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A Place to Stand

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1666 (35mm); 700 (16mm)
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University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario: 16mm.

"Produced for the Ontario Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal, A PLACE TO STAND surveys people and places, industry and economy, culture and recreation in this province. An eclectic collage of visual and sound effects, the film is particularly notable for Christopher Chapman's extensive use of the travelling mat technique, which segments the screen to provide a variety of simultaneous action."

University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario: 16mm.

York University, Toronto, Ontario: 16mm.

Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario: 16mm.

Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario: 16mm.

Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm, VHS.


American Cinematographer (August 1967).

George C. Konder, "A Place to Stand" (2004). (

Internet Movie Database.

Through the use of Chapman's " multi-dynamic image technique", "A Place to Stand" could show up to fifteen images simultaneously on a single screen. Screened in 70mm at Expo 67. Won the Best Live Action Short Subject Academy Award in 1968. Also nominated in the Best Documentary Short Subject Category. Film of the Year at the 1968 Canadian Film Awards. Also won in the Best Sound Editing (Non-Feature) category.