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Accession 09-077,  Smithsonian Productions,  Productions, 1989-2001

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Productions
Title: Productions
Dates: 1989-2001
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 09-077
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of videotapes and audio elements documenting Smithsonian orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) created by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early 1990s and released as "Guide to the Smithsonian" in 1994 with Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, narrating. A 2001 version replaced Heyman with Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, as narrator. Materials consist of 1" magnetic audio tapes, Betacam tapes, VHS, D-2, Digital8, digital audio tape, and 3/4" U-matics. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of videotapes and audio elements documenting Smithsonian orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) created by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early 1990s and released as "Guide to the Smithsonian" in 1994 with Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, narrating. A 2001 version replaced Heyman with Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, as narrator. Materials consist of 1" magnetic audio tapes, Betacam tapes, VHS, D-2, Digital8, digital audio tape, and 3/4" U-matics. Some materials are in electronic format.

Access Restriction

Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-077, Smithsonian Productions, Productions

Container List

Box 1

The Smithsonian Institution. 1/9/1989. Visual time code. U-Matic.

Box 1 of 5

Visitor Orientation Film. 11/20/2001. Edited master, not color corrected. Digital betacam. 21 minutes, 19 seconds.

Box 1 of 5

VIARC - EDL. 11/20/2001. (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 5

Visitor Orientation Film. 11/20/2001. Color corrected master. Digital betacam. 21 minutes, 19 seconds.

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Visitor Orientation Film. 11/20/2001. Open captioned. VHS. 21 minutes, 19 seconds.

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Visitor Orientation Film. 12/4/2001. Color corrected, open captioned. Digital betacam. 21 minutes, 19 seconds.

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Visitor Orientation Film. 12/4/2001. Open captioned. Digital betacam. 21 minutes, 19 seconds.

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Visitor Orientation Film. 12/4/2001. Clone. Digital betacam. 21 minutes, 19 seconds.

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VIARC. 9/11/2001. Rough cut. VHS.

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VIARC - Visitor Film. 9/20/2001. Rough cut. VHS.

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VIARC. 11/9/2001. Rough cut. VHS.

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VIARC Update - Tape #1: Discovery Theatre, When the Spirit Moves, American Presidency. VHS.

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VIARC - Tape #3: Natural History, Freer. VHS.

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Guide to the Smithsonian - 30 second and 20 second promotions. Dub, avid digital cut, funding POD. Betacam SP.

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Guide to the Smithsonian. Time code window dub. VHS. 20 minutes, 16 seconds.

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Guide to the Smithsonian. 7/16/1993. Edited master. D-2. 20 minutes, 16 seconds.

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Guide to the Smithsonian - Updated version with new voice over. 7/19/2000. Master. Digital betacam. 21 minutes, 22 seconds.

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Guide to the Smithsonian - Secretary's version. 9/19/1994. Edited maser. 1" magnetic tape. 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

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Ann Carroll Narration. 8/31/1999. Original master. Digital audiotape.

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VIARC - Narration Archive. 5/16/2000. Digital8.

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VIARC: Heyman Update - Secretary's Open. 12/23/1994. VHS. 1 minute.

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Box 2

VIARC: Heyman Update. 9/6/1994. Master, open captioned. D-2. 21 minutes, 18 seconds.

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VIARC/Heyman Update: 150th Anniversary. 10/30/1995. Master, open captioned. D-2. 21 minutes, 39 seconds.

Box 2 of 5

VIARC/Heyman Update: 150th Anniversary. 10/26/1995. Edited master, non-captioned version. D-2. 21 minutes, 39 seconds.

Box 2 of 5

VIARC Theatre: Maps of Museums - Graphics Build with Glow. 5/22/1989. Edited master. D-2. 10 seconds.

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VIARC Theatre. 5/22/1989. Protection master, audio: split tracks. D-2. 20 minutes.

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VIARC Theatre. 8/29/1989. Analog duplication of edited master, audio: stereo. D-2. 20 minutes, 43 seconds.

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

VIARC Theatre. 8/29/1989. Revised edited master, digital clone of edited master, audio: stereo. D-2. 20 minutes, 43 seconds.

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VIARC Theatre. 8/29/1989. Edited master, audio: stereo. D-2. 20 minutes, 43 seconds.

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VIARC Theatre. 5/18/1993. Protection master, stereo mix on 1 and 2. D-2. 20 minutes, 43 seconds.

Box 3 of 5

Revised VIARC Theatre Program. 7/12/1993. Master, open captioned. D-2. 21 minutes, 18 seconds.

Box 3 of 5

VIARC Orientation Interactive Videodisc - Segment Submaster #1: Zoo, Castle, African Art, Air and Space, American Art, Freer Gallery, Arts and Industries, Renwick, Natural History, Portrait Gallery, Sackler, Anacostia, Hirshhorn. 2/16/1989. Audio: split. D-2. Circa 12 minutes.

Box 3 of 5

VIARC Orientation Interactive Videodisc - Segment Submaster #2: American History, Introduction, A62 Layoff. 2/16/1989. Audio: split. D-2. Circa 2 minutes.

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

VIARC Orientation Interactive Videodisc. 4/17/1989. Revised edited master, audio: chapter 1 - full mix, chapter 2 - music only. D-2. 29 minutes, 36 seconds.

Box 4 of 5

VIARC Orientation Interactive Videodisc. 10/2/1989. Final edited master, audio: chapter 1 - full mix, chapter 2 - music only. D-2. 29 minutes, 36 seconds.

Box 4 of 5

VIARC Interactive Demo - The Smithsonian Institution Touch Screen Interactive Video Program. 1/24/1990. Edited master. U-Matic.

Box 4 of 5

1993 Revised Interactive VIARC. 8/31/1993. Revised edited master. D-2. 30 minutes, 47 seconds.

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1994 Final Revised Interactive VIARC. 1/31/1994. Revised edited master. D-2. 30 minutes, 47 seconds.

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1994 Revised Interactive VIARC Turbo. 3/26/1994. Revised edited master, clone. D-2. 30 minutes, 47 seconds.

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Box 5

VIARC Interactive Demo. VHS.

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VIARC Theatre. 5/22/1989. Protection master, audio: split tracks. 1" magnetic tape. 20 minutes.

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VIARC Theatre. 8/24/1989. Dub master, audio: mixed. 1" magnetic tape. 20 minutes.

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VIARC Theatre. 8/21/1989. Disk master, audio: stereo. 1" magnetic tape. 20 minutes, 43 seconds.

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VIARC Orientation Interactive Videodisc Language Submaster - Arabic, Chinese. 3/7/1989. Audio: mixed. 1" magnetic tape.

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VIARC Orientation Interactive Videodisc. 3/9/1989. Protection master, audio: chapter 1 - full mix, chapter 2 - music only. 1" magnetic tape. 29 minutes, 36 seconds.

Box 5 of 5

VIARC Orientation Interactive Videodisc. 3/9/1989. Edited master, audio: chapter 1 - full mix except narration only at foreign versions, chapter 2 - music only. 1" magnetic tape. 29 minutes, 36 seconds.

Box 5 of 5