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Bicycle ride

Item is an amateur film which captures images of Vancouver in 1974 as the creator, Hans Sipma, rode his bicycle about the city. The ride begins near Semlin Dr. and 1st Ave. and proceeds north to Kitchener St., then turns left onto Garden Drive and continues to East Hastings. Some storefronts on East Hastings are briefly visible before the ride continues northbound on Nanaimo, with Crown Mountain and Mt. Fromme visible on the horizon. The ride proceeds north to Wall St., and then along Wall St. eastbound to the Second Narrows Bridge (now the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing).

Crossing into North Vancouver, the bike is directed westbound along Main, Cotton Dr., and Low Level Rd., where the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool substation is visible. The bike detours over the train tracks and onto Pier 94, capturing images of ships, cranes, and lumber piles before continuing west via Esplanade Ave., Forbes Ave., and 3rd St. to Marine Drive. The ride then captures stills westbound along Marine Drive, passing Pemberton Ave. and Capilano Rd. before crossing Lions Gate Bridge back into Vancouver.

From the bridge, Mr. Sipma ventured up on a trail to Prospect Point before proceeding southbound on Stanley Park Dr., then catching another trail down to Third Beach. Along the seawall numerous people are seen walking, and the downtown skyline grows nearer. He proceeds past Second Beach Pool and captures several stills of Englesea Lodge. As he travels down the Seaside Bicycle Route, the Burrard Street Bridge can be seen in the background.

He makes his way up Beach Ave. before carrying his bicycle up a set of concrete stairs to the surface of Burrard Street Bridge, where he dodges those walking on the sidewalk as he rides southbound. He pauses briefly at the intersection of Burrard and Cornwall before riding southeast toward Granville Island. As he continues along the Seaside Bicycle Route, a great deal of construction can be seen along the south side waterfront of False Creek. There are glimpses of the north shore of False Creek. Mr. Sipma emerges from the trail and heads east, pausing briefly at Cambie and 2nd Ave. before heading along 1st Ave. He heads north up Quebec St. He then turns to head back home, heading down Main St., and then 1st Ave. via Terminal Ave until he hits Victoria Dr., from which he turns homebound into an alley just as the film runs out. During his ride, Mr. Sipma captures gas prices, buses, cars, stores, signs, city skylines and buildings, clothing, and much more in 1974 Vancouver.

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.

1) Howe Sound Cruise 2) [Grand Coulee Dam Construction] - SF/Golden Gate 3) Van Streets Pre-Royal Visit

Item is a film containing footage of the Howe Sound cruise ship leaving the Burrard Inlet harbour in downtown Vancouver, the Marine Building, Hotel Vancouver, a cruise ship passing by Lighthouse Park and docking in Howe Sound, Britannia Beach, the Britannia Mine, the Grand Coulee Dam construction and land excavation. Film also shows a sequence at a zoo with tigers and bears, a car driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, Vancouver street scenes with flags and banners in preparation for the royal visit, City Hall and views looking north from the Burrard Bridge at downtown Vancouver.

Capilano

Item is a promotional film for the British Properties Limited, Capilano Estates containing title cards. The film shows the properties including houses, the golf course, the tool house, the club house and surrounding landscape. The film also shows the clearing of land by British Properties.

Governor General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMG, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough visit Britannia Mines on Commodore E. W. Hamber's steam yacht "Vencedor" of the R. V. Y. C. Thursday Sept. 8th 1932

Item is a newsreel documenting the visit of Governor-General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMG, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough with Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber to the Britannia Mines. The film shows footage of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber arriving at Ballantyne Pier; meeting with the members of the Vancouver Harbour Commission (President S. McClay, Commissioner J. B. Thomas, and Commissioner R. D. Williams); greeting his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough; and boarding their yacht Vencedor; the Britannia Mines band and Mr. C. P. Browning, manager of the Britannia Mines, officially receiving the visiting party at the Britannia Mines piers; and the visiting party inspecting the concentration and machine shop at the Britannia Mines. The film also includes images of the Vancouver skyline and the BC coastline taken during the seavoyage to and from the Britannia Mines, an aerial views of Britannia Beach and Howe Sound, as well an official shot of the crew of the Vencedor yacht.

Alaskan Scenery and the Chinese Exhibit at Vancouver's Golden Jubilee

Item is a moving image/film documenting a Chinese performance at Vancouver's Golden Jubilee celebration that includes a theatrical stage show, a trapeze artist, and moving images of the Chinese Arch erected at Pender Street near Carrall Street. There are also images of an unknown beach. This section is preceded by the title frame: Chinese Exhibit Golden Jubilee at Vancouver, B.C.. Film also includes footage taken from a passanger ship moving up the Alaskan coast. The stops are separated by the title frames: Ketchikan, Alaska; Castle Rock; and Peril Straits.

Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting views and tourist attractions at Stanley Park (B.C). Film documents the Brockton Point Lighthouse, the south end of the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1932-) with heavy vehicle traffic, the exterior of the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, the seawall with cyclists, and the totem poles at Brockton Point. The film also contains footage of a float plane, cargo ship, squirrel, and several views of downtown Vancouver.

Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting sports, wildlife, and tourist attractions in Stanley Park (B.C.). Film documents people cycling on the seawall by Coal Harbour, playing golf at the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt Golf course, playing tennis at an outdoor tennis court, and jogging beside Lost Lagoon. The film also contains footage of different birds at Lost Lagoon and around Stanley Park, including swans, geese, ducks, and seagulls. It also includes footage of cars driving along a road through the park, as well as the totem poles at Brockton Point with the Vancouver skyline in the background.

Vancouver, BC

Item is a documentary film documenting bridges, Vancouver Harbour, the Stanley Park (B.C.) seawall, and maritime traffic around Vancouver. The film includes footage of False Creek, the Granville (Street) Bridge (3rd, 1954-), the Burrard Bridge (1932-), the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1938-), the Second Narrows Highway Bridge (1960-), the Stanley Park seawall and sculptures including Elek Imredy's sculpture Girl In A Wetsuit and the replica figurehead of the RMS Empress of Japan, the shipping facilities at Vancouver Harbour, and the seabus terminal. The film also includes footage of boats and ships including a sailboat, tugboat, cruise ship, seabus, ferry, and cargo ships.

Vancouver - The City

Item is a documentary film documenting prominent buildings in downtown Vancouver on and around Granville Street, Burrard Street, Georgia Street, and Robson Square. These buildings include the Marine Building, Provincial Court House, Hotel Vancouver, Scotiabank Tower, Vancouver Block, Dominion Building, Eatons Building, BC Electric/Hydro Building, TD Tower, Bayshore Inn, Westcoast Energy Building, and several other skyscrapers. Film also includes footage of Granville Street street scenes, a trolley bus, and Robson Square under construction.

Vancouver and Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting views of Vancouver and a number of tourist attractions. Film includes footage of the Vancouver skyline from the False Creek area looking north, the Vancouver Harbour Centre, the Vancouver Planetarium with crab sculpture and fountain in front, a sailboat passing by the Vancouver Rowing Club, a sign for Stanley Park (B.C.), boats at Coal Harbour Marina, and people walking among the totem poles in Stanley Park.

Vancouver and Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Planetarium, and Vanier Park. The film documents a number of attractions within Stanley Park including the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Stanley Park Junction, various sections of the seawall, the Brockton Point Lighthouse, Coal Harbour Marina, Elek Imredy's sculpture Girl in a Wetsuit, the replica figurehead of the RMS Empress of Japan, tennis courts, Prospect Point lookout, Lost Lagoon, the Stanley Park Golf Course, totem poles, and the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1938-). The film also includes footage of birds including Canada geese, seagulls, swans, mallard and wood ducks, and peacocks. The film documents Vancouver Harbour and its facilities, and includes footage of shipping containers, cranes, cargo ships, seabus, and a floatplane.

The film also documents downtown Vancouver and includes footage of numerous prominent buildings including the Marine Building, Vancouver Harbour Centre, Bayshore Inn, the Westcoast Energy Building, Hotel Vancouver, the Provincial Court House, Robson Square under construction, the Georgia Medical Dental Building, the Bank of Nova Scotia Tower, TD Tower, the Vancouver Block, Commodore Ballroom, Sun Tower, Dominion Building, Andrew Wesley Church, and the Hudson's Bay Company building. The film also contains night footage of the Vancouver skyline, Granville Street with illuminated signs, a fountain lit by coloured lights, and neon signs in Chinatown, including those for the Marco Polo Chinese Smorgasbord, Loon Foon Kwok restaurant, Ming's, South Seas Dining Lounge, Ho Inn Chop Suey, and Bing C. Wong & Associates Accounting and Taxation Service.

Film also includes footage of the exterior of the Bloedel Conservatory, a tugboat in False Creek, the downtown Vancouver skyline as viewed from Kitsilano, an old house (number 1160, street unknown), sailboats in English Bay, the Vancouver Planetarium, Vanier Park, and Beach Avenue as seen across False Creek from Vanier Park.

Stanley Park, the VanDusen Garden, and the visit of the Kaiwo Maru

Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park, the VanDusen Botanical Display Garden, and the visit to Vancouver of the Japanese tall ship the Kaiwo Maru. Footage taken at the VanDusen Garden includes the garden entrance, the administration/library/classroom building, flower beds, roses, trees, ponds, lily pads, blue herons, a starling, and stone sculptures. Footage from Stanley Park includes crowds at the Stanley Park Junction, children and adults riding the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, people watching bears at the Stanley Park Zoo, and other zoo animals including flamingoes and seals. Film also includes footage taken from a sail boat of the Kaiwo Maru in English Bay surrounded by numerous pleasurecraft, with a group of the Kaiwo Maru's crew standing on her bow. The film also includes footage of Vancouver Harbour, downtown Vancouver, and cruise ships at berth as viewed from the deck of a sail boat.

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.

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 #5

Film consists of raw footage of Vancouver that was used in video post card "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage includes scenes of the Lynn Valley suspension bridge, the Grouse Mountain 'Skyride' (gondola), views from Grouse Mountain of the Lower Mainland, the Expo 86 site under construction, B.C. Place Stadium, the Expo Centre (now the Telus World of Science) under construction, and people walking in downtown Vancouver, City Hall, Simon Fraser University campus in Burnaby B.C., and the University of British Columbia campus, Silent film.

Vancouver roll 8

Film consists of raw footage used in video post card "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features scenes of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, Coal Harbour, airplanes featuring the Expo 86 logo on the tail end, a few panning shots and some wide shots from the south side of False Creek of the entire Expo 86 grounds partially constructed and the partially completed Cambie Street bridge. Silent film.

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 - 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.

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.

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.

B.C. / Expo '86 - aerials #1

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. Includes nighttime footage of downtown Vancouver.

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.

Vancouver - Spectacular by Nature - Japanese version CH 1/2 - English version CH 3/4 [Japanese version CH 1/2]

Item is "Vancouver - Spectacular By Nature;" the last in the series of video post cards; released in 1994. The film features footage of Vancouver and the surrounding area highlighting the activities and attractions available to visitors. The final five minutes of the film features a couple of minutes of archival footage of Vancouver as a way to celebrate and acknowledge its 100 year history. Directed and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Bob Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. b&w from 00:21:43-00:22:40.

Vancouver - Spectacular by Nature - Japanese version CH 1/2 - English version CH 3/4 [English version CH 3/4]

Item is "Vancouver - Spectacular By Nature;" the last in the series of video post cards; released in 1994. The film features footage of Vancouver and the surrounding area highlighting the activities and attractions available to visitors. The final five minutes of the film features a couple of minutes of archival footage of Vancouver as a way to celebrate and acknowledge its 100 year history. Directed and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Bob Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. b&w from 00:21:43-00:22:40.

EXPO 86 - 4-30 sec. commercials - Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. For Government of Canada - External Affairs

Item is the original. "Expo 86 PSA No. 1" [Public service announcement] produced by Yaletown Productions for the Government of Canada External Affairs Department. Film has four thirty second commericals advertising Expo 86. The commercials feature footage of Vancouver and British Columbia highlighting the city, nature, tourist activities and the Expo site.

Electronic Industry promo [tional short] - "Consider the Reasons"

Item was created from the "Economic Development" (1992) 16mm, colour, raw footage (90 minutes); footage of the electronic and aerospace industry around Vancouver. From this and other footage from Yaletown Productions, two programs were edited for the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Economic Development, Small Business and Trade. Film has a music soundtrack and has captions throughout.

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.

SFU - "The Next Step"

Item is a promotional short produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. for Simon Fraser University. It highlights the programs and innovative practices at SFU and features interviews of students.

Sky hawks [tape # 20]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of a city skyline [Spokane, WA?], and the Sky hawk team members at an air show in the USA, an American flag is included in their show [Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, WA?]. Team members are filmed getting ready to board the plane, polishing their boots, folding a flag, checking their own and each others equipment, practicing their aerial routine on the ground, footage also includes a local news camera women, airshow crowds, the Sky hawks ground team, the Sky hawks performance, the airshow announcer can be heard narrating the show as the camera captures the show and the crowd. Original camera source tape 20.

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 - Climb for Hope; original betacam tape 1

Item is raw footage of a man with a backpack climbing the stairs of the CN Tower in Toronto ON, bars with just the sound of a man on the stairs, an interview with Jim who wanted to be part of the Climb for Hope Everest Team, he talks about training and the draw of mountaineering, and the Climb for Hope Team in general. Includes footage of Ernie Sniedzins practicing martial arts in a class.

Urban Safari Films Inc. - NTSC

Item is part one of two of Digital NTSC Master. Full Circle and G.L.A.S.S. Films; a Reto Salembeni film; David Naughton, Linda Kash, Jay Brazeau, Donnelly Rhodes, Andrea Nemeth, Teryl Rothery, David Palffy, Rebecca Toolan, Adriana Tripa, Barry Pepper, Charles Seigal; Executive producers Michael Collier and Reto Salimbeni; Line producer R. Earl Peturson; Casting Akiko Morison (Canada) and Kathy Henderson (USA); Art direction Peter Hinton; Costume designer David Lisle; Music composed and conducted by Brahm Wenger; Editor Jana Fritsch; Director of Photography Vic Sarin; Story by Reto Salimbeni; Screenplay by James J Desmarais, Alison Rosenfeld Desmarais, and PJ Reece; Producer Michael Collier; Director Reto Salimbeni.

Yaletown Entertainment

Corporate demo tape

Item is a Yaletown Productions demo tapes with segments from programs produced. Includes brief advertisements for Vancouver Helicopters, TCG International, NORSAT International, Petro Canada, CAATS [Canadian Automated Air Traffic System], and Speedy Auto Glass.

[Corporate demo tape] Demo "A" ; 10 minutes

Item is a Yaletown Productions demo tapes with segments from programs produced. Includes clips of previous productions including "A sense of wonder: Teaching elementary science," "Land above the trees," advertisements created for Vancouver Helicopters, [Alcan Aluminium Limited] or Trade: Securing Canada's Future, B.C. Hydro, SFU, Petro-Canada, and Expo 86. With the Yaletown Productions Inc. logo at the end of the tape.

Rockies by Rail ; music and FX [effects] only offline

Item is a version of "Rockies by rail" which has no narration, only music and effects. There is a time code reading at the bottom of the screen throughout. Footage includes some nice panning shots of the city of Vancouver. Michael Collier is sometimes one of the train passengers. Some footage was shot in Alaska as well as British Columbia.

Yaletown Productions; behind [-the-] scenes making commercials

Item is a video with a behind-the-scenes video titled "The making of Barclay personal taste," which shows the making of a Barclays commercial, as well as samples, of different lengths, of commercials made for Barclays. Features various sets, setting up sets, shots of downtown Vancouver and inside the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, actors and film crews. Video also includes a making of video for the commercial "Manifesto 2002 Caritas Brunnen" and samples of a German and English version of the finished commercial. Features a model of a mouth. "Manifesto Films August 2002 making of CableCom in Vancouver" gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a commercial for CableCom. In addition to the completed CableCom commercial video includes other Manifesto Films commercials; a Panasonic commercial, a Cheveron commercial for Orthene Fire Ant Killer, a Fox commercial for the Emmy Awards, two Kinder Bueno commercials, and a Hero FruitKiss commercial.

Vancouver Stanley Park 1970

Item is a home movie. Footage includes a sailboat filmed from the shore, a polar bear in Stanley Park, a monkey in a cage, Queen Elizabeth Park, ocean waves, a float plane, a winter scene, and scenes of downtown shot from a moving vehicle.