Series F 719-23 - My Global Adventure series

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My Global Adventure series

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F 719-23

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  • 1999-2002 (Creation)
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    Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986-

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1494 videocassettes (ca. 748 hr.) : DV CAM, MiniDV, VHS, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP

0.600 m of textual records

78 computer optical discs (ca. 17030.000 MB) : 3104 files, .wav, .mp3, .txt, .aep, .psd, .mov, file, .jpg, .tga, .lan, .ina, .ica, .fu, .no

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(1986-)

Administrative history

In February, 1986, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. was established when Kevin DeWalt assumed one half of a partnership with Ken Krawcyzk in Videotrends, a Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan-based video company. Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. was incorporated on April 15, 1986 and commenced operation in Regina with DeWalt as its president and Krawczyk as its secretary-treasurer. Early contracts for the company included corporate videos, short documentaries, commercial spots and music videos. By 1988, over seventy corporate videos had been produced. In 1989, the company produced its first television drama, The Great Electrical Revolution.

Also in 1989, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. was reorganized to meet the increasing challenges of the broadening film and video market. Minds Eye Pictures was formed as the division that focused on the creative development and production of television commercials, corporate and educational videos, and on film/drama development. Another division, Quantum Post Production, was formed to focus on all aspects of post-production. Throughout the 1990s, Minds Eye Pictures continued to expand its production work with a variety of feature films, and television series, television movies of the week and television mini-series.

In 2001, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. (with Minds Eye Pictures as a division thereof) and another business venture, Minds Eye New Media Inc., amalgamated to form Minds Eye Entertainment. The amalgamated corporation was registered in Saskatchewan on March 1, 2001. Kevin DeWalt continued as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Highlights in the history of Minds Eye Entertainment include the international success of the Gemini Award-winning children's television series Incredible Story Studio, and the television mini-series The Englishman's Boy which earned six Gemini Awards and the Seoul Drama Award in 2008. Minds Eye Entertainment embraced the digital age with interactive projects such as the Living Dinosaur Project, and web programs including My Global Adventure and inSayshable. The company also partnered with production companies in France, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and the United Kingdom to produce various television series and feature films. In its history, Minds Eye has operated production offices in Los Angeles, California, Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Currently (2017) Minds Eye Entertainment continues to maintain its head office in Regina, however it also operates a satellite office from Kelowna, British Columbia that was established in 2016. It has produced over fifty television and movie productions, many of which have been distributed by its subsidiary company, Minds Eye International.

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This series consists of records pertaining to My Global Adventure, a twenty-six episode travel documentary series, produced for television and as an interactive website, by Minds Eye Pictures in association with the Life Network. The series documents the adventures of Anastasia "Asia" Nelson as she travels to various locations around the world and discovers the landscape and culture of each location. My Global Adventure was broadcast on the Life Network in Canada and was distributed internationally by Minds Eye International. In 2002, the series received awards for best internet delivered programming and best videographer (Robin Lawless) at the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association Showcase Awards.

The executive producer for My Global Adventure was Kevin DeWalt. It was produced by Maureen MacDonald and Debbie Breeze, and directed by Tom Davidson. The director of photography was Robin Lawless and the editors were Dean Evans, Chris Bailey and Denise Séguin.

Moving image records consist of: raw footage (MI-8691 to MI-9137); camera masters (MI-9138 to MI-9481 and MI-9950 to MI-10130); edit masters (MI-9482 to MI-9949); production masters (MI-10131 to MI-10156); dub masters (MI-10157 to MI-10182); and screeners (MI-10183 to MI-10184).

Textual records include: research files on various countries; files arranged by name of country that include camera logs, notes, scripts, transcriptions, contacts, credits, promises, releases, budgets, cost reports, invoices, permits, and travel information; dailies; scripts; final program credits; publicity materials; and media coverage.

Electronic records contain: sound recording files; voice over files; production elements; musical soundtrack files; and photographs.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms of an agreement with the donor and the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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Additional publicity material is available in the Business Records series (F 719-55).

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Data from computer optical discs was copied to digital storage.

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Moving images: MI-8691 to MI-10184

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To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Maxwell

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