Fonds UBCA-ARC-1465 - David Fischer fonds

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David Fischer fonds

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9 volumes (art books)
106 drawings and prints

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David Lloyd Fischer is an award-winning Alumnus of Western (English Lit.), UBC (MFA - Stage Design 1979), and CBC Institute of Scenography (Diploma - Television Design). He received a Jesse Award for Achievement in Theatrical Set Design and three nominations as a Production Designer for a Leo Award for Achievement in Art Direction. He and his work have been profiled in Work on Paper.
His 25-year career as a Production Designer afforded him opportunities to work across Canada and internationally in Ireland, France, Russia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. He worked on forty film and television projects, twelve-stage productions in Western Canada, and co-designed for the Ramses II Pavilion at Expo 86 in Vancouver.
He is a member of the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees Local 891. In addition, he is a past member of Canada's Associated Designers, the Director's Guild of Canada and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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The fonds consist of preliminary and working set design construction drawings and sketches for several productions on which David Fischer worked. It also contains show books that highlight his work. Highlights of the set designs in this fonds include his work on Shiney’s Head, Lonesome Dove The Series, Harvey, The Beachcombers, and Burton Cummings Going For Gold – a CBC production.

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This acquisition was donated directly to the archives by David Fischer.


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Oversized drawings can be found in the archives vault cabinet 2, drawer 14. Please ask archives staff for further details.

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