2006.007 - 2006.007 accrual

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Reference code

CA ON00349 2006.007

Title

2006.007 accrual

Date(s)

  • 1993 - 2006 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

57 graphic materials
· 57 posters/framed pictures

2461 audio recordings
· 36 rolls 48 track tape (34 hr., 20 min.)
·25 rolls ½ in. tape (133,600 ft)
· 471 rolls ¼ in. tape (7 hrs., 5 min.)
· 19 rolls 2 in. tape
· 20 rolls 8mm cassettes (37 hr., 40 min.)
· 8 digital audio cassettes (11 hr., 11 min.)
88 D2 cassettes (57 hr., 3 min.)
· 446 DAT cassettes (540 hr., 57 min.)
· 153 DA8 cassettes (284 hr., 36 min.)
· 1 DA88 cassettes (1 hr., 53 min.)
· 415 CDRs
· 22 audio cassettes (19 hr., 20 min.)
· 7 CDs
· 110 rolls 35mm magnetic soundtrack (87, 840 ft.)
· 1 roll 16mm optical soundtrack (800 ft.)
· 461 rolls 16mm magnetic soundtrack (159, 424 ft.)

10993 Video recordings
· 282 1 in. tapes (141 hr., 27 min.)
1 VTR ½ in. (50 min.)
69 VTR 2 in. (72 hr., 59 min.)
· 424 ¾ in. tapes (275 hr., 59 min.)
· 2 8mm cassette (2 hr.)
· 2601 Digital Betacam cassettes (2025 hr., 7 min.)
· 4459 Betacam SP (3232 hr., 37 min.)
· 1 ½ in. data cartridge
· 70 reels 2 in. tape (73 hr., 31 min.)
· 433 Betacam cassettes (222 hr., 58 min.)
· 9 Beta cassettes (1 hr., 25 min.)
· 173 Betacam SX (170 hr., 13 min.)
· 2 Betacam MPEG IMX (2 hr.)
· 68 8mm data cartridges (3 hr., 36 min.)
· 20 CDR
· 8 CDs (7 hr., 41 min.)
· 543 DVCam cassettes (250 hr.)
· 23 DVC Pro HD (36 hr., 02 min.)
· 106 DVD
· 25 HDCam (36 hr., 2 min.)
· 93 Hi8 cassettes (79 hr., 12 min.)
· 34 MiniDV cassettes (34 hr.)
· 1 Super8 cassette (1 hr.)
· 4 XD cassettes (6 hr., 16 min.)
· 1208 VHS cassettes (1003 hr., 49 min.)
· 1 floppy disk

1,337 cinefilms
· 8 rolls 8mm cinefilm (ca. 940 ft)
· 5 rolls 35 mm optical cinefilm (3,102 ft.)
· 1 roll 35mm trailer (500 ft.)
· 1220 rolls 16mm picture cinefilm (307, 989 ft.)
·103 rolls 16mm negative cinefilm (49,215 ft.)

283 electronic records
· 5 8in. diskettes (bearing textual records)
· 61 3.5in. floppy disks (bearing textual records)
· 7 DLT Tape Drives (bearing textual records)
· 18 ZIP discs (bearing textual records)
· 1 2GB disc (bearing textual records)

Context area

Name of creator

(1970 -)

Administrative history

The Insight Production Company Ltd. is an independent production company based in Toronto. It was established in 1970 by Penray "Pen" Densham and John Kingsley Watson. In 1973, the company gained recognition for the documentary film Life Times Nine, which received two Academy Award nominations. In December 1978 John McLeod Brunton, Jr., assistant editor and director with Insight, bought the rights to the company from Densham and Watson, becoming President.

Born in Toronto (ca. 1954), Brunton was the youngest of three children and attended the Ridley School in St. Catharines, ON. Upon graduating, Brunton attended York University, Guelph University and Ryerson University. After being impressed by a short film produced by Insight in the mid1970s (Dazzled), Brunton called the company and expressed interest in their work. He began working for them in 1976. Working with Executive Vice President Barbara Bowlby (who joined the company in the mid 1980s), Brunton established a company that has fostered Canada’s domestic star system. Insight has created programs in several genres (documentary, drama, sports, variety, comedy, music, reality), and has adapted to shifting tastes, technology and formats. Canadian Idol, an Insight-produced iteration of the successful international format, aired between 2004 and 2008 to record-breaking audiences. Insight is also credited with revamping Canada’s national music awards, the JUNO Awards. By moving the show from a theatre to an arena setting, Insight was ultimately able to take the show on the road to cities across the country. The company has produced a number of award-winning programs for youth, including The Truth About Alex and the dramatic series Ready or Not. Insight is also recognized for producing Canada’s first successful late-night talk show, Open Mike with Mike Bullard, for six years.

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Scope and content

This accession is divided into 5 series according to format. These are: ‘Graphic Materials’ ‘Audio Recordings’, ‘Video Recordings’, ‘Cinefilms’ and ‘Artifacts’.

The first series, ‘Graphic Materials, includes posters from such productions as The Wave, The Goods, and Ready or Not.

The second series, ‘Audio Recordings’, includes elements in several formats (including ½ in. tape, ¼ in. tape, 2 in. tape, 8mm tape, digital audio cassettes, D2 cassettes, DAT cassettes and CDs) pertaining to productions such as Canadian Idol, The Truth About Alex, Country Gold, A David Foster Christmas Card, Scott Hamilton’s Upside Down, Fellini and Me, Great Moments in Canadian Sports, and Heart of Gold.

The third series, ‘Cinefilm’, consists of 16mm film from Heart of Gold, Great Moments in Canadian Sport, Ready or Not, Country Gold and Tucker and the Horse Thief. Also included is 35mm film from The Truth About Alex and Heart of Gold.

The fourth series, ‘Artifacts’, includes awards and framed pictures pertaining to Heart of Gold, Fellini and Me, Full Circle, Kurt Browning: You Must Remember This, Open Mike with Mike Bullard, Ready or Not, Tara Lipinsky: From This Moment, The Truth About Alex, Toller Cranston: A Tribute.

This fonds includes graphic and textual material relating to a number of productions,
including:

The Truth About Alex (Television, 1986)
Test Pattern (Television, 1989 – 1991)
Fellini and Me (Television, 1990)
Country Gold (Television, 1992)
1993 Juno Awards (Television, 1993)
Ready or Not (Television, 1993)
Kurt Browning: You Must Remember This (Television, 1994)
Open Mike with Mike Bullard (Television, 1997 – 2003)
Full Circle: The Untold Story of the Dionne Quintuplets (Television, 1998)
Joni Mitchell: Painting with Words and Music (Television, 1998)
Toller Cranston: A Tribute (Television, 1998)
Tara Lipinsky: From This Moment (Television, 1999)
Jann Arden: Live At Last (Television, 2000)
The Wave (Television, 2000)
The Goods (Television, 2001)
2003 Juno Awards (Television, 2003)
This fonds includes audiovisual material relating to a number of productions, including:

Heart of Gold (Television, 1982)
Indigo (Television, 1983)
My Father My Rival (Television, 1984)
Tucker and the Horse Thief (Television, 1984)
Great Canadian Moments in Sports (Television, 1984)
Workin’ for Peanuts (Television, 1984)
The Truth About Alex (Television, 1986)
1986 Gemini Awards (Television, 1986)
It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (Television, 1987)
1989 Juno Awards (Television, 1989)
A David Foster Christmas Card (Television, 1989)
Fellini and Me (Television, 1990)
Saying Goodbye (Television, 1990)
Kurt Browning: Tall in the Saddle (Television, 1991)
Test Pattern (Television, 1989 – 1991)
Country Gold (Television, 1992)
Pumped! (Television, 1992)
Canada Day (Television, 1992)
1993 Juno Awards (Television, 1993)
Ready Or Not (Television, 1993)
The Artistry of Torvill and Dean (Television, 1994)
Prairie Oyster: Group Portrait (Television, 1994)
Kurt Browning: You Must Remember This (Television, 1994)
Ed’s Night Party (Television, 1995)
Skate (Television, 1995)
Shark Talk (Television, 1996)
Scott Hamilton: Upside Down (Television, 1997)
Scott Hamilton: Back on the Ice (Television, 1997)
Open Mike With Mike Bullard (Television, 1997 – 2003)
Full Circle: The Untold Story of the Dionne Quintuplets (Television, 1998)
Joni Mitchell: Painting with Words and Music (Television, 1998)
Toller Cranston: A Tribute (Television, 1998)
100 Years of Canadian Sports (Television, 1999)
Tara Lipinsky: From This Moment (Television, 1999)
The WarmUp Show with Sean Tweedley (Television, 1999)
1999 Stars on Ice (Television, 1999)
The Wave (Television, 2000)
2000 Stars on Ice (Television, 2000)
Jann Arden: Live At Last (Television, 2000)
Sandra Bezic: The Passion to Skate (Television, 2000)
The MermanOff (Television, 2000)
2001 Canada’s Walk of Fame (Television, 2001)
Sonic Temple (Television, 2001)
The Goods (Television, 2001)
2002 Canada’s Walk of Fame (Television, 2002)
2002 Juno Awards (Television, 2002)
Jamie & David: A Golden Homecoming (Television, 2002)
Kurt Browning: Ice Legends (Television, 2002)
2003 Juno Awards (Television, 2003)
Sean Cullen Home For Christmas (Television, 2003)
Canadian Idol (Television, 2003)
Canadian Idol (Television, 2004)
2004 Juno Awards (Television, 2004)
2004 Canada’s Walk of Fame (Television, 2004)
2005 Canada’s Walk of Fame (Television, 2005)
Mindtrip: Explorations of the Paranormal (Television, 2005)
Jon Dore Show (Television, 2005)
Falcon Beach (Television, 2005 – 2006)
Canadian Idol (Television, 2005)
2005 Canada’s Walk of Fame (Television, 2005)
2005 Juno Awards (Television, 2005)
Hatching, Matching, & Dispatching: Pilot & Season 1 (Television, 2005)
Instant Star (Television, 2006)
2006 Juno Awards (Television, 2006)
Comedy Gold (Television, 2006)

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  • English

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