The trials and tribulations of a cameraman Help




The trials and tribulations of a cameraman


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


2 film reels (14 mins., 48 sec.)


Scope and Content 


Item consists of a film created to demonstrate the difficulties of filming movies in cold climates. The film documents the making of the Hudson's Bay Company's 250th anniversary film called Romance of the Far Fur Country and captures the conditions in which the film was made.

Included in most of the footage is the cameraman filming Romance of the Far Fur Country. The film has many of the same scenes that appeared in Romance of the Far Fur Country; however the film ends abruptly and appears to be incomplete.


Restrictions on Access 


There are no restrictions on access to these records.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


The Hudson's Bay Company donated this film, and 13 others, to the British Film Institute (BFI) in 1956. Between 1956 and 2011 the BFI preserved, made duplicate copies and provided access to the film. In 2011 the British Film Institute donated the film to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.


Related Material 


The following films donated by the British Film Institute have been added to HBCA's library collection: Ft. [Fort] St. James, B.C.; The World's Largest Fur Auction; The Great Arctic Seal Hunt. Please contact the Archives to view these films.


Entity or entities that created these records

These records were created by the following Hudson's Bay Company entity or entities. Click on the name of the entity for information about this entity and other records it created.

1920 :

Governor and Committee


How to proceed

These records must be consulted at the Archives of Manitoba. A video reference copy is available for viewing in the Archives' Research Room. Consult listings database to find location codes.

This material is not available for microfilm loan.

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