Raw footage of SFU Burnaby campus with some unscripted commentary shot on 20 October 1987 by Frank Campbell of SFU's Instructional Media Centre. Opens with scenes of people walking on campus. A plane is heard flying overhead. The camera turns towards a view over the city of Vancouver and then pans back out. A student is seen walking across the field next to the theatre. In the next shot, voices and footsteps can be heard. Students are shown studying outside in the sunshine. In the next scene, a gentleman speaks briefly to the camera. The footage ends zoomed in on a student reading a book.
Disjointed series of shots taken at SFU. Each section is only a few frames and focuses on the buildings, students and scientific experiments and equipment. Opening shows backhoe removing partly burned trees (presumably clearing for campus). Next shot is of AQ and red mosaic mural in background, and "swamp" in foreground where reflecting pond is now located.
Raw footage showing helicopter landing in open field on SFU Burnaby campus. Remainder of the footage shot from the helicopter flying over and circling the Burnaby campus. Ends with shots of downtown Vancouver from over the open water.
Item is a film featuring the sights and sounds of all aspects of attending SFU in early 1970s, from the bus ride to registration to lectures, lunch, and leisure. Current research, issues of the day and the various departments are presented through original lecture audio. Impressions of SFU by students and staff are revealed in interview-style discussion, coupled with thoughtfully shot footage. Interspersed are artistically shot scenes of a sunny campus with a gentle guitar strum. Unlike more contemporary moving image profiles created by SFU, it is not narrated with a script nor overtly promotional.