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Productions

Topic:
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
Everglades (Fla.)
Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
Date:
1989-1991
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).
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Biological diversity  Search this
Biotic communities  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-235, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-235
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-235

Production Records

Topic:
New Age: A Videowall Experience (Video recording : 1990)
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Sea: A Quest for Our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Magnificent Voyagers (Documentary film)
Global Environment: Are We Overreacting? (Video recording : 1989)
Northwest Indian Mask Making (Documentary film : 1987)
Reunions: Memories of an American Experience (Documentary film : 1979)
Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)
Tigers! (Video recording : c. 1995)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Movie Palaces (Motion picture : 1986)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Date:
1979-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film and video production activities of Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects for the Office of Telecommunications. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production shoot lists, scripts, and credits; budget summaries; license agreements and contracts; press releases; grant information; and on-site production shoot photographs.

Productions documented in these records include: "The New Age: A Videowall Experience," "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of America's Future," "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands," "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future," "Magnificent Voyagers," "The Global Environment: Are We Overreacting?," "Northwest Indian Mask Making," "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience," "Blue Planet," "Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources," "Tigers!", "The First Ladies," and "The Movie Palaces."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Motion Pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Budget  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-153, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-153
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-153

Productions

Topic:
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)
The Sea: A Quest for our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Exploring Marine Ecosystems (Motion picture : 1995)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1984-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of several films featuring the research of Walter H. Adey, Curator/Research Scientist in the Department of Botany and the Marine Systems Laboratory at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and filmed by Karen Loveland, Producer in the Office of Telecommunications.

"Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands" is a 60 minute film produced in 1989 and narrated by Robert Redford. The film follows the staff of the Marine Systems Laboratory and Space Biosphere 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.

"The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems of tropical coral reefs and focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the 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.

"Exploring Marine Ecosystems" is the collective name for six short videos that accompanied the exhibition of the same name in the Life in the Sea Hall at NMNH. They were added to the exhibition in 1995.

Materials include videotapes, many of which are masters. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Coral reef ecology  Search this
Marine ecology  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-208, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-208
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-208

Production Records

Topic:
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
Quadrangle (Documentary film : c. 1984)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Enter Life (Motion picture : 1986)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Date:
1984-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the production and distribution of the motion pictures "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film;" "Quadrangle;" "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands;" "Enter Life;" and "Big Cats and How They Came to Be." Contracts include agreements with Pyramid Films, inc. regarding films animated by Faith Hubley and with Discovery Channel regarding distribution as well as limitations on the use of footage with Robert Redford. Materials include contracts, transcripts, concept statements, camera logs, correspondence, storage information, press releases, financial information, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Distribution  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-085, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 07-085
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-085

Productions

Topic:
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
19.5 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes) (3 tall document boxes) (2 film boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Place:
Everglades (Fla.)
Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
Date:
1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements for "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands," a one-hour film 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 Biosphere 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 Allen, Margaret Augustine, Edward Bass, the Florida Everglades, the Great Barrier Reef, and the greenhouse complex at the United States Soldier's and Airmen's Home in Washington, DC. Also included are scenes aboard the Smithsonian research vessel "Marsys Resolute." Materials include 16mm original camera rolls, 16mm original camera negatives, interpositives, original sound, and videotape transfers from film.
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Biological diversity  Search this
Biotic communities  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-197, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-197
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-197

Productions

Topic:
American Encounters (Video recording)
To Coexist: Diversity and Development (Video recording : 1989)
Diversity Endangered (Video recording : 1987)
Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet (Video recording)
Pueblo Resistance (Video recording : 1992)
Many Voices (Video recording : 1992)
Hispanic Resistance (Video recording : 1992)
Matachines Spanish: Bernalillo (Video recording : 1992)
Matachines Indian: San Juan (Video recording : 1992)
Only Death Will Take Me from This Place (Video recording : 1994)
Spreading Beauty Wherever I Go (Video recording : 1994)
Corn Is Who We Are (Video recording : 1994)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
1987, 1989, 1991-1993, 1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "American Encounters," "To Coexist: Diversity and Development," "Diversity Endangered," and "The Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet." "American Encounters" is a series of eight videos about Hispanic and Native American culture in New Mexico. The first five videos were produced in 1992 and shown in the permanent exhibition "American Encounters." These videos include "Pueblo Resistance" (14:14); "Many Voices" (9:29); "Hispanic Resistance" (11:20); "Matachines Spanish: Bernalillo" (8:19); and "Matachines Indian: San Juan" (8:01). In 1994, three 20-minute videos were added to the series to be distributed for educational purposes. These videos include "Only Death Will Take Me From This Place," a look at village life in northern New Mexico; "Spreading Beauty Wherever I Go," on the "lowrider" cars of New Mexico; and "Corn Is Who We Are," dealing with Pueblo Indian food. "To Coexist: Diversity and Development" was produced in 1989 for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The 30-minute program depicts how development professionals can take biological diversity into account when planning their projects. "Diversity Endangered" is a 10-minute video production demonstrating the interrelatedness of living organisms and the part that man plays in disturbing or preserving the crucial balance. The video was produced in 1987. "The Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet" is a 30-second public service announcement done by Robert Redford. This was possibly done in conjunction with "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands" which Redford narrated. Materials in this accession include original video, dub masters, window dubs, edited masters, and sound mixes on 1" magnetic tape, 3/4" U-Matic tape, Betacam SP, digital Betacam, and DAT tapes. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Biological diversity  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-202, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-202
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-202

Productions

Topic:
Sea: A Quest for Our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)
Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Cleaning Water Naturally: The Algal Turf Scrubber (Motion picture : 1994)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1984-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of several films and videos documenting marine ecology. Karen Loveland was the producer of most of these films which frequently featured Walter H. Adey, Curator and Research Scientist in the Department of Botany at the National Museum of Natural History. Materials include original footage, audio components, musical scores, final programs, a script, and related materials for documentaries, educational programs, exhibition videos, and presentations. Materials also include segments of a television program featuring Adey. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Marine ecology  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-257, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 17-257
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-257

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