sound: Noble/Morrow. Includes scenes of breaking camp and packing up, pack animals, and drinking tea with monks.

Everest - CR [camera roll] 31-36

Film is original raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Camera: Collier/Gibson Sound: Noble/Morrow. Scenes of mountain views and glaciers, ice formations, camping scenes with pack animals [yaks] near the tents in the snow, and the yaks being fed hay, 'The Habitat: design shelter systems' being set up, a dog, one man bathing at the campsite, ice formations, lounging at the campsite, skiing, loaded pack animals, people unloading the burdens from the pack animals, an antenna being assembled and erected, people hiking in 'Climb for hope' t-shirts, prayer flags, people playing cards, shovelling snow, and an avalanche.

Everest - CR [camera roll] 38-40

Film is original raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope" on location en route to Everest. Camera: Collier/Gibson Sound: Noble/Morrow. Scenes of hiking on a glacier, mountain views, men in a tent talking on a radio, men having medical check-ups, the full moon rising, the campsite, a stone [monastery] complex, a rescue operation, and clouds blowing in the wind.

Everest - Climb For Hope

Item is the master version of the film "Everest - Climb For Hope;" a documentary following a Canadian team of climbers raising money for research and awareness about Rett Syndrome by climbing Mount Everest. Ernie Sneidzins is the father of a young teenager suffering from Rett Syndrome, it was his determination to do something that set this expedition in motion. Narrated by Leslie Nielson; Produced and directed by Michael Collier; Written by Richard Tomkies; Director of photography Robert C. Gibson; Executive producers Michael Collier and Ken Jubenvill; Technical producer Bob Gibson; Climbing cameramen Pat Morrow and Bill Noble; Editors Michael Collier and Bill Campbell; Music Hal Beckett; Production coordinator Lupe Korbut.

Collier, Michael J.

Everest - Yaletown - tape 10

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Raw video footage includes scenes of three team members climbing a serac (ice cliff), team members hiking, and views, Sherpas on the North Col. serac, a description of the path taken when traversing the North Col, and Bill hiking with the camera and then waiting as various team members descend 'the ramp' on their way back to camp. At [advanced base camp] the team reunites and chats. The team then discusses the success and failures of the attempt and the team organization. This footage includes ambient noise (mostly wind) and some commentary from the man operating the camera, Bill, (including coughing and swearing).

Everest - master 4

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Includes interviews with Everest - Climb for Hope team members including Doctor Peter Austen who discusses high altitude medical practice, and the symptoms that team members were experiencing, interviews with other team members including Tim, an avalanche expert, Clint, [?] the team manager in charge of the logistics of getting everyone and all the supplies to the mountain, who is a bicycle racer, James the business manager and base camp manager who is suffering from altitude sickness and retinal hemorrhaging, Jim who was heavily involved in fundraising for the Everest - Climb for Hope expedition and others.

Everest - master 5

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Includes advanced base camp footage of a cake created to resemble the North Col. and Everest - Climb for Hope team members gathered in the communal tent eating, interacting, and relaxing, Hilda serving the cake, everyone enjoying eating it, team members up before dawn (very dark, mostly flashlights moving and the audio) messing around in the communal tent [packing?], Pat Morrow heading out, Alan and Ross at advanced base camp talking to Tim on the radio about the progress they have been making toward setting up camp five from camp four, and Alan at advanced base camp talking to base camp, Ross, Peter and others looking through binoculars at camp five, keeping in radio contact and estimating the progress of team members who are attempting to bring further supplies to camp five, various camp scenes including prayer flags, Hilda drinking tea in the sun, some Sherpas relaxing, Sherpa tea, a short interview with Tiemo, a Canadian of Finish descent, team members walking through the snow carrying heavy packs (much of this section of footage is quiet poor), Dennis [or Peter?] stopping from exhaustion and illness, and Dennis and Peter talking to Tim and the team members who were with Tim after his knee injury higher up the mountain, team members talking to climbers from another expedition as they move through the Everest - Climb for Hope advanced base camp, and footage of the team making plans and a make-shift sled for rescuing Tim.

Everest - master 6

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Includes footage of team members building a sled for use in the rescue of Tim (because Tim has an injured knee), men around the camp working and interacting, Ross on the radio discussing the details of the rescue of Tim with John, Mario, and the rest of the team up on the North Col., views from camp and of the North Col., team members in the communal tent making plans, night scenes of tents, supplies, and men with flashlights and packs heading out, preparing for the rescue of Tim, some footage of some of the rescue efforts, the successful arrival back at advanced base camp, the medical examination of Tim's knee at the advanced base camp, Tim talks a little to the camera after the examination and worries about not being able to ski again or take on his new job, the doctor reassures him that is is likely he will heal. Alan and Peter making a crutch for Tim out of tent pegs, foam, duct tape, wire, and a ski pole; Tim tries out the crutches and the team members goof around.

Everest - master 7

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Includes a dawn view of the mountains, a panning daytime view of the same peak, a view of climbers heading up to the North Col. from advanced base camp, Everest - Climb for Hope team members interacting with people from other expedition teams, camp scenes, a shot of a label on a storage bucket of another Canadian expedition: "1991 Canadian Changtse Expedition - Everest North Peak," radioing from the communal advanced base camp tent to other team members, interacting with Sherpas, Dennis (at camp four) and Ross (at advanced base camp) making plans over the radio to set up camp five, Dennis talks over the satellite radio to school students in Canada from his position in camp four - Alan reacting to the conversation, camp scenes, Tim sitting around with his bandaged knee, a close-up of the Everest - Climb for Hope logo on a jacket, shots of a solar panel and other equipment, a brief conversation with Tim about his trip out of camp on a yak after six years of planning for the Everest expedition, shots of Hilda returning solo over the snow to advanced base camp from the North Col. (and camp four), a short chat with Hilda once she reaches advanced base camp, and interviews with members of the Everest - Climb for Hope team including one of the expedition physicians, Tim on a yak leaving advanced base camp, Ross and Peter [Dennis?] discussing the option of a small team with Dennis, Mick, and Mario making a push for the summit or at least establishing a camp six, shots of a camera, rope, and other equipment, Hilda baking bread and other advanced base camp scenes.

Everest - master 8

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Includes shots (hand-held, no tripod) taken at advanced base camp of Dennis returning from the North Col., some discussion of a cracked rib [Hilda's?], Dennis packing a pack and leaving advanced base camp with Hilda for base camp, a shot of climbing ropes and supplies, the communal tent with team members and Sherpas, Jamie unpacking and starting up the generator, Jamie repairing and trying to fix the generator, Alan interviews Mario, who is from Quebec, about how it was that he joined the team and about the expedition specifically and in general, there is also an interview with a Sherpa about his career, this expedition, and previous expeditions, there is also a second interview with a Sherpa who talks about the wind and previous expeditions he has been on.

Everest - master 9

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Includes separate interviews with two of the expedition Sherpas, one Sherpa tells of an experience where three Sherpas are blown off a mountain, shots taken from inside a tent showing the force of the wind, some scenes at a campsite above advanced base camp [probably camp four on the North Col.], Everest - Climb for Hope team members goofing around, chatting, and relaxing, Ross and Dennis at camp four talk over the radio to Peter and Alan at advanced base camp, Dennis suited up with oxygen at camp four getting ready to head further up the mountain, snow blowing off the mountain, a panning view of the summit ridge, Dennis arriving in camp four, Mario pointing at the summit, various scenes at camp four, team members planning out a route to the summit, and some wild sound of a night time wind storm at camp four, and a small meeting in a tent about a last ditch summit attempt.

Everest - tape #15

Item is "Everest - Climb for Hope" footage transferred from original 16mm camera film footage. Includes footage of Tibetan farmers agitating hay, someone using a satellite phone, trucks driving with supplies and men, a truck stuck beside a river, people digging it out, men hiking, yaks near base camp, sherpas having their blood pressure checked, yaks being loaded with packs, prayer flags, a full moon rising, goodbyes being exchanged at base camp, two vehicles driving away, hikers fording a river, a group of sherpas around a cooking fire under a tarp, people dismantling base camp, packing the communal tent, and then more shots of sherpas.

Everest - tape #16

Item is "Everest - Climb for Hope" footage transferred from original 16mm camera film footage. Sherpas discussing and organizing the yaks, a camp site, yaks with packs, close-up shots of Everest - Climb for Hope team members with monks, drinking tea, scenic shots, and yaks with packs being driven to forge a river. Convex lense used starting at 21:37-22:55 scenes of a man walking past huge chunks of ice and snow. Shots of people and yaks in a snow-bound camp-site, sherps feeding hay to the yaks, assembling the communal tent, a man bathing, Everest - Climb for Hope team members skiing while tied together in a long line, taking loads off of the yaks, taking blood pressure readings of sherpas, prayer flags, an avalanch, various activities going on around the campsite: men playing cards, shovelling snow, laundry drying, and men repairing a tent.

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.

Everest - tape 3

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Includes footage of Everest - Climb for Hope team members talking to other [French-speaking] climbing teams about Everest and the route up to further camps, a night scene of team members dancing to "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics, hiking and crossing a river, hiking beside yaks carrying packs, team members interacting with Sherpas, mountain views, team members relaxing and listening to music, other scenes at base camp, Sherpas playing a game with dice, rocks, and sticks, team members sharing a meal in the communal tent, a group planning and informational meeting, and an interview with Peter about climbing and the expedition itself, and an interview with the camp cook Hilda [?] about the trip, climbing, cooking at 21,000 ft, and the expedition itself.

Everest - transferred from Hi-8

Item contains raw footage shot for the documentary, "Everest - Climb for Hope." Video includes shots of traveling with pack animals, Sherpas playing a dice game, the Everest - Climb for Hope team at a planning meeting, some individual team member interviews, Tim's injured knee, Yaks carrying Tim and supplies out of the camp, the team at camp four, planning the moving of oxygen to the next camp, Everest views, the debris of an avalanche, shots of exhausted team members climbing down, and a farm village and villagers on the way down the mountain.

Family winter at Aberthau

Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family riding in a rowboat and the family playing in the snow and sledding near the family home at 1750 Trimble Street. The film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and their children Isabell Louise, Barbara, Diana, Victor Vance, and John Fife. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Family winter at Aberthau- John-Baby".

Farm winter

Item is an amateur film documenting Diana and Barbara Spencer pulling their brother John Fife on a sled in the snow at the Earlscourt ranch in Lytton, B.C. Film also shows children ice skating.

Flight of the sky hawks [broadcast version]

Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky Hawks, "Flight of the sky hawks: 20th anniversary celebration.;" produced in cooperation with the Department of National Defence 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. Includes blackouts for commercials.

Keith Chan House Party - Poon Leong Family - Bob Lee and Mrs. Chan - Henry Young - Fraser Bridge Exhibit Park - Chin Nin Farm Winter Scene

Item is a film containing footage of a Christmas party at Keith Chan's house, Vancouver City Hall festive lights at night, a party with people gathering in a living room and kitchen, snowy scene at Vancouver's Exhibition Park on Renfrew street, a frozen river and bridge, a farm setting, people skating and playing ice hockey on a frozen pond.

Lady Lynn Fishing Trips - Tom Fowlers - Keith Fishing - Mt. Seymour - Joe Poon - Deep Cove - Galiano Island - Lady Lynn - Charlie Woods - Wellington Lee Fishing

Item is a film showing the inaugural journey of Lady Lynn, a small fishing boat. The boat is driven through Vancouver to the docks, where it is placed into the water. The film shows multiple fishing trips with friends and family to Deep Cove, Galiano Island, and other places likely in and around the Burrard Inlet. There is footage of travelling along the water north of Stanley Park, under the Lions Gate Bridge, passing by the light house at Brockton Point, and around the marine gas stations in Coal Harbour. There is also footage of the Mount Seymour Coffee Bar and the Galiano Lodge.

Land Above the Trees

  • Item is a film about Canada's alpine country and the functioning of its unique ecosystem through the seasons. "Land above the trees" won the Golden Decade Award ? one of the 10 Best Productions of the Decade, the Golden Camera Award for Best Nature and Wildlife Film, it was nominated for Best of the Festival at the US Industrial Film Festival, it won the Polaris Award - Best of the Festival at the (USA) National Council for Geographic Education Film Festival, it won a Silver Medal at the 32nd International Film and Television Festival of New York, it was a finalist at the American Film and Video Festival, and it won a Certificate of Merit - Environment and Ecology at Intercom '89 Industrial Film/Video Festival.
  • The film was presented by the National Film Board of Canada. Writer and director Michael Collier. Cinematographer Bill Schmalz. Editor Doris Dyck. Music by John Forrest. Narration script Ron Payne. Narrator Jim Hault. Additional cinematography Michael Collier and Bob Asgeirsson. Production assistants Dick Hamilton, Dave Ponsart, and Peter McIlvaney. Re-recording Barry P. Jones. Music recording Mushroom Studios. Production coordinator Katheryn Lynch. Unit Administrator Bruce Hagerman. Producer Geogre Johnson. Executive producer Barbara Janes.
  • This version is not as scratched and dirty from use as MI-284.

Land above the trees

Film is about Canada's alpine country and the functioning of its unique ecosystem through the seasons. "Land above the trees" won the Golden Decade Award one of the 10 Best Productions of the Decade, the Golden Camera Award for Best Nature and Wildlife Film, it was nominated for Best of the Festival at the US Industrial Film Festival, it won the Polaris Award - Best of the Festival at the (USA) National Council for Geographic Education Film Festival, it won a Silver Medal at the 32nd International Film and Television Festival of New York, it was a finalist at the American Film and Video Festival, and it won a Certificate of Merit - Environment and Ecology at Intercom '89 Industrial Film/Video Festival.
The film was presented by the National Film Board of Canada. Writer and director Michael Collier. Cinematographer Bill Schmalz. Editor Doris Dyck. Music by John Forrest. Narration script Ron Payne. Narrator Jim Hault. Additional cinematography Michael Collier and Bob Asgeirsson. Production assistants Dick Hamilton, Dave Ponsart, and Peter McIlvaney. Re-recording Barry P. Jones. Music recording Mushroom Studios. Production coordinator Katheryn Lynch. Unit Administrator Bruce Hagerman. Producer Geogre Johnson. Executive producer Barbara Janes.

McCuaig home movie

Item is a film showing aviation scenes from with an airplane cockpit and aerial views of warships, snow scenes, on duty and candid street shots in Europe, the excavation of lot at 2316 W. 22nd Avenue, and the 1946 PNE Parade. People identified are Jean and Kenny McCuaig, their dog Perky, and Owen Wheatcroft.

N.E. Coal "Take A Giant Step"

Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions Inc for the B.C. government. "Take a Giant Step" is a 28 minute promotional documentary presented by the Government of British Colubmia on the North East Coal and Transportation Development project. Features construction and mining montauges and information about the project and the partnerships with Japan, the Federal Government of Canada and two mining companies. Produced and directed by Ken Jubenvill; executive producer Davd Brown; written by Richard Tomkies; assistant director Mike [Michael] Collier; photograph Bab Asgeirrson; edited by Mike [Michael] Collier; music composed by Bruce Ruddell; narrator Jim Hault; sound recording Ralph Parker, Rob Young, and Peter Bentley; additional photography Dave Geddes and Ron Orieux; sound re-recording Paul Sharpe; titles and animation International Rocketship. 1984.

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