Sousfonds 1 - Michael Collier personal records sousfonds

Water Colours Water Colours Wire and Nail "S" - Keith Rodan, Vancouver B.C. [Productions from the Vancouver School Of Art Film Workshop: The Flyin' Melon Bros.; Film on Geom... [Vancouver produced television commercials and public service announcements - Progressive Conserv... [Vancouver School of Art] reading - [Social Credit campaign advertisement] - Granville [Street] riot Aeon Forest Fire - N.W. [Vancouver Civil] Strike - [Woodwards promotions] Gastown riot Huck Finn: How nice to be missed Ivory founts [RCMP escort] - Kite skiing Schizophrenic Superman Skiing (silent) + Grange + NO The lions gate bridge - Vancouver B.C. - construction 1937-1938 Zinc ointment Wire Nail Electric City / Neon Madman - Day One City - Orig[inal] Col[our] Rev[ersal] - Oct 1/73 Electric City / Neon Madman - Neon Electric City / Neon Madman - Neon Madman for 9.02 W/P" Electric City / Neon Madman - Neon - ECP [Eastman colour positive] to ECP [Eastman colour positiv... Electric City / Neon Madman - Neon - Can 3a - Neon 7381 print from 7381 L40 from L 50-50-50 B win... Electric City / Neon Madman - Neon -7381 print from original rev 50-50-50 - 0-50-50 A wind (neg) Electric City / Neon Madman - Neon -7381 print from 7381 - L40 from L 0-50-50 B wind (pos) Vancouver Stanley Park 1970 PXR orig[inal] roll 1, M. Collier Misc. shots, original, EF and ECO M. Collier M. Collier - Calgary trip summer 72 - orig[inal] ECO Mike Collier - Workprint - Family-Jason's 1st Birthday Nov 1972 - Jasper-summer 1973 4 - 'Strawberry Mt. [mountain] rock festival" orig[inal] ECO 100', M. Collier 5 - Mike Collier - Queen E[lizabeth] pk[park] - Fall and Jason - Oct. 23, 1972 - orig[inal] ECO f... P5 - Atomic Blasts [Nevada] - early 1970 - Mike Collier P7 - Mike Collier - fun and friends - workprint - Wire outs - Rockfest - N. Van. - Noel-Jasper - ... P1 - Mike Collier - special effects - workprint P2 - Home movies - Yaletown - 16 mm print - Mike on film locations - baby Jill - Jason P3 - Mike Collier - MC [Mike Collier] at work and Jason Pitt lk [lake]-  w/p [workprint] - film l... P4 - 'Neon madman' - 1975 - unfinished experimental film P6 gag reel and misc[ellaneous] home movies Mike [Michael Collier] - Fall and Jason [Collier] [19]72 - Oct. 1972 - orig[inal] ECO - for 1 - w... 1 - McCabe and Mrs. Miller - "Wager set" - orig[inal] ECO - 1970 - M. Collier 1a - Wager set - workprint (McCabe and Mrs. Miller) 1970 - M.[Michael] Collier 2 -  Mike Collier - San Francisco trip - 1971 - original ECO [Eastman Colour Original] 3 - Mike Collier - Mexico Oct. 1973 - orig[inal] ECO

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Michael Collier personal records sousfonds

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  • 44 films
  • 1 cm textual records

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Michael Collier graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1969. In the mid-1960s, while studying for a degree in physics, Collier became one of the first members of the SFU Film Workshop under Stan Fox. It was this involvement that fired his interest in film making and ultimately steered him away from a career in physics. After completing his BSc, Collier s first job was with Alpha Cine Motion Picture Lab, where he stayed for eight years (1969-1976).

While at Alpha Cine, Collier had the opportunity to work with many internationally known directors and producers, working as both production manager and technical director. The colour tinting used throughout the film McCabe and Mrs. Miller was invented by Collier and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond. Collier was the technical advisor on Days of Heaven, which won the Academy Award for cinematography.

Collier is a founding director of the Pacific Cinematheque, a founding member of the BC Branch of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (1976), and a member of the Directors Guild of Canada.

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Sousfonds contains Collier's independent films, some home movies, films he collected over the years and related textual records and other personal records of Collier related to his film career.
The sousfonds is divided into three series:
-Home movies series
-Independent films series
-Collected films series

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