Fonds F 719 - Minds Eye Entertainment fonds

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Minds Eye Entertainment fonds

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  • Images animées
  • Enregistrement sonore
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  • Document textuel

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F 719

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  • ca. 1931-2012, predominant 1987-2012 (Production)
    Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986-

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Description matérielle

219 film reels (ca. 64 hr.) : A/B rolls, negative, interpositive, E roll ; 16 mm

108 film reels (ca. 100 hr.) : A/B rolls, negative, interpositive, positive, col. ; 35 mm

1 sound element - optical track (ca. 0 hr., 22 min.) ; 16 mm

10 sound element - optical tracks (ca. 8 hr., 30 min.) ; 35 mm

3 sound element - magnetic tracks (ca. 3 hr., 15 min.) ; 16mm, 35 mm

26 video reels (ca. 14 hr.) ; 25 mm

7540 videocassettes (ca. 7241 hr.) : Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, VHS, Betacam, DCT, MiniDV, U-Matic, Hi8, DV CAM, Component
Digital Video Cartridge, DVCPRO, HDCam, U-Matic S

12 optical discs (ca. 17 hr., 30 min.) : DVD

348 audio reels : 19 cm/sec, 38 cm/sec

270 audio cassettes (ca. 160 hr.) : DAT, S-VHS

3 audio cassettes (ca. 2 hr.) : 4.75 cm/sec

2 audio compact discs (ca. 2 hr.)

26.894 m of textual records

ca. 7589 photographs : prints, b&w, col. ; 15 x 72 cm; 25 x 20 cm or smaller

12052 photographs : negatives, b&w, col. ; 35 mm and 120

10520 photographs : slides, col. ; 35 mm

14185 photographs on 480 contact sheets : prints, b&w, col.

1902 photographs : transparencies, b&w, col.

7 drawings ; 40 x 50 cm

12 prints : posters, col.

48 computer disks (190 items) (ca. 15.764 MB) : .doc, .xls, .cap, .edl, .tif, .jpg, .txt, .asc, .eml, .res, .exe, .cfg, .rtf, .psp, file

467 computer optical discs (15591 items) (ca. 786083.634 MB) : .iso, .jpg, .doc, .tif, .xls, .txt, .pdd, .wav, .mp3, .aep, .psd, .mov, .tga,
.lan, .ina, .ica, .fu, .no, .edl, .avb, .avs, .avp, qdat, .exe, .mds, .ps, .sit, .pdf, .xml, .db, .ccs, .csv, .xsl, .html, .spn, .gz, .rtf, .zip, .bmp,
.fcp, .omf, .flx, file

7 computer disks : zip disks

44 computer files (125.030 MB) : .jpg, .aiff, .pct, .psd, .exe, file

1 memory card (169 items) (536.000 MB) : .jpg, .doc

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Histoire administrative

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.

Historique de la conservation

Minds Eye Entertainment donated records to the Regina office of the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in two accessions between 2005 and 2013: R2005-368 (November 30, 2005); and 2013-384 (May 8, 2013).

Mouseland Productions Inc., a subsidiary of Minds Eye Entertainment, donated records to the Regina office of the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in one accession in 2006: R2006-222 (June 22, 2006).

Portée et contenu

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Minds Eye Entertainment and its predecessors, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. and Minds Eye Pictures, in its business operations in Regina, Saskatchewan between 1987 and 2012. The records largely pertain to the production of various television movies, series and mini-series, and feature films. Additional records pertain to Minds Eye's short documentaries, commercials, product videos, music videos and corporate training videos. Business records include: publicity material pertaining to various productions; information on Minds Eye's participation in film awards and festivals; as well as its advocacy and community involvement projects.

The fonds consists of fifty-five series.

The types of records included are: film, video and audio raw footage, work tapes, elements and masters; photographic prints, negatives, slides, transparencies and contact sheets; scripts, production files, and publicity files; digital raw production footage; digital photographs and cutlines; and digital versions of production releases and screeners.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Some of these records are subject to access restrictions.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

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.

Instruments de recherche

SAFA 702 consists of a fonds description and series descriptions.

Éléments associés

Library and Archives Canada holds copies of various Minds Eye Entertainment productions in its permanent collection - Archival Reference no. R11045-0-0-E.

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Further accruals are expected.

Note générale

Data from computer optical discs was copied to digital storage. The original carriers have been retained. See notes in applicable series descriptions for the locations of the carriers.

Désignations alpha-numériques

Moving images: MI-5024 to MI-13056

Sound recordings: SR-652 to SR-1374

Photographs: GM-PH-3170 (1)-(79) to GM-PH-3214 (1)-(129)

Drawings: GM-DA-13 to GM-DA-19

Posters: GM-DA-20 to GM-DA-28

Location note

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

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Maxwell

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