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Accession 02-132

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1979-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1979-1989
Quantity: 4.58 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 02-132
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of video elements (1 inch magnetic, 3/4 inch U-matic, VHS), 1/4 inch audiotape, and 16mm film documenting seven productions. (1) The 1986 production "Looking at Earth" (also known as the "Radar Show") was a companion show to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition with the same name. The exhibit was concerned with shuttle radar imaging, and looked at the history of aerial and orbital views of the Earth, from camera-carrying pigeons to aircraft to satellites. (2) "The Reel Jungle," 1988, was a companion film to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Exhibition, "Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure," which showed the myths and misconceptions that artists and filmmakers have created about tropical rainforests. The film won a 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award. (3) "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," 1979, documented the construction of the Multiple Mirror Telescope and its potential for scientific discovery. (4) "Museums and Community," 1988, was a video released by the Office of Museum Programs, which was produced by the Smithsonian Kellogg Project in Museum Education to show how museums can become more involved in their communities. (5) "Enter Life," a 1986 animated film, accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition "The Earliest Traces of Life." The exhibition and film showed the critical stages thought to be involved in the establishment of living things on our planet based on Kenneth McCarn Towe's assessment of possible scenarios and probable hazards early life on Earth may have encountered. (6) "Communication: It's More Than Sound," 1982, was a training film for guards, information desk personnel, and docents for assisting hearing-impaired visitors. (7) "Phone Philm," 1976, was a companion film to the National Museum of American History exhibition "Person to Person" in the Electricity Hall that marked the 100th anniversary of the telephone.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of video elements (1 inch magnetic, 3/4 inch U-matic, VHS), 1/4 inch audiotape, and 16mm film documenting seven productions. The 1986 production "Looking at Earth" (also known as the "Radar Show") was a companion show to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition with the same name. The exhibit was concerned with shuttle radar imaging, and looked at the history of aerial and orbital views of the Earth, from camera-carrying pigeons to aircraft to satellites. "The Reel Jungle," 1988, was a companion film to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Exhibition, "Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure," which showed the myths and misconceptions that artists and filmmakers have created about tropical rainforests. The film won a 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award. "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," 1979, documented the construction of the Multiple Mirror Telescope and its potential for scientific discovery. "Museums and Community," 1988, was a video released by the Office of Museum Programs, which was produced by the Smithsonian Kellogg Project in Museum Education to show how museums can become more involved in their communities. "Enter Life," a 1986 animated film, accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition "The Earliest Traces of Life." The exhibition and film showed the critical stages thought to be involved in the establishment of living things on our planet based on Kenneth McCarn Towe's assessment of possible scenarios and probable hazards early life on Earth may have encountered. "Communication: It's More Than Sound," 1982, was a training film for guards, information desk personnel, and docents for assisting hearing-impaired visitors. "Phone Philm," 1976, was a companion film to the National Museum of American History exhibition "Person to Person" in the Electricity Hall that marked the 100th anniversary of the telephone.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-132, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

"Radar Show," Selected Pulls, Film Transfer Master, A-Roll, 4/16/1986, 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 1 of 5

"Radar Show," Selected Pulls, Film Transfer Master, B-Roll, 4/16/1986, 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

"The Reel Jungle", Dub Master, 8:49 min, 3/31/1988, 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 2 of 5

"The Reel Jungle", Edited Master, 8:49 min, 3/29/1988, 1" Magnetic Tape

Box 2 of 5

"The Reel Jungle", Dub, 8:49 min, 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 2 of 5

"The Reel Jungle", Dub, 8:49 min, VHS Tape

Box 2 of 5

"Radar Show," "Planet Earth Outs," Original Transfer Master, 4/16/1986, 1" Videotape

Box 2 of 5

"Radar Show," "Shuttle Imaging Radar," Original Transfer Master, 4/16/1986, 1" Videotape

Box 2 of 5

"Radar Show," Work Pix/Mix Tracks, 4/16/1986, 1" Videotape

Box 2 of 5

"Radar Show," "Planet Earth Globe," 1" Videotape

Box 2 of 5

"Radar Show," "Planet Earth," "Shuttle," "Goodyear Radar," Bump-Up, 4/17/1986, 1" Videotape

Box 2 of 5

"Radar Show," Work Pix/ Mix Tracks, U-matic Videotape, 4/17/1986

Box 2 of 5

"Radar Show," "Planet Earth" Outs,"Shuttle Imaging Radar," "Goodyear Bump-Up," "Planet Earth Globe," U-matic Videotape, 4/17/1986

Box 2 of 5

"Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," 28:00, 1989 Revision, Dub Master, 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 2 of 5

"Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," 28:00, 1989, Dub, 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 2 of 5

"Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," 28:00, 1989, Dub, VHS Tape

Box 2 of 5

"Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," Astrophysics, 30:00, 7/21/1982, Dub, 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 2 of 5

"Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," Astrophysics, 30:00, 7/21/1982, Dub, 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

"Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story, " Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona, 4/23/79, 16mm Release Prints

Box 3 of 5

"Radar Show," 16mm Release Print

Box 3 of 5

"Radar Show," 16mm Release Print, Silent

Box 3 of 5

"Radar Show," Original Camera Roll 1, 2, 4/8/1986, 16mm Release Print

Box 3 of 5

"Museum and Community," A-Roll, Part 2, 16mm OCN

Box 3 of 5

"Museum and Community," B-Roll, Part 2, 16mm OCN

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

"Museum and Community," 36 min, 9/23/1988, Release Print

Box 4 of 5

"Museum and Community," "B" D/N, 9/23/1988, 16mm

Box 4 of 5

"Museum and Community," "B" Neg S/T, 9/23/1988, 16mm

Box 4 of 5

"Museum and Community," I/P Neg, Roll 1, 16mm

Box 4 of 5

"Museum and Community," Rolls 1 and 2, S/T, 16mm

Box 4 of 5

"Museum and Community," A-Roll, Part 1, 16mm OCN

Box 4 of 5

"Museum and Community," B-Roll, Part 1, 16mm OCN

Box 4 of 5

"Museum and Community," C-Roll, Part 1, Super Titles, 16mm

Box 4 of 5

"Museum and Community," Office of Museum Programs, 36min, 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 4 of 5

"Museum and Community," Office of Museum Programs, 36min, 3/4" U-matic Tape .

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

"Phone Philm," 11/22/1983, 16mm Release Print

Box 5 of 5

"Phone Philm," 10/13/1984, 16mm Color I/N

Box 5 of 5

"Phone Philm," "A" Roll, 10/13/1984, 16mm I/N Snd Trk

Box 5 of 5

"Phone Philm," 10/13/1984, 16mm Mag Trk

Box 5 of 5

""Communication: More Than Sound, " " 1982, 16mm Release Print (3 copies)

Box 5 of 5

"Communication: More Than Sound, " 9:18 min., 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 5 of 5

"Enter Life, " Intro Narration, 16mm Mag Trk (Original)

Box 5 of 5

"Enter Life, " Intro Music, 16mm Mag Trk, (Original)

Box 5 of 5

"Enter Life, " Intro Mix, 16mm Mag Master, 5/28/1986

Box 5 of 5

"Enter Life, " Intro - Original Camera Rolls 1, 2, 3/28/1986, Reel 1 of 2, 16mm

Box 5 of 5

"Enter Life, " Intro - Original Camera Rolls 1, 2, 3/28/1986, Reel 2 of 2, 16mm

Box 5 of 5

"Enter Life, " ("How Life Began on Planet Earth), 16mm

Box 5 of 5

"Enter Life, " 16mm Release Print (3 copies)

Box 5 of 5

"Enter Life, " Master, 1/4" Audiotape

Box 5 of 5

"Enter Life, " 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 5 of 5