Item V1986:58/009 - The man in the tower

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The man in the tower

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  • moving images

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British Columbia. Forest Service. Public Information and Education Division

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  • [1961-1962] (Creation)

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1 video reel (00:25:00) : video master, colour, Type C, sound ; 26 mm

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Training film. Describes the training and duties of a Forest Service lookout man, and explains the assembly and use of the fire-finder.

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Deposit copy is a video transfer made for BCARS by Gastown Productions from a composite print, presumably loaned by the BC Ministry of Forests. BC Archives does not hold the original film.

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A digital copy was created in 2019 from a 1" video master [V1986:58/009.01]. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item [V1986:58/009.02]

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #M/09.

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Accession number(s): V1986:58

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Previously described as AAAA2251

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producing agency/company: British Columbia. Forest Service. Public Information and Education Division; photography: Barbara Davies; narrator: Ted Reynolds; script: British Columbia. Forest Service. Training School; sound: Telesound Film Recordings Ltd.

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