Fonds RBSC-ARC-1715 - John Corry fonds

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John Corry fonds

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30 videocassettes (AV/01-14 and AV/18-33) and other material

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([ca. 196-?] -)

Biographical history

John Corry is a communications professional with a background in video production. He has held communications positions in a number of departments the University of British Columbia, including Green College, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies. Prior to this he worked as a web project manager, researcher/video producer, owner of a media company (Bodega Media Ltd.), and freelance writer/publicist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (University of Victoria), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Film and Television Production (UBC), a Certificate in Multimedia Studies (UBC), and professional communications accreditation (ABC) from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

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Fonds consists of material related to a documentary film made by John Corry, entitled “Life's Imprint: Lithographs by Jack Shadbolt.” This 1994 film documents Canadian artist Jack Shadbolt’s production of a four-part colour lithograph, done over a 9-month period in collaboration with lithographer Torrie Groenig. The film was produced and directed by Corry, with the support of the National Film Board of Canada and Knowledge Network., and was originally broadcast on CBC, Bravo!, and Knowledge Network. It includes scenes from Shadbolt’s studio in Burnaby and the Limited Editions studio in Gastown.

Material includes the master tapes from filming, production notes, photographs, obituaries for Shadbolt (who died in 1998), and promotional and distribution documents.

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Transferred directly from John Corry in 2013.


Arrangement of the materials is based on their arrangement as received from Mr. Corry.

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UBC Library and Vancouver Public Library hold copies of the film "Life's Imprint: Lithographs by Jack Shadbolt."

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Of the 30 videocassettes included in this fonds, 14 are Hi8 tapes. As of March 2014, Rare Books and Special Collections does not have equipment needed to view the Hi8 tapes included in this fonds, but may acquire it in the future. If you are interested in viewing these, consult library staff regarding playback equipment availability.

The other 16 videocassettes have been digitized and are available on a compact disc (RBSC-ARC-1715-AV/35).

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Photograph identifier: BC-2171

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Includes 22 photographs (BC-2171/01-22). - 3 audio cassettes (AV/15-17). - 6.25 cm of textual records. - 1 DVD (AV/09)

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