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- Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986-
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0.120 m of textual records
97 photographs : slides, col. ; 35 mm
2 film reels (ca. 1 hr.) : negatives, col. ; 35 mm
46 videocassettes (ca. 35 hr.) : Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, VHS, U-matic, DVCPRO
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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 consist of records pertaining to Murder Seen (alternate title Murder Scene) a suspense-thriller feature film produced by Minds Eye Pictures in association with Libra Pictures. It tells the story of Zoey Drayden, who is haunted with images of a young woman's abduction and who becomes the key figure in her rescue. Murder Scene was shot primarily in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The executive producers of Murder Seen were Kevin DeWalt and Susan Cooper. It was produced by Mark Reid, directed by Rob King, and written by Marilyn Webber. The director of photography was Ken Krawczyk, and the editor was Jackie Dzuba. The cast of Murder Seen included Callum Keith Rennie, Nicole Eggert, Timothy Bottoms, Kent Allen, Will Sanderson, Gerald Lenton-Young and Lisa Marie Pollock.
Moving image records consist of: A and B camera rolls (Reel 1-A Textless) (MI-12264 to MI-12265); 35 mm film dailies transfers (MI-12266 to MI-12283); A/P transfers for reel nos. 1 to 5 (MI-12284 to MI-12287); lockbox dubs for reel nos. 1 to 5 (MI-12288 to MI-12292); final locked picture for picture reel nos. 1 to 5 (MI-12293 to MI-12297); full production dub, NTSC version, locked picture, and closed captioned master (MI-12298 to MI-12301); electronic press kit (EPK) and trailers (MI-12302 to MI-12311). Textual records include daily shot log; film transfer reports; camera reports; location sound reports; script pages/continuity notes; and a publicity kit issued by the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority Inc. consisting of publicity materials and production stills.