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Productions, 1968, 1980-1985, 1989-1994, 2002

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Uniform title:
Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)  Search this
Coral Reefs and the Discovery of New Resources on a Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)  Search this
Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million Years of Evolution (Motion picture : c. 1981)  Search this
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)  Search this
Coral Reefs: Understanding Their Passage Through Time (Motion picture : c. 1985)  Search this
The Sea: A Quest for our Future (Motion picture : 1984)  Search this
Tides of Maine (Radio program : c. 1994)  Search this
Subject:
Adey, Walter H  Search this
Loveland, Karen  Search this
Pierce, Robert  Search this
Anthony, Paul  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Marsys Resolute (Ship)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Life in the Sea Hall  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Marine Systems Laboratory  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Exhibitions  Search this
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)  Search this
St. Louis Zoological Park  Search this
Exploring Marine Ecosystems (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
59.04 cu. ft. (56 record storage boxes) (3.04 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Place:
Bahamas
Belize
Caribbean Area
Maine, Gulf of
Maine
Turks and Caicos Islands
Norfolk (Va.)
Virgin Islands
Date:
1980
1980-1985
1968, 1980-1985, 1989-1994, 2002
Topic:
Coral reef ecology  Search this
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
Marine ecology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-263
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
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Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259158

Productions

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
59.04 cu. ft. (56 record storage boxes) (3.04 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1968, 1980-1985, 1989-1994, 2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future;" "Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources;" "Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million Years of Evolution;" "Coral Reefs: Understanding Their Passage Through Time;" "Blue Planet;" "Coral Reefs and the Discovery of New Resources on a Blue Planet;" "Tides of Maine;" other films associated with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Life in the Sea Hall; and a film produced for the St. Louis Zoological Park about coral reefs. Much of the footage for these films was shot between 1980 and 1983 and was often used in multiple productions. Much of the footage was shot by Karen Loveland, Producer, Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor units, during NMNH research trips to the Caribbean and Maine on the ship, Marsys Resolute. Additional footage, also shot by Loveland, was taken in the NMNH laboratories and exhibits. Many of the films feature Walter H. Adey, NMNH, Department of Botany, Curator/Research Scientist, or were narrated by Adey.

"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.

"Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources" is a 30-minute version of "The Sea." It was produced in 1985 and distributed for educational purposes.

"Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million Years of Evolution" was produced in approximately 1981 and accompanied the first live coral reef exhibition at NMNH.

"Coral Reefs: Understanding Their Passage Through Time" (11:30) replaced "How to Make Use of 400 Million Years" in the live coral reef exhibition at NMNH in approximately 1985.

"Blue Planet" is a 15 minute film produced in 1985 to accompany the NMNH exhibition "Exploring Marine Ecosystems." The film focuses on work performed in the Marine Systems Laboratory and also compares and contrasts the Maine coast with a tropical coral reef. Both ecosystems were reproduced in the exhibition.

"Coral Reefs and the Discovery of New Resources on a Blue Planet" is a 28 minute film produced in 1985. It chronicles the odyssey of a dozen NMNH scientists aboard the Marsys Resolute as they explore the ecology of coral reefs in the Caribbean. The expedition seeks to discover how coral reefs are able to flourish in notoriously nutrient-poor waters. The film was produced by Karen Loveland, directed by Karen Loveland and Robert Pierce, and narrated by Paul Anthony. The film was a Blue Ribbon winner at the American Film Festival.

"Tides of Maine" is a 30-minute radio program produced in approximately 1994. It is a recording of a ship's log during a voyage from Norfolk, Virginia to the Gulf of Maine with Walter H. Adey and his crew. This audio documentary records life aboard the Marsys Resolute and chart's Adey's stories as a seafaring scientist. Adey tracks and explains plant and animal specimens encountered during the trip.
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)  Search this
Coral Reefs and the Discovery of New Resources on a Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)  Search this
Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million Years of Evolution (Motion picture : c. 1981)  Search this
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)  Search this
Coral Reefs: Understanding Their Passage Through Time (Motion picture : c. 1985)  Search this
The Sea: A Quest for our Future (Motion picture : 1984)  Search this
Tides of Maine (Radio program : c. 1994)  Search this
Coral reef ecology  Search this
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
Marine ecology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-263, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 05-263
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-263

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