Experimental films--British Columbia--Vancouver

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[Abelard before a mirror] : [footage]

Experimental film. Unedited assembly of takes (some with slates) from Fox's unfinished film, intended as a symbolic rendition of the story of Abelard (d. 1142) and Heloise (d. 1164). Uses masked actors, expressionistic lighting and movement, and visual metaphors suggestive of various emotions.

And-- and Let's go fishing

The item is VHS video containing copies of two films copied from the National Film, Television and Sound Archives, National Archives of Canada in 1986. The first item on the video is the experimental film "And---", made around 1939. Perhaps the first experimental film made in British Columbia, this short uses found footage, painted and scratched emulsion, negative and reversed images, chaotic camera movements, and holes punched in the frame and filled with other images. Some portions are hand coloured.

The second item on the videotape is "Let's go Fishing", an industrial film made by the British Columbia Dept. of Fisheries in 1948. It depicts commercial salmon fishing and canning in BC and includes fish ladders at Hells Gate and Bridge River rapids, the operations of gillnetters and purse-seiners, long, good interior sequence of canning processes (including footage of an "Iron Chink" salmon butchering machine) and cannery workers.

David Rimmer interview [1969-1970] : parts 1-5

CALL NUMBER: T4298:0002 track 2 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): David Rimmer interview : part 3 SUMMARY: An interview with Vancouver filmmaker David Rimmer. (cont'd from T4298:0003 track 2);

CALL NUMBER: T4298:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): David Rimmer interview : part 1 and 2 SUMMARY: An interview with Vancouver filmmaker David Rimmer.;

CALL NUMBER: T4298:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): David Rimmer interview : part 4 and 5 SUMMARY: An interview with Vancouver filmmaker David Rimmer. (cont'd from T4298:0002 track 2);

David Rimmer interview [ca. 1976] : part 2 and 3

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): David Rimmer interview [ca. 1976] : part 2 & 3 RECORDED: [location unknown], [ca. 1976] SUMMARY: Vancouver filmmaker David Rimmer discusses the breakup of Intermedia; teaching film; influences upon films; theories about his films -- "Surfacing on the Thames","Cellophane", "Dance"; Al Razutis; hol;ogram show; etc. (Part 1 of this interview is not available);

Douglas S. Wilson collection

  • PR-2232
  • Collection
  • 1947-1990

The collection mainly consists of copies of several short films by Oscar and Dorothy Burritt. The Burritts were film enthusiasts and amateur filmmakers who lived in Vancouver until 1947. Oscar C. Burritt also worked as a professional cinematographer and director. In later years he worked for CBC Television in Toronto. Both the Burritts were active in the film society movement, including the Vancouver Branch of the National Film Society and the Toronto Film Society.

The collection includes footage of Vancouver events and places, as well the amateur or experimental works "And--", "Bats Out of Hell", "Residue 2", "Suite Two: A Memo to Oscar", and "Three There". The collection also includes Douglas Wilson's 1981 oral history interview with Leon C. Shelly, who discusses his career as a film producer in Vancouver and Toronto. It also includes a photograph of a portrait of Dorothy Burritt, painted in 1947 by Peter Bortkus.

Wilson, Douglas S.

Filmmakers' showcase #03 : Chris Gallagher

Documentary. "Chris Gallagher is a man who understands imagery. He races up in a Corvette a la HAWAII FIVE-O, then proceeds to describe his films to us over the phone. He discusses the origin and treatment of SIDESHOW, SANTA, PLASTIC SURGERY and THE NINE O'CLOCK GUN and uses a photographic assemblage to explain the mystery of his film ATMOSPHERE."

Filmmakers' showcase #05 : Tom Braidwood

Documentary. "Tom Braidwood, the 'wild west' filmmaker, re-enacts buying his first projector and how that act changed his interest from theatre to film. He shows clips from his jogging film, BOUREE, and WIND FROM THE WEST, and discusses the feature film INTERLOCK, which he co-authored and planned to produce here in B.C."

Filmmakers' showcase #07 : Peter Lipskis

Documentary. "This videotape contains excerpts from numerous films to create a sampler album of the films of Peter Lipskis. Many of them were shot originally in 8 mm, which allowed him greater freedom to capture real life images that probably wouldn't be possible in larger formats. Various special-effects techniques (including optical printing) were used to intensify colour, texture and rhythm. Pete describes his work and ideas in a voice-over."

Filmmakers' showcase #08 : Al Razutis

Documentary. "Al Razutis holds a fish-eye lens up to himself, and another fishy-eye on film, video and holography, as he makes statements concerning these techniques and what he is trying to do with them. Between clips from his many films, Al takes us on a tour of his first film studio for optical printing, and to the labs at Simon Fraser University, where he also teaches film. Included is an excerpt from an interview on "The Vancouver Show" (CKVU) reporting on his holography."

Filmmakers' showcase #09 : Gordon Kidd

Documentary. "Gordon Kidd reveals himself in carefully selected words and pictures. He describes the background-perceptual process, practice-production, and presentation of his films over clips from his films." Includes excerpts from WAVE PRELUDE, GULF OF GEORGIA TOWING, SKETCHES, OLYMPUS, SELF PORTRAIT and LUX PROCESS.

Filmmakers' showcase #11 : David Rimmer

Documentary. "A filmmaker with an international reputation, David Rimmer shows excerpts from four of his films. He does not appear or make any voice over commentary." Includes excerpts from MIGRATION, VARIATIONS ON A CELLOPHANE WRAPPER, REAL ITALIAN PIZZA and AL NEIL/A PORTRAIT.

Glub

Experimental film. Members of the National Film Society of Canada (Vancouver Branch) parody the early experimental works of American avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren.

[Stan Fox : Vancouver miscellany & other early footage, ca. 1946 to 1951]

Amateur/Experimental film. Video copy of various films in the collection of Stanley Fox, including material shot by Fox and by other film enthusiasts.

  1. "Early Vancouver, c.1946/47": Includes footage of downtown Vancouver, Granville Street, streetcars, old Granville Bridge, railroad yards, etc.
  2. Fox family scenes (including Fox's maternal grandparents and his friend Allan King.
  3. Logging at Franklin River: steam crane; logging railway with steam locomotive; spar tree and high-lead; yarding and loading logs.
  4. Unfinished drama filmed by Vernon Van Sickle and Peter Varley (ca. 1946). The "fortune teller" is played by Nettie Gendall; the devilish figure is Van Sickle.
  5. UBC Engineering students dunking freshman, 1947: an initiation ritual.
  6. Pacific National Exhibition 1948: shots of rides, sideshows, etc., including views from moving Ferris wheel.
  7. Canadian Pacific Airlines "Empress" promotional flight, 1948: shots of airplane and views from airplane window during flight.
  8. "Domestic scenes": Fox and his future wife, Janet Cates.
  9. Cates tugs: Cates tugboats at dock.
  10. Fox's film GLUB (1947): see item record AAAA1656 for full description.
  11. Fox's film ABELARD BEFORE A MIRROR (unfinished, ca. 1949): see item record AAAA0125 for full description.
  12. Second Hotel Vancouver during demolition, ca. 1949.
  13. Anscocolor footage of Princess steamships passing under Lions Gate Bridge; Fox at beach with large camera.

Stanley Fox fonds

  • PR-2239
  • Fonds
  • [1931] ; 1946-1951

The fonds mainly consists of Stanley Fox's own films, including the originals for "Suite Two: A Memo to Oscar" (1947, with Dorothy Burritt) and "In the Daytime" (1949-1950, with Peter Varley). The fonds also contains video copies of some of Fox's earliest footage and shorter films. Also included are two reels of the three-reel documentary film "[Tropical Valley expedition]" (1931), which Mr. Fox purchased at an auction in Victoria.

Fox, Stanley

Suite two : a memo to Oscar

The item is a duplicate print of an experimental film by Dorothy Burritt and Stanley Fox. It was produced as a gift to Dorothy Burritt's husband, filmmaker Oscar Burritt (who was working in Toronto at the time) and is an offbeat study of life at their Vancouver apartment -- suite 2, 1960 Robson Street. The camera explores the apartment and the household memorabilia, and Dorothy is seen sitting for a portrait by painter Peter Bortkus. Later some friends drop by for a screening of Sacha Guitry's film "Pearls of the Crown", followed by a party. Among the guests are Moira Armour, film editor Maureen Balfe, UBC student Stanley Fox, photographer Peter Varley, and an unnamed figure wearing a bird costume. Most of the people shown would have been involved with the National Film Society of Canada (Vancouver Branch). "Suite Two" won honourable mention (amateur category) at the first Canadian Film Awards in 1949.

Suite two : a memo to Oscar

Experimental film. Produced as a gift to Dorothy Burritt's husband, filmmaker Oscar Burritt (who was working in Toronto at the time), this is an offbeat study of life at their Vancouver apartment -- suite 2, 1960 Robson Street. The camera explores the apartment and the household memorabilia, and Dorothy is seen sitting for a portrait by painter Peter Bortkus. Later some friends drop by for a screening of Sacha Guitry's film PEARLS OF THE CROWN, followed by a party. Among the guests are Moira Armour, film editor Maureen Balfe, UBC student Stanley Fox, photographer Peter Varley, and an unnamed figure wearing a bird costume. Most of the people shown would have been involved with the National Film Society of Canada (Vancouver Branch). SUITE TWO won honourable mention (amateur category) at the first Canadian Film Awards in 1949.

The master of images

SUMMARY: "Sunday Supplement" was a program which offered critical reviews of current work in the arts. The program was first broadcast in October 1965. This episode features a series of interviews taken after; the world premiere of the Vancouver-made feature film "The Master of Images" by Vancouver filmmaker Byron Black. Excerpts from the movie soundtrack are also included. The response to the film is mixe;d. The interviewees include Tim Burge, Allen Clapp, Allen Dickerson and Byron Black.;

Tom Braidwood & Kirk Tougas raps

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1973-12-09 SUMMARY: Vancouver filmmakers Tom Braidwood and Kirk Tougas converse about filmmaking and about program material for the Pacific Cinematheque film study collection.;