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MCKINNON FILMS LTD

Description
The film archive contains more than 200 hours of a diverse range of natural history, environmental and cultural footage of the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding seas. It includes a comprehensive collection of Arabian wildlife species and locations accumulated during the production of over 70 films in the past 25 years: Major series such as Channel 4’s ‘The Arabs’, BBC/Discovery’s ‘Arabia: Sand Sea and Sky’ and National Geographic’s ‘Tides of War’ and ‘Return of the Unicorn’. The collection also contains new Gulf cities and the oil and chemical industries. Material was shot on 16mm, super 16mm film and Digibeta. All is available on Beta SP and Digibeta and cleared for copyright.
Website
http://www.mckinnonfilms.com
Keywords
Natural history; Arabian states & territories; Animals; Arabia; Birds; Gulf states, Arabia; Marine life; Red Sea
Access
Prior permission.
Access for outsiders
Yes
Facilities
By appointment.
Charges
Ratecard on request.
Copyright
All copyright held.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video holdings: 50 hours of material transferred to video of which 30 hours (including final programmes and rushes) are from 16mm film, and 20 hours of rushes (underwater) originated on Beta SP. All of which is transferred to Beta SP and most is also on Digital Beta.
Film holdings: 120,000 feet of negative trims available but not transferred to video.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Microsoft ACCESS database established recently for for the video collection, cataloguing ongoing.
Card catalogue
Card indexes for trims negative and printed logs for most programmes.

Main Contact

Name
Ms. Anna James
Telephone
020 7449 0329
Fax
020 7483 2319
Email
mckinnonfilms@dial.pipex.com
Address
17 Norfolk Road
London
NW8 6HG

Alternate Contact

Name
Mr Michael McKinnon
Telephone
020 7267 5530
Fax
020 7267 4322
Email
mckinnonfilms@dial.pipex.com

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