Fonds F 4696

Lynx Images Incorporated fonds


About these records

Title
Lynx Images Incorporated fonds
Dates of Creation
[ca. 1989]-[ca. 1996], 1999-2001
Physical Description

2 centimetres of textual records

62 motion picture film reels (24 hours, 28 minutes) ; 16 mm

2 motion picture film reels (49 minutes) : 35 mm

3 video reels (ca. 1 hour, 37 minutes) : 2"

4 videocassettes (ca. 2 hours, 11 seconds) : U-matic

1 videocassette (29 minutes, 26 seconds) : Betacam SP

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records related to Lynx Images Incorporated film productions of: Ghosts of the Bay: the forgotten history of Georgian Bay; Toronto: stories from the life of a city; Alone in the Night: lighthouses of Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island and the North Channel; Superior: under the shadow of the gods; Enchanted summers: the grand hotels of Muskoka; Mysterious islands: forgotten tales of the Great Lakes; Castles of the North: Canada's grand hotels; Mt. [Mount] Pleasant Cemetery; Alienation; Talking back; and Monumental.

The records consist mainly of 16 mm motion picture film reels containing original silent colour negative camera rolls of footage shot by the Lynx Images team. Four of the 16 mm motion picture reels contain positive work prints, which are duplicates of four of the original silent colour negative camera rolls, except for being positives. Two of the reels shot for Ghosts of the Bay used 35 mm film. This footage may or may not have been part of final release prints. The records also include U-matic tapes, 1 inch video reels, and a Betacam SP videocassette containing duplicates of camera rolls, edited masters of final documentary productions, short educational and fictional programs and parts of documentary productions. The fonds also includes textual records that were found with the original film containers. These records were used to document record the processing and possible reformatting process for airing the films on Canadian national television.

Published DVDs that originally accompanied the books that Lynx Images Inc. produced, were also donated and have been transferred to the Archives' library. They include Ghosts of the Bay: the forgotten history of Georgian Bay; Alone in the Night: lighthouses of Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island and the North Channel; Superior: under the shadow of the gods; Enchanted summers: the grand hotels of Muskoka; Mysterious islands: forgotten tales of the Great Lakes; and Castles of the North: Canada's grand hotels.

Most of the motion picture films were shot in Ontario, primarily Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island, the North Channel, and Toronto, but some film was shot elsewhere in Canada, specifically in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Saskatchewan; and in the United States, including Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

The fonds does not include a complete history of the film productions including camera rolls and other sound and moving image material created by Lynx Images Incorporated. It is not known where these records may be, or if they exist.

The fonds is arranged mostly chronologically by film title, or numerically by camera roll number.

The fonds consists of nine series, most of which are named after the associated films.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Lynx Images Incorporated was an integrated documentary film production company, book publisher, and distributor.

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Lynx Images Incorporated
Restrictions on Access
Original films, video cassettes, and video reels are closed. Reference copies will be made available upon request.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright primarily held by Lynx Images Incorporated until 2041, with Russell Floren, Russell@heritageislands.com, acting as the point of contact. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Custodial History

Prior to being transferred to the Archives, most of the records had been stored in Andrea Gutsche's house.

Associated Material

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Related Material

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Availability of Other Formats

Records originally found on 2" video reels were digitized and copied to the E-Repository.
Physical Condition

The records in the fonds are in good condition.

Notes

Title based on name of creators / donors.

The series were created and arranged by the processing archivists, although many of the boxes for the original negatives of Alone in the Night and Superior were labelled with alpha-numeric codes that were part of a donor-created filing system.

Due to the difficulty of viewing the camera rolls, not all buildings, etc. have been identified, and it is possible that some of the identifications made by the Archivists are incorrect.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

1516-040

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4696-1 Ghosts of the Bay: the forgotten history of Georgian Bay
F 4696-2 Toronto: stories from the life of a city, Part One: York
F 4696-3 Alone in the Night : lighthouses of Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island and the North Channel
F 4696-4 Superior: under the shadow of the gods
F 4696-5 Enchanted Summers: the grand hotels of Muskoka
F 4696-6 Mysterious Islands: forgotten tales of the Great Lakes
F 4696-7 Castles of the North: Canada's grand hotels
F 4696-8 Lynx Images Incorporated short feature films
F 4696-9 Lynx Images Incorporated textual records