Productions,
circa 1984-1995

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 14-208
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1984-1995
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-208, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
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Keywords
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Adey, Walter H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loveland, Karen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Redford, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Botany Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Marine Systems Laboratory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Life in the Sea Hall Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space Biospheres Ventures Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biosphere 2 (Project) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exploring Marine Ecosystems (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Sea: A Quest for our Future (Motion picture : 1984) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exploring Marine Ecosystems (Motion picture : 1995) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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