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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 02-107

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs

Productions, circa 1969-1974

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Title: Productions
Dates: circa 1969-1974
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 02-107
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "The Art of Organic Forms" and "Ode to the Pinniped." "The Art of Organic Forms" is 10 minutes in length and accompanied an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History comparing organic and artistic forms. The film was completed in 1969. "Ode to the Pinniped" is 6 minutes and 50 seconds in length and was featured in the Life in the Sea Hall. The film is told in the style of Lewis Carroll (narrated by Cyril Ritchard) and explores the life and times of the pinniped family. It was completed in 1974. Materials include original camera negatives, soundtracks, A and B rolls, and prints.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "The Art of Organic Forms" and "Ode to the Pinniped." "Art of Organic Forms" is 10 minutes in length and accompanied an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History comparing organic and artistic forms. The film was completed in 1969. "Ode to the Pinniped" is 6 minutes and 50 seconds in length and was featured in the Life in the Sea Hall. The film is told in the style of Lewis Carroll (narrated by Cyril Ritchard) and explores the life and times of the pinniped family. It was completed in 1974. Materials for both films include original camera negatives, soundtracks, A and B rolls, and prints.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-107, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm EKTA A-Roll

Box 1 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm EKTA B-Roll

Box 1 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm Composite Sound Track

Box 1 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm Opt. Sound Track Neg

Box 1 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm: Vishniak (Orig. Roll #1); Bean Growth (Col. Pos.); Raindrop (Orig.)

Box 1 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm: Sea Urchin Forms (Orig.); Butterfly (EB Orig. Col. Print); D.C. Sculptures (Roll #1)

Box 1 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm: Sandved Insects (Orig.); Vishniak (Orig.); Titles - Animation (Orig. ECN)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm A-Roll, Reel 1 of 4

Box 2 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm B-Roll, Reel 2 of 4

Box 2 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm C-Roll, Reel 3 of 4

Box 2 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm S/T, Reel 4 of 4

Box 2 of 2

The Art of Organic Forms, 16mm, Print #4 (Accession 15-242)

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, Rewritten Script, Cyril Ritchard, 11/72, 1/4" Audiotape

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, Tape 1, Cyril Ritchard, 11/72, 1/4" Audiotape

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, Tape 2, Cyril Ritchard, 11/72, 1/4" Audiotape

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, Cyril Ritchard, 11/72, 1/4" Audiotape

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, Cyril Ritchard, 1/72, 1/4" Audiotape

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, Original A-Roll, 1973, 16mm

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, Original B-Roll, 1973, 16mm

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, Original S/T, 1973, 16mm

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, 16mm Color Print 1, 7 minutes

Box 2 of 2

Ode to the Pinniped, 16mm Color Print, 8 minutes

Box 2 of 2