- CA ON00349 2006.011
- 1941 - 1987
Part of Fritz Spiess fonds
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:
Bank of Montreal
Black Magic Chocolates
Black and Decker Tools
Canada Savings Bonds
Ford Motor Co.
General Motors Canada/GMC
Great West Life
HIV/AIDS prevention PSA
Miracle Food Mart
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Oscar Myer Wieners
Sherwin Williams paint
As well there are AV materials relating to his full length film
Die Thomaner (1941)
Don’t Hurry Past: Cerebral Palsy