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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 conclusion for O.B. Philp's [affectionately known as Obie] speech at the 20th anniversary Snowbirds reunion banquet in Moose Jaw, S.K. in 1990, some shots of the audience listening and reacting to the speech. O.B. Philp then presents a poem about the Snowbirds, which is read by Major Dan Dempsey. Bill Johnson joins O.B. Philp at the podium and they present a copy of their book about the Snowbirds to Major Dan Dempsey, then Dempsey presents O.B. Philps with a stained glass piece. Footage continues with an interview with outgoing Snowbirds Team Lead Major Dan Dempsey.

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 Snowbirds pilots and mechanics congratulating each other after a performance, spectators, a military band and a ceremony to welcome new Snowbirds team members and bid farewell to departing ones, tape ends with mingling after the ceremony between families, Snowbirds alumni, Snowbirds team members and military personnel.

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 the continuation of the interview with former Snowbird pilot and team lead Yogi Kuyghebaert [?] (1975?), interview with George Miller Snowbirds Team Leader (1973?), who also talks about his experience as a pilot with the former aerobatic flying team the Golden Hawks (to 1964) and about the Golden Hawks in general, the final interview is with Colonel O.B. Philp, affectionately known as 'Obie', who was responsible for starting the Snowbirds demonstration team, He talks about traveling with the [Golden] Centennaires in 1967 and how the Snowbirds got started.

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 an interview with Snowbirds Team Lead Stephan, an interview Dennis [?] and another Snowbirds team member in 1981-1982 and Team Lead from 1987-1988, an interview with a pilot [Bill] who is a fan of the Snowbirds but not a member of the Snowbirds, he talks about the skill of the Snowbirds pilots and comments on how other pilots view the skill displayed in the Snowbirds' show, ends with banquet scenes from the 20th anniversary celebration of the Snowbirds in Moose Jaw, S.K., including speeches, presentations and the audience clapping and listening.

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 Snowbirds alumni reunion which took place in October of 1990 in Moose Jaw, S.K. People checking in to the event and signing the guest book. Ambient noise. Interviews with [Al?] an American air show organizer, a former Snowbird pilot (1983-1984), and Yogi Kuyghebaert [?] a former Snowbirds pilot (interview continues on MI-431).

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.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 311

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Some footage is shot from another airplane of the airplane and the Sky hawks jumping out of it and some is shot in the airplane with the Sky Hawks before they jump and as they jump. Some is shot from the ground of airplanes. Transfer of the original camera source tape. Silent.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 310

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Primarily the aerial footage (shot by a fellow sky-diver) captures the sky diving and parachuting performances of the Sky hawks. Some of the aerial footage was shot at Royal Rhodes Military College. Other locations have not been identifed. Additional footage is included that was shot on the ground of a Sky hawks team breifing with Pierre (shot from several angles), and the men getting dressed for a show and checking each others' parachutes and equipment, airplanes taxing, the Sky hawks team practicing thier show on the ground 'dirt dive,' the men chatting near the airplane, and the Sky hawks team entering the airplane. Original camera source tape. Silent.

Sky hawks [tape # 27]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of military men running at dawn, an airplane taking off, men with parachutes and helmets getting on an airplane, men and supplies parachuting to the ground in military green, and the Sky hawks performing sky diving feats with smoke, and parachuting to the ground, some formation parachuting, a wind sock, a man on a horse followed by a bus, the cockpit of an airplane filmed as the airplane takes off and once it is in the air, cockpit controls and pilots. Original camera source tape 27.

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 # 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.

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.

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.

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.