This edited video clip from Out of the Shadows (BC Archives AAAA2523) shows how two separate video transfers have been combined to create the best possible version […]Read More »
My publications for the Provincial Archives included:
Bright Sunshine and a Brand New Country: Recollections of the Okanagan Valley, 1890-1914 (1979)
The Magnificent Distances: Early Aviation in British Columbia, 1910-1940 (1980)
Imagine Please: Early Radio Broadcasting in British Columbia (1983)
Camera West: British Columbia on Film, 1941-1965 (1986)
I also produced the Royal BC Museum’s first DVD, Evergreen Playland: A Road Trip through British Columbia (2008), based on the archival travelogues that I compiled for the “Mighty 90 Drive-In” at the museum’s BC sesquicentennial exhibition, Free Spirit: Stories of You, Me and BC. During the exhibition, I was a regular guest on the CBC Radio program All Points West.
In 2014, I produced and edited the video presentation Answering the Call, based on 100-year-old footage of BC troops training for service in the First World War. The presentation is now touring BC as part of the museum’s travelling exhibition British Columbia’s War, 1914-1918.
In 2016, I selected and compiled home movie footage for potential use in the upcoming exhibition Families: Bonds & Belonging. Home movies are an excellent source for revealing the nature of family life, and some of the films in the archives’ collection are quite wonderful in that regard.
In my retirement, I plan to resume work on some research of my own, and continue writing about the history of filmmaking in British Columbia. I look forward to reading more books, watching a lot of movies, and listening to lots of jazz.
EducationCamosun College: Diploma in Applied Communication (1978)
Simon Fraser University: BA in Fine & Performing Arts (1991); Certificate in Public History (1992)
Contact Dennis J. DuffyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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