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Accession 09-047

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1984-1985, 1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1984-1985, 1992
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 09-047
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" and other films associated with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Life in the Sea Hall. "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by PBS. It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems of tropical coral reefs filmed in the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Belize, and it focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the NMNH Marine Systems Laboratory. The film won several awards including the 1984 Best Nature Production Award from the International TV Movie Festival; a second-place award at the 1985 National Educational Film Festival; and a 1986 Gold Medal and Diploma of the International Scientific Festival. Materials include a master, dubbing masters, a film transfer master, and related materials on 1" magnetic tape and 3/4" U-matic videotape.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" and other films associated with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Life in the Sea Hall. "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by PBS. It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems of tropical coral reefs filmed in the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Belize, and it focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the NMNH Marine Systems Laboratory. The film won several awards including the 1984 Best Nature Production Award from the International TV Movie Festival; a second-place award at the 1985 National Educational Film Festival; and a 1986 Gold Medal and Diploma of the International Scientific Festival. Materials include a master, dubbing masters, a film transfer master, and related materials on 1" magnetic tape and 3/4" U-matic videotape.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-047, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

"Living Marine Ecosystems," Promo, Master, 6/26/1985, 1" magnetic tape

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"Blue Planet," Promo, Film Transfer Master, 6/21/1985, 1" magnetic tape

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"Coral Reef" ("The Sea: A Quest for Our Future"), Dub, 8/16/1984, 57:00, 3/4" U-matic

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"The Sea: A Quest for Our Future," White Titles, Visual Time Code, 10/18/1984, 56:45, 3/4" U-matic

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"The Sea" A Quest for Our Future," Dub Master, 56:41, 3/4" U-matic

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"Coral Reef," Dubbing Master, 3/4" U-matic

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"Marine Ecosystems Introductory Video," 4/3/1992, 3:00

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