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Accession 06-235

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1989-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1989-1991
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 06-235
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of videotapes and an audiotape created during the production of "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands." This one-hour film, completed in 1989, was produced by Karen Loveland and narrated by Robert Redford. The film follows the staff of the National Museum of Natural History's Marine Systems Laboratory and Arizona's Space Biospheres Ventures as they work with scientists, architects, engineers, and builders in their attempt to create Biosphere 2, an experimental model of the Earth's ecosystems. People and places featured include, Walter H. Adey, John (John Polk) Allen, Margaret Augustine, Edward P. Bass, the Florida Everglades, the Great Barrier Reef, and the greenhouse complex at the United States Soldier's and Airmen's Home in Washington, D.C. Also included are scenes aboard the Smithsonian research vessel "Marsys Resolute." Materials include the opening sequence, edited masters, stereo mix protection master, and the final production.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of videotapes and an audiotape created during the production of "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands." This one-hour film, completed in 1989, was produced by Karen Loveland and narrated by Robert Redford. The film follows the staff of the National Museum of Natural History's Marine Systems Laboratory and Arizona's Space Biospheres Ventures as they work with scientists, architects, engineers, and builders in their attempt to create Biosphere 2, an experimental model of the Earth's ecosystems. People and places featured include, Walter H. Adey, John (John Polk) Allen, Margaret Augustine, Edward P. Bass, the Florida Everglades, the Great Barrier Reef, and the greenhouse complex at the United States Soldier's and Airmen's Home in Washington, D.C. Also included are scenes aboard the Smithsonian research vessel Marsys Resolute. Materials include the opening sequence, edited masters, stereo mix protection master, and the final production. Note: A copy of "Our Biosphere" is available in the Reference Library (Resv18).

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-235, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

"Biosphere II," Opening Section, 3/4" U-matic

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"Biosphere II," Discovery Channel Version, Edited Master, 43:45, 3/12/1991, D2 cassette

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"Earth in Our Hands," Revised, 54:00, 12/13/1989, 3/4" U-matic

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"Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands," Stereo Mix, Protection Master, 47:50, 4/4/1991, 1" magnetic tape

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"Biosphere Adventures," Edited Master, 30:33, 3/4" U-matic

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