Audiovisual material

Audiovisual material

Part of


  • Chuck Hoberman (creator)
  • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)


Audiovisual material

Dates of creation


Level of archival description

Series 5

Extent and Medium

  • 175 video recordings including:
  • 101 MiniDV cassettes
  • 59 Betacam SP cassettes
  • 6 DVCAM cassettes
  • 5 U-matic cassettes
  • 2 Hi-8 cassettes
  • 1 Betacam cassette
  • 1 Digital Betacam cassette

Scope and Content

The Audiovisual material series, 1990 – 2002, consists of 175 video recordings that document various aspects of Hoberman’s work in transformable design, as well as the operations of his company Hoberman Associates, Inc. This includes broadcast footage featuring Hoberman, media coverage of installations and exhibitions, interviews with Hoberman, promotional material produced by Hoberman Associates Inc., documentary footage of toy and business-related activities, and home videos.

Material consists of analog and digital recording techniques on a variety of formats including MiniDV cassettes, Betacam SP cassettes, DVCAM cassettes, U-matic cassettes, Hi-8 cassettes, Betacam cassettes and Digital Betacam cassettes.

The majority of the records date from the mid to late 90’s to early 2000’s.

Video recordings in this series are about Hoberman and/or were produced by his company, Hoberman Associates, Inc. It includes television programs featuring Hoberman, media coverage relating to specific projects such as the Iris Dome and other expanding geodesic spheres, promotional videos for toy products, documentary footage of international business operations, and media coverage of notable events such as the installation and inauguration of the Hoberman Arch at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and footage of Bill Clinton with the Hoberman sphere. While there are some completed broadcast productions in the series, the majority of the material is comprised of audio-visual production elements including raw footage, rushes, cuts, rough edits, masters, and compilations.

Reference Number


Physical Description

Material in this series requires specific playback equipment and may not be available for consultation. Please contact the CCA reference department (ref@cca.qc.ca) for further information


This series is divided into 6 sub-series:

AP165.S5.SS1 Broadcast

AP165.S5.SS2 Project

AP165.S5.SS3 Compilation

AP165.S5.SS4 Toy

AP165.S5.SS5 Home movies

AP165.S5.SS6 Miscellaneous

Conditions governing access

  • Access by appointment only. Home movie material in sub-series AP165.S5.SS5 is restricted and not available for consultation.

Conditions governing reproduction

  • For copyright information or permission to reproduce material from the fonds, please contact the CCA (reproductions@cca.qc.ca).

Custodial history

Material first arrived at the CCA in November 2012 in support of the Archaeology of the Digital project. It was initially arranged and described by Brian Mekis, CCA Cataloguer, in 2013. The Audiovisual material series was further processed by Alexandra Jokinen, Digital Processing Archivist, in 2017.

Language of material

Documents are in English.


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