Item V1986:58/010 - The man on a mountain top

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The man on a mountain top

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British Columbia. Forest Service. Public Information and Education Division

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  • [1961-1964] (Creation)

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1 video reel (00:17:00) : video master, colour, Type C, sound ; 26 mm

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Documentary. The sequence of action which takes place in spotting and reporting a forest fire, as seen from the viewpoint of a fire spotter on a mountaintop near the Cowichan Valley.

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BC. Ministry of Forests


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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 [V1986:58/010.01]. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item [V1986:58/010.02]

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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Duplicates footage from THE MAN IN THE TOWER.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #M/10.

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Accession number(s): V1986:58

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Previously described as AAAA2252

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

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