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Judith Wechsler papers, circa 1940-2003, bulk 1971-1994

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Series 3:
Aaron Siskind: Making Pictures
Production Records
, 1988-2003
2.5 Linear feet
Boxes 2, 11-12, 16-18, 21

Series includes mainly production records from the creation of the film
Aaron Siskind: Making Pictures
, including original sound recordings, film outtakes, trims, a fine cut work print, and a video copy of the final work. Also found is a flyer describing the documentary, a letter to the film lab (which also refers to the Harry Callahan documentary), and a letter from someone interested in accessing the material for research. Interviews with Siskind conducted for the documentary are available in their entirety among the original sound reels, which also contain wild sound (shot without picture) and voiceover recordings. A partial transcript of the interview material is also available. Film elements are found for sequences labeled "Hartford Reception" and "Highway Footage" and for additional unnamed sync, silent, and soundtrack elements. Photographs of original film containers, discarded during processing, show the filmmaker's original box labels.
Description Container Select
Flyer, 1991
2
4
Letters and Film Lab Records, 2003, 1988-1991
2
5
Partial Transcript of Unedited Footage, 1991
Corresponds to camera rolls 1-8, and sound rolls 12-13
2
6
Photographs of Original Film Containers, 1991
2
7
Original Sound Recordings, 1990
6 Sound tape reels
Numbered 1-6
2
8-10
Original Sound Recordings, 1990
7 Sound tape reels
Numbered 7-13
21
3-6
Work Print, Outtakes, and Trims
Hartford Reception, 1990
2 Film reels
Work print picture and soundtrack
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 103-104
11
Highway Footage, 1990
2 Film reels
Work print picture and soundtrack
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 105-106
11
Unidentified Soundtrack, 1990
1 Film reel
Work print soundtrack
16mm
Film can numbered FC 107
12
Outtakes, 1990
2 Film reels
picture and soundtrack; slate at head: "Camera roll 9, sound roll 7"
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 108-109
12
"Reconstituted Trims", 1990
2 Film reels
picture and soundtrack
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 110-111
12
Trims and Outtakes, 1990
3 Film reels
3 reels in 2 film cans
Picture
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 117-118
12
Trims and Outtakes, 1990
13 Film reels
13 reels in 3 film cans
picture
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 112-114
16
Trims and Outtakes, 1990
10 Film reels
10 reels in 2 film cans
picture
16mm
9 sound track film reels
9 reels in 1 film can
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 115, 116, and 119
17
Trims and Outtakes, 1990
8 sound track film reels
8 reels in 1 film can
16mm
Film can numbered FC 120
18
Fine Cut, 1991
1 Film reel
picture only; note on can: "Work print for negative cut"
16mm
Film can numbered FC 121
12
Edited Work, circa 1991
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Video copy
2
11

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