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University of Toronto Media Commons Fritz Spiess fonds
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2006.011 accrual

This fonds includes six series, divided by format. These are: Textual Material, Photographic Material, Audio Material, Video Material, Cinefilm/Cinex, and Artifacts.

The first series, Textual Material, is chiefly made up of scripts, storyboards, production files, research files, correspondence, meeting notes, equipment files, technical drawings, bylaws, cast/crew lists, contracts and proposals.

The second series, Photographic Material, represents all periods of Spiess’ career, from his early portraiture and fine art images to his industrial/commercial work to production stills documenting his cinematographic work. This series is divided into two subseries: PH.1239 & PH.610977 and PH.240609.

The third series, Audio Material, includes soundtrack production elements and music.

The fourth series, Video Material, includes high quality dubs of the various versions of the finished commercial productions, as well as production elements for those commercials shot on video.

The fifth series, Cinefilms/Cinex, includes finished release prints of the various commercials as well as a number of short films by Spiess.

The sixth series, Artifacts, consists of examples of the tools that Spiess used to teach his students, as well as mementos of his involvement with the CSC.

This fonds includes 1,635 examples of Spiess’ commercials with most of the major local
and national clients represented. Clients/Products advertised include:

7Up
AT&T
Avon
Bank of Montreal
The Bay
Black Magic Chocolates
Black and Decker Tools
Buick
Canada Post
Canada Savings Bonds
Canadian Tire
Carling Brewery
Coca-Cola
Continental Bank
Dairy Queen
Dial Soap
Canada Homes
Chrysler
CIBC
CNCP
Dare Cookies
Eastern Sound
Eaton Centre
Ford Motor Co.
General Motors Canada/GMC
Great West Life
Gulf Oil
GWG Jeans
Hitachi
HIV/AIDS prevention PSA
Imperial Oil/Esso
International Nickel
Jello
Kelloggs
Kotex
Lipton Teas
Maclean’s
Mattel Toys
McDonalds Restaurants
Micron Skates
Miracle Food Mart
Molson Breweries
Monarch Cakes
Oldsmobile
Ontario Hydro
Ontario Lottery
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Oscar Myer Wieners
Panasonic
Pontiac
Rustoleum
Sears
Sherwin Williams paint
Timex
Uniroyal
Xerox
As well there are AV materials relating to his full length film

Die Thomaner (1941)
Don’t Hurry Past: Cerebral Palsy

Spiess, Fritz

2014.003 accrual

This fonds is divided into 5 series, divided by format. These are: Cinefilm, Video Materials, Audio Materials, Photographic Materials, Textual Records.

The first series, Cinefilm, contains original prints in both b&w and colour. It includes home movies, newsreels, as well as Spiess’s debut film Die Thomaner.

The second series, Video Materials, contains Digital Betacam cassettes. These include transfers of commercials, home movies, and Die Thomaner.

The third series, Audio Materials, includes soundtrack elements and radio commercials.

The fourth series, Photographic Materials includes behind the scenes photos of commercial shoots, family portraits, and glass negatives by Spiess’s father, Karl.

The fifth series, Textual Materials, includes papers relating to the formation of the first accrual of the Fritz Spiess archive. It also includes several periodicals that featured work by Spiess and technical literature about technologies of the day.

This fonds includes textual, photographic, graphic material relating to a number of productions/entities/products, including:

• The Canadian Society of Cinemathographers 1957- 2007 (2007)
• Upside Down: Les Artiques (2008)
• Upside Down: Les Artiques (2011)
• Eskimo Art Film
• Fritz Spiess fonds
• “Jamaican Pumpkin”
• Karl Spiess
• Pledge

This fonds includes audio-visual material relating to a number of productions/entities/commercial products, including:

• Spiess Family German home movies (1930 – 1941)
• Die Thomaner (1941)
• Spiess Family Canadian home movies (1950s)
• Canada 100 Centennial Film
• Carling Black Label
• Eskimo Art Film
• Gulf
• Inco
• Playboy

Spiess, Fritz