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101 television celebrities

Item contains a collection of 30 second video portraitures, started in the spring of 1972 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as an attempt to put as many people as possible on television. Each portrait starts with the individual's name, and then they say or do whatever they want for 30 seconds.

MacNevin, Brian

101 television celebrities

Item contains a collection of 30 second video portraitures, started in the spring of 1972 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as an attempt to put as many people as possible on television. Each portrait starts with the individual's name, and then they say or do whatever they want for 30 seconds.

MacNevin, Brian

11 steps to survival

Item consists of an animation video recording about the precautions that need to be undertaken in order to survive nuclear weapon attacks. The video was produced for the Emergency Measures Organization as an educational method.

Dic, Ronald

1996-1997 compilation tape

Item consists of a compilation tape of The King's Independent Filmmaker's Society compilation tape from their first year of works (1996 to 1997) featuring: "Madness and the Canons of Reason" (5 min.), "Land of the Humans" (7 min.), "Krude" (6 min.), and "The Pianist" (14 min.).

3 videos

Item consists of video recordings by Stefka Ammon, featuring: "Artlet - an Infomercial", "Going to see Bruce Naumen", and "Finding Winnetou".

Ammon, Stepka

A James MacSwain retrospective

Items consist of videos of a James MacSwain retrospective, which include: "Little Known Curious Facts" (4 min., 20 sec.), "Flowers" (8 min., 20 sec.), "Amherst" (12 min.), "Amoeba Culture" (4 min.), "The Executor" (9 min., 50 sec.), "Mother Marilyn" (8 min., 50 sec.), "Nova Scotia Tourist Industries" (12 min.), "Starboy" (4 min., 30 sec.), and "The Fountain of Youth" (10 min.).

MacSwain, Jim

A car, the road and a camera

Item is a video work created by Dan Lander in 1983. Video was produced in Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Case includes a one page description of the video by the artist. He described the video as : student work is a quick and somewhat humorous piece dealing with the idea of being a photographer, while trying to lose some of the habits of that profession. A thrumming drone makes up the audio portion of the tape, reminding one of the sound and feeling of a drive over a long stretch of highway.

Lander, Dan

A matter of style

Item contains a short experimental film by Anthony Cristiano with original music by Jerome Blais and editing by Craig Sheppard. Ray Cook was the sound engineer with John Preketes (film services) and Lucas Dambergs (technical services). The first minute of the tape is blank. The tape includes two copies of the film, with the second copy starting at 52:40 minutes.

Cristiano, Anthony

A portrait of survival

Item consists of a video recording by Roger Lewis entitled "A Portrait of Survival". This video is a collage portraiture of survivors of AIDS, Cancer, and Child Abuse. Due to the nature of some of the participant's conditions, all of their names are withheld to protect their anonymity within the video.

Lewis, Roger

Aire del mar

Item consists of a video recording by Darcy Lange entitled "Aire Del Mar". Original description state that the tape has deteriorated and cannot be viewed,

Lange, Darcy, 1946-2005

Alchemy : End of a phase

Item consists of a video by Valerie LeBlanc. The tape is a personal recount of the director’s decision to give up one art form, that of glass blowing, to move on to something new. Shot in simple style that combines still images with a visual performance/ demonstration and a layered soundtrack. Its title, "Alchemy" references the term's use to describe the medieval science of chemistry that allows one to transform something special. It also is considered to be a lost art.

LeBlanc, Valerie

Altercate

Item consists of a video recording by Aaron Schmidt entitled "Altercate". The video's contents have been described as: "Two men wearing furry shorts and false beards wrestle eachother to show domnance in the manner of primitive animals."
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