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Experimental film. 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 ...

Douglas S. Wilson collection

  • PR-2232
  • Collection
  • 1938-1955 , 1969 , 1981

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 cinematograph...

Wilson, Douglas S.

Leon Shelly interview

RECORDED: Toronto (Ont.), 1981-12-10 SUMMARY: Leon Shelly relates the history of his involvement in the British Columbia motion picture industry, 1936-1945; and discusses his motion picture production activities in Toronto, 1945-ca. 1953.;

Residue 2

Experimental film. A collage film combining found footage (on mixed film stock) with hand-painted stock and hand-scratched stock leader. No readily identifiable locations are shown.

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 ex...

Three there

Experimental film. Impressionistic record of a sojourn on Galiano Island over a Labour Day weekend, with Oscar Burritt, Dorothy Fowler [later Burritt] and Margaret Roberts.


Amateur film. A record of the Toronto Film Society's visit to George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Includes re-filmed excerpts from some of the classic films screened for the society members during their visit.

[May Day parade, Vancouver] : [Burritt footage]

Special event footage. Labour unions, ethnic groups, fraternal organizations and other Vancouver citizens march in a mass May Day parade; the various groups are identified by signs and banners. Floats and signs depict social conditions and reflec...

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