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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 02-103

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1988-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1988-1989
Quantity: 5.58 cu. ft. (10 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 02-103
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the video elements that comprise the "Dinosaurs" component of the "Dinosaurs/Insects" video, sold under the title, "Creatures Great and Small," of the Smithsonian Video Collection (SVC). The SVC was developed as a video series for general audiences and represented the Institution's first venture into the home video market. In addition to "Creatures Great and Small," the Office of Telecommunications, in collaboration with the Eastman Kodak Company, completed four other SVC projects in its first year (1989): "The Zoo behind the Zoo," "Flying Machines," "Gems and Minerals," and "First Ladies." Each video featured a behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian, its staff, work, and collections. People and places featured in "Creatures Great and Small" include paleontologists Nicholas Hotton, Walter C. Alvarez, Hans Dieter Sues, and Robert Bakker; and excavations at Proctor Lake, Texas. Materials include original video footage, window dubs, masters, and original sound. See Box 9 for VHS reference viewing copy.

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These records document the video elements that comprise the "Dinosaurs" component of the "Dinosaurs/Insects" video, sold under the title, "Creatures Great and Small," of the Smithsonian Video Collection (SVC). The SVC was developed as a video series for general audiences and represented the Institution's first venture into the home video market. In addition to "Creatures Great and Small," the Office of Telecommunications, in collaboration with the Eastman Kodak Company, completed four other SVC projects in its first year (1989): "The Zoo behind the Zoo," "Flying Machines," "Gems and Minerals," and "First Ladies." Each video featured a behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian, its staff, work, and collections.

People and places featured in "Creatures Great and Small" include paleontologists Nicholas Hotton, Walter C. Alvarez, Hans Dieter Sues, and Robert Bakker; and excavations at Proctor Lake, Texas. Materials include original video footage, window dubs, masters, and original sound. VHS reference viewing copies of Smithsonian Video Collection: "Creatures Great and Small" are found in Box 9.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-103, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

D1 Dale Russel Interview I - Original Betacam footage

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D2 Dale Russel Interview II - Original Betacam footage

Box 1 of 11

D3 Dale Russel Interview III - Original Betacam footage

Box 1 of 11

D4 Dale Russel Interview IV - Original Betacam footage

Box 1 of 11

D5 - D11 Procter Lake - Original Betacam footage

Box 1 of 11

Box 2

D12 - D22 Proctor Lake - Original Betacam footage

Box 2 of 11

Box 3

D23 - D33 - Original Betacam footage

Box 3 of 11

Box 4

D34 - D44 - Original Betacam footage

Box 4 of 11

Box 5

D45 - Arnie Lewis, Paleo Prep - Original Betacam footage

Box 5 of 11

D46 - Paleo Prep, Arnie Lewis and Connie Barate(?) - Original Betacam footage

Box 5 of 11

D47 - Paleo Prep, Fred Crader (?), Phylis (?) - Original Betacam footage

Box 5 of 11

D48 - Photos and Hans - Original Betacam footage

Box 5 of 11

D49 - Hans Dieter Sues - Original Betacam footage

Box 5 of 11

D50 - D51 Hans - Original Betacam footage

Box 5 of 11

D52 - Hans - Original Betacam footage

Box 5 of 11

D53 - Clemmens - Original Betacam footage

Box 5 of 11

D54 - Missing at the time of transfer

Box 5 of 11

D55 - D56 - Clemmens - Original Betacam footage

Box 5 of 11

Box 6

D57 - D59 - Walter Alvarez - Original Betacam footage

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D60 - Alvarez and Rockies (?) - Original Betacam footage

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D60 - D64 - Robert Bakker - Original Betacam footage

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D65 - D67 - "Life of Dinos" - Original Betacam footage

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Box 7

D68 - D73 - "Life of Dinos" - Original Betacam footage

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D74 - Museum Dino Hall pick-up - Original Betacam footage

Box 7 of 11

D75 - Museum Dino Hall; Time column - Original Betacam footage

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D76 - Gurche Time Column - Original Betacam footage

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D78 - D79 - "Life of Dinos" - Original Betacam footage

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Box 8

D79 - D80 - Dino stills - Original Betacam footage

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D81 - D86 - Nick Hotton, includes interview - Original Betacam footage

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D87 - Exterior of Natural History Building - Original Betacam footage

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D88 - Dinostore - Original Betacam footage

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D89 - Make up with Hotton - Original Betacam footage

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Box 9

VHS Reference Viewing Copies - "Creatures Great and Small"

Box 9 of 11

D90 - D91 - Make up with Hotton - Original Betacam footage

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D92 - D94 - Stills - Original Betacam footage

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D112 - Original Betacam footage

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D118 - Visual Production, tape 2 - Original Betacam footage

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D124 - Master - Original Betacam footage

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D200 - "Planet of the Dinos" - Original Betacam footage

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D201 - Dinosaur Drawings; Michael Brett-Surman sequence - Original Betacam footage

Box 9 of 11

Box 10

D110 - 3/4" Window Dub of Betacam Original - A-Roll Dinosaurs Map/Graphic 11/8/88

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D111 - 3/4" Window Dub of Betacam Original - B-Roll Dinosaurs Map/Graphic 11/8/88

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D113 - 3/4" Window Dub of Betacam Original - "Images of Life" 11/2/88

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D119 - 3/4" Window Dub of Betacam Original

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D120 - 3/4" Window Dub of Betacam Original

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Box 11

603 "Dinosaurs" - Betacam SP Uncorrected Edited Master (11/23/88)

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603 "Dinosaurs" - Betacam SP Uncorrected Edited Master (12/08/88)

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603 "Dinosaurs" - 4-Track Sound (11/28/88) - 3 reels

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