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View of the Falls from the Canadian Side  (2006)

A film commissioned by The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto for it's Film is Dead - Long Live Film omnibus project. In 1896, William Heise photographed the first 35mm motion picture images of Canada at Niagara Falls. The 4 perforation camera system he used was designed and built by Thomas Edison and William K. Dickson. The stock was manufactured by George Eastman to Edisons’ specifications. This film was photographed using the same essential technology and is dedicated to the visionary ideas of those pioneers.

link to article by Genevieve Yue - senses of cinema #43, april-june 2007.

Technical Specifications

year(s) of production 2006
negative format
- anamorphic 35mm black & white / color (Ektachrome 64T,Ilford FP4 & Kodak 5269)
print format 35mm black & white (2302), color Ektachrome 64T (the camera original)
aspect ratio 1:2.35
projection speed 24fps
running time 6:56

John Price : cinematography, negative processing, printing.
Niagara Custom Lab : b&w print processing.