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Ray Cormier fonds
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CA UMASC MSS 419 (A13-38)
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1979-2006, predominant 1987-1997 (Creation)
- Cormier, Ray
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99 Videocassettes; 2 film reels
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Ray Cormier was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in the 1980s. Cormier was a a one-man production unit, at times filling all the roles necessary to create and produce a video: actor, writer, musician, director, videographer, editor, producer, and broadcaster. Cormier produced commercials and instructional videos that had regional and national impact. He worked for a number of production companies based in Winnipeg - Rainbow Video Service, Video Promotions, Abilities Research Inc., and MidCanada Production Services Ltd. Cormier's clients included Fortune Group 2000, Foster Marks Advertising, Glen Hanson Media, Lank Beach Productions, Bayer Healthcare Division, Ontario Pharmacists Association, Searle Pharmaceutical, and the Winnipeg Police Department. His commercials appeared on PBS, NBC, CKY-TV, CBC, Global-TV, CTV, MuchMusic, and A-Channel. Ray Cormier died unexpectedly on May 2, 2007.
The collection was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by the Estate of Wendy Cormier in 2010.
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This collection consists of video recordings of Cormier's work on Betacam videocassettes and VHS videocassettes, as well as one 8 mm film reel, and one 2 inch professional film reel. The collection reconstructs Ray Cormier's professional career and provides research material on marketing techniques and strategies, consumer and societal trends, and wedding and birthday rituals for the dates covered.
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This collection is arranged into two series: 1. Personal and Home Video 2. Professional and Promotional Video
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Inventory and finding aid created by Andrea Martin on May 2014.
Quality checked by Mary Grace P. Golfo on 24 March 2017.