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Can you be a leader?

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

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.

Snowbirds - Venez Voler Avec Nous [come fly with us], English with French subtitles

Film is a theatrical short produced for the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron, "The Snowbirds." This version has french narration, french credits, and french subtitles.
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. Music by Steven Vitali.

Rescue at Sea [English version]

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

Sauvetage en Mer [Rescue at Sea, French version]

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

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.

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.

L'envol de Sky hawks [French version]

Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky Hawks. produced in cooperation with the Department of National Defense Canada. 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. This is the cassette version, 47 minutes. Nov. 1992.
From original camera source tapes.

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.

Flight of the Sky hawks [English version]

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

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.

Sky hawks [tape # 2]

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 2. Video includes shots of men in an air hangar wearing camouflage and carrying equipment, checking parachutes and receiving instructions. Also shows men on an airplane ready and waiting to jump out. Ambient noise recorded.

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.

Sky hawks [tape # 5]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Video includes footage of the Sky hawks training, practicing formations on the ground, and folding their parachutes. Original camera source tape 5.

Sky hawks [tape # 6]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Video includes footage of the preperation of the drop zone (with yellow marker and red smoke bomb), the Sky hawks practicing on the ground, entering an airplane, aerial acrobatics, sky diving, parachuting, and landing in the drop zone. Original camera source tape 6.

Sky hawks [tape # 7]

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 in an airplane getting ready to jump an then jumping out of the airplane as well as shots of airplanes taking off and the Sky hawks landing in the drop zone, folding their parachutes, completing paper work and exercising. Original camera source tape 7.

Sky hawks [tape # 8]

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

Sky hawks [tape # 9]

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 9. Includes classroom planning footage, team members getting their skydiving costumes on, checking each others parachute equipment, an interview with Peirre regarding the Sky hawks six week training camp in Paris CA each year, the Sky hawks getting on an airplane, preparing the landing site, footage from the ground of the Sky hawks performing and landing.

Sky hawks [tape # 22]

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

Sky hawks [tape # 24]

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

Sky hawks [tape # 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.

Those magnificent snowbirds - The first 20 years

Item is a copy of "Canada's magnificent snowbirds - 20th Anniversary" one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. The documentary begins with an overall set up of a child wanting to grow up to be a Snowbird pilot. The story of the Snowbirds begins with try outs for four new Snowbirds pilots and moves on to the history of aerobatic flight teams in Canada. Using a mix of narration, interviews and historical footage the history of the Snowbirds is laid out and then the narration moves into practice, training and the designing of the new airshow routine for the 1991, 20th Anniversary, season. Leaving the training base in Moose Jaw, S.K. the Snowbirds team travels to Comox, B.C. for an airshow. The documentary continues with an overview of the role of the Snowbirds and their goals on their public relations and air show role. Themes touch on why the Snowbirds have lasted as long as they have and why they will continue on into the future. In addition to shots of crowds and performances two airshow promoters from the USA are interviewed. Back in Moose Jaw at the end of the 1991 season there is a reunion of alumni pilots. The documentary ends with a final performance of the 20th season and a child on a beach inspired to someday be a Snowbird pilot. Narrated by Leslie Neilsen. Cassette version edited from D-2. This is the superless cassette version - no blacks or bumpers.