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Our Vacation in Vancouver

Item is a film showing a family vacation in Vancouver. The film contains title cards. People in the film include: Joe Sellers, Helen Sellers, Brenda Sellers and Wayne Sellers. Film contains scenes showing downtown Vancouver, Canadian Pacific passenger trains, Stanley Park, children swimming in outdoor pool, Mount Seymour Park, gondolas [at Mount Seymour], Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, and a picnic with men playing ukulele.

Stanley Park and [North] Shore - Horseshoe Bay and Malahat Hwy. - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fowlers to Victoria - returned to Vancouver

Item is a film showing the view from inside an automobile travelling the road along the Stanley Park causeway and going across the Lions Gate Bridge towards the North Shore. Film contains scenes from within the car, the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, aboard the ferry, scenes along the Malahat highway, Duncan, Ladysmith, Malahat Lookout, Victoria Auto Court Motel. The film concludes with a return trip to Vancouver, driving across the Granville Street Bridge, through downtown and across a viaduct.

Immigration Building - flower display - Harbour Tower scenery - night view of Vancouver

Item is a film narrated by Harry Lin Chin in both Chinese and English. Film contains footage showing the demolition of the Immigration Building, magnolia trees, Vancouver Museum and parking lot, Vanier Park, Burrard Street Bridge, views of North Shore and West End from Vanier Park, views of North Shore, Burrard Inlet, Chinatown, and downtown Vancouver from the revolving Harbour Tower restaurant, and scenes aboard the sea bus.

Opening of Bloedel Conservatory

Item is a documentary film documenting the opening of the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park on December 6th, 1969. Film contains bird?s eye view footage of the Bloedel Conservatory, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver as seen from an airplane. The film also documents the external building structure of the Bloedel Conservatory and people entering it for the opening ceremony. Notable people filmed at the opening ceremony include Mayor Tom Campbell and his wife (who is holding a programme leaflet for the opening), Prentice Bloedel and his wife (who are in front of the sculpture), Deputy Park Superintendent Bill Livingstone (man talking at the microphone and who designed the park), Park Board Chair Andy Livingstone, Vice-Chair Sandy Robertson, Ex-Park Commissioner Grace McCarthy, Park Commissioner George Puil, Park Commissioner George Wainborn, Park Superintendent Stuart Lefeaux and his wife Louise and H.R. MacMillan and his daughter Jean Southam..

Minnekhada Ranch

Item is an amateur film documenting Mrs. E. W. Hamber and an unidentified male companion rowing a boat in wetland and Mr. E. W. with several unidentified female companions riding horses and clearing hurdles at the Hamber Minnekhada ranch in Coquitlam. The film also shows footage of a dog catching a game bird, of cattle grazing, as well as images of flocks of wild geese, and chicken and ducks at the farm.

World In The City - roll [II]

Film features the raw footage shot at Expo 86 showing the monorail, the gondolas, ships in harbour, the Expo 86 grounds and pavilions, First nations dancers, aerial views, girl with red spherical travel machine, the USA pavilion with NASA footage, the China pavilion, animals in Canada's North: walruses, polar bears, the arctic fox, a model of a city with moving traffic and working traffic lights. Silent film.

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.

Everest - CR 23-26 (15B)

Film shows raw footage of Canadians measuring the pulses of some local people. Pack animals being loaded, a communal meal being eaten, and scenes of farewell. Camera: Gibson/Collier Sound: Noble/Morrow.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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 2

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Contains footage of Everest - Climb for Hope team members riding in a vehicle enjoying the views, playing hacky-sack in a lobby, a meeting about the plan to get the Everest - Climb for Hope team members and their supplies to base camp, a lightning storm, team members enjoying some snacks in a dining area, Dennis toasts the chefs, everyone enjoys a meal together, scenic view of mountains, a moonrise, a friendly dog, team members riding in the back of a truck up to base camp, shots of an monastery located on the way to base camp, arrival at base camp, scenes of setting up, a group photograph, Ernie [Erwin Sniedzins] gives his farewell to the team and drives away. Yaks move into camp area.

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 - 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 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 - 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).

The curse of the lost [gold] mine - tape #206

Item is a copy of original film shot for the docudrama "Curse of the lost gold mine." Includes nature and wildlife scenes with no people in them as well as shots of people hiking with packs and a log cabin. Includes some mountain scenes shot from a helicopter [or airplane].

The curse of the lost [gold] mine - tape 315

Item is a copy of original film shot for the docudrama "Curse of the lost gold mine." Includes scenes of men with packs being taken by helicopter to a mountain area and left there. Scenes of three people [including Dick Hamilton who is involved in both the 1970s and 1990s efforts to make this film] hiking through beautiful nature areas and setting up camp. The men look at a map together, cook food, explore a cave, and spend some time hiking on a glacier and exploring formations and cracks.

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.

2 - Mike Collier - San Francisco trip - 1971 - original ECO [Eastman Colour Original]

Item is a home movie of a holiday to San Francisco. Includes scenes of the ocean, flowers, scenic views, a woman on some outdoor stairs, beach scenes, highway footage taken from a moving vehicle, also some footage of a small settlement with buildings, children playing in the river and some cows [in Mexico?], the film ends with a beach sunset.