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Accession 02-199

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1987-1988

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1987-1988
Quantity: 6.66 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection: Accession 02-199
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual elements for the interactive video project that accompanied the exhibition "A Material World." The production incorporates video animation, puppetry, and on-location photography in two interactive videos, "Knowing Materials" and "Testing Materials." Among those featured in the production is racing driver Don Garlits whose dragster is on display. The exhibition, produced by the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Department of the History of Science and Technology, opened in April 1988. Using a broad sampling of objects from NMAH collections, it explores questions such as, "What is this object made of, why, and why does it matter?" It traces changes in the composition of artifacts over time and how the materials that are chosen affect the makeup and "feel" of our artificial environment. Materials include original 16mm camera rolls, Betacam transfers from film and 3/4" masters, original Betacam videotapes, 1/4" audiotape, U-matic videotapes, and 1" protection master videotapes.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual elements for the interactive video project that accompanied the exhibition "A Material World." The production incorporates video animation, puppetry, and on-location photography in two interactive videos, "Knowing Materials" and "Testing Materials." Among those featured in the production is racing driver Don Garlits whose dragster is on display. The exhibition, produced by the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Department of the History of Science and Technology, opened in April 1988. Using a broad sampling of objects from NMAH collections, it explores questions such as, "What is this object made of, why, and why does it matter?" It traces changes in the composition of artifacts over time and how the materials that are chosen affect the makeup and "feel" of our artificial environment. It is not clear when this material was transferred to the Archives. Materials include original 16mm camera rolls, Betacam transfers from film and 3/4" masters, original Betacam videotapes, 1/4" audiotape, U-matic videotapes, and 1" protection master videotapes.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-199, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

A Material World. Tapes 1-9. 10/7/87. Original Betacam Tapes

Box 1 of 8

A Material World. DC/Don Garlits. Tapes 1-3. 10/19/87. Original Betacam Tapes

Box 1 of 8

A Material World. Don Garlits Interview. 60 minute. Cassette Tape

Box 1 of 8

A Material World. L & T Clutches. Winston Finals. Pomona, California. 11/87. 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 1 of 8

A Material World. Testing Materials. High Speed Film. University of Delaware. Part 1 and Part 2. 12/8/87. Film Transfer. Betacam Tapes

Box 1 of 8

A Material World. Electron Microscope. Tapes 1-3. 12/16/87. Betacam Tapes

Box 1 of 8

A Material World. Tapes 1-8. For 1/6/88-1/8/88. Original Betacam Tapes

Box 1 of 8

A Material World. Don Garlits Swamp Rat Video Presentation. Transfer from 3/4" Dub. 1/27/88. Betacam Tape

Box 1 of 8

A Material World. L & T Clutches. Transfer from 3/4" Original. 1/27/88. Betacam Tape

Box 1 of 8

A Material World. Don Garlits Museum. 1/21/88. 1/4" Audiotape

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

A Material World. Tires. Tapes 1-5 for January 27th and 28th. Betacam Tapes

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. 'Garlits! The Videography.' Tapes 1-4. 2/15/88. Betacam Tapes

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. 'Don Gartlit's Museum.' Reel 1 and 2. Transfer Master. Betacam Tapes

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. 'Testing/ Gartlits #4.' 9:00. Transfer from 3/4" Original. 2/10/88. Betacam Tape

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. 'Swamp Rat.' 5:00. Transfer from 3/4" Master. 2/10/88. Betacam Tape

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. 'Top Fuel Experience.' Transfer from 3/4" Master. 2/10/88. Betacam Tape

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. 'Don Garlits.' Tape 1 and Tape 2. Transfer from 3/4" Tape. 2/11/88. Betacam Tapes

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. 'Kings of the Sport.' Reel 1 and 2, Tapes 1 and 2. Transfer from 3/4" Tape. 2/11/88. Betacam Tapes

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. Tape 1 and Tape 2. 2/15/88. 1/4" Audiotapes

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. Transfer from VHS Tape. 2/17/88. Betacam Tape

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. Music. Transfer from 1/4" Audiotape. 2/17/88. Betacam Tape

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. 2/17/88. 1/4"Audiotape

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. Micron Images and Animation. 2/17/88. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 2 of 8

A Material World. Music '20th Century Revolution.' Transfer from 1/4" Audiotape. 2/18/88. Betacam Tape

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

A Material World. B-Roll for Mix. 2/17/88. 1" Magnetic Tape

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. Clutch/Garza Builds. 2/18/88. 1"Magnetic Tape

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. Garza Molds. 2/19/88. Edited Master. 1" Magnetic Tape

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. Garza Composites. Tapes 1-8. Betacam Tapes

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. 'Knowing Materials.' Materials Kiosk 2. 2/19/88. Protection Master. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. 7 Segments. 4 Clutch Segments, Ganza Intro, Ganza Materials, Tires Intro. 2/19/88. Edited Master. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. Tires Material Segment. 2/19/88. Edited Master. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. Garza III/Tires Intro. 2/20/88. Protection Master. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. Narration 1 and Narration 2. 1/4" Audiotapes

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. 'Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse." Dub of Film Transfer Master. 3/14/88. 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. 'Analyzing Materials.' Music Transfer from Disc. 3/15/88. 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 3 of 8

A Material World. Goldilocks. Master Off Line. 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

A Material World. Edited Master. 2/18/88. 1" Magnetic Tape. Includes Knowing Materials, Garlit Intro, Garlit Materials Part One, Garlit Materials Part Two.

Box 4 of 8

A Material World. 'Knowing Materials.' Effects, Narration, Sync, Music. 2/18/88. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 4 of 8

A Material World. Narration. 3/18/88. 1/2" Audiotape

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

A Material World. Knowing Materials. Garlits Intro. Garlits Materials. Protection Master for Mix. 2/19/88. 1" Magentic Videotape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Clutches and Garza. Transfer of Edited Master. 2/18/88. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Garza Molds. Protection Master for Mix. 2/19/88. 1" Magnetic Master Tape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Baseball Animation/Visual Productions. Tapes 1-3. 3/3/88. Betacam Tapes

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. 'Computer Graphics.' 3/15/88. Original Betacam Tape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Baseball Music. Transfer from 1/4" Audiotape. 3/17/88. Betacam Tape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Tapes 1-3. Production Master. Betacam Tapes

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Goldilocks. Narration. Transfer from 1/4" Audiotape. 15 min. Betacam Tape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. 'Baseball.' Tapes 1-3. Film Transfer Master. 3/21/88. Betacam Tapes

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. B-Roll. 3/12/88. Betacam Tape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Material World II. Narration. Transfer from 1/4" Audiotape. 3/22/88. Betacam Tape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Material World II. Music. Transfer from 1/4" Audiotape. 3/22/88. Betacam Tape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Material World II. Lead, Clay & Baseball. Roho Shoot. 3/22/88. Betacam Tape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Dub from Exhibition Interactive Video Disc. 4/17/91. Dub Master. 3/4" U-matic Videotape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. Analyzing Materials. Master. :35 minutes. 1" Videotape

Box 5 of 8

A Material World. 'Testing Materials.' 3/23/88. 29:33 minutes. Edited Master. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

A Material World. Original Narration. 3/17/88. 1/4" Audiotape

Box 6 of 8

A Material World. Knowing Materials. 1" Xfers, SFX, Final Mix. 2/19/88. 1" Magnetic Audiotape

Box 6 of 8

A Material World. 'Baseball.' Film Transfer Master. 3/12/88. 1" Magnetic Audiotape

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

A Material World. 'Baseball.' Original Camera Rolls 1-6. 3/18-19/88. 35mm film

Box 7 of 8

A Material World. 'Baseball.' Original Camera Rolls 1-3. 12/1/87. 16mm film

Box 7 of 8

A Material World. 'Don Garlits.' Original Camera Rolls 1-3. 16mm film

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

A Material World. 'Garlits! Videobiography.' 1/29/88. Reels 1 and 2. 3/4" U-matic Videotape

Box 8 of 8

A Material World. 'Don Garlits.' Swamp Rat XXX. Video Presentation. 10/16/87. 3/4" U-matic Videotape

Box 8 of 8

A Material World. 'Don Garlits.' 1988. 3/4" U-matic Videotape

Box 8 of 8

A Material World. 'Kings of the Sport.' Reels 1 and 2. 3/4" U-matic Videotape

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