By 'Editor, LDSCaNews'
LDS Film Producer May Retire
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- Colin Low knows a few things about living in
Southern Alberta, and his latest work perhaps shows it best of all of them.
"Moving Pictures" is about "art, war and growing up in Southern
Alberta," but is partly an autobiography of the last 100 years, even
covering his grandparents time. Low's grandparents crossed the Great
Plains with other Latter-day Saints and his father homesteaded just
south of Cardston. The Great Depression thwarted his farming efforts,
and Low's dad became foreman on the Church's Southern Alberta ranch.
Low was born in Cardston in 1926 and at 74, he may end up making his
most recent film his last one. And no wonder. He has been a pioneer,
like his grandparents in a way, in the film industry.
Since joining the National Film Board in 1945, low has produced over
200 films. His "In The Labyrinth" piece which he made for Expo 67 was
a pioneer piece of its own, leading the way for other IMAX films. In
1983, Low helped direct "Transitions" for Vancouver's Expo 86. This
film was the very first stereophonic 3D film. And it wasn't his only
"first" either. he also directed the first high definition IMAX film,
"Seville" in 1992. He also helped work on "2001: A Space Odyssey."
But he doesn't just work hard. He works well. He has been nominated
for nine Academy Awards, received the Order of Canada (one of the
highest honours given in Canada), and was the first Anglophone to
receive the Prix Albert-Tessier.
Lethbridge Herald, 14Dec2000
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