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Series 13 | A Finding Aid to the Robert Sperry papers, 1951-2002

Robert Sperry papers, 1951-2002

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Series 13: Moving Image Material, circa 1962-1998, undated
(Boxes 10-12, FC 13-18; 3.1 linear feet)

Moving image material includes video recordings and motion picture film with a wide range of content. Video recordings include two documentaries on Sperry, studio footage, exhibition footage. Motion picture film includes footage for Sperry's film "Profiles Cast Long Shadows" as well as other short films and experiments in a range of styles and genres, including animation such as the animated film "Henry," hand colored film, live action footage, abstract design, and narrative short films by Sperry. A research copy of eight film titles is available on DVD, including "Familiar Thickets", Celanton Painting", "Room", "Hamada", Skull Waves at Deception Pass", "Family", "Experimental Color Print", and "Food Color". Lab notes are also found for the films "Color Printing Experiement" and "Breakfast."
DescriptionContainer
Video Recordings
"Attitudes: Goal Setting for Achievement", 1988
1 videocassette (vhs)
10
31
"Bob Sperry in the Studio", 1987
2 videocassettes (vhs)
1 video labeled "Edited," 1 labeled "Uncut"
10
32
"Robert Sperry: A Northwest Master", 1998
1 videocassette (vhs)
10
33
"Views & Visions in the Pacific Northwest: The Making of an Exhibition", 1990
1 videocassette (vhs)
10
33
SAFECO Promotional Video", 1991
1 videocassette (vhs)
10
34
Film
Lab Notes for "Color Printing Experiment" and "Breakfast", circa 1966
10
35
Research Copy of 8 Film Titles, circa 2002
1 videodisc (dvd)
10
36
Film
"Animated Drawing Experiments", circa 1966
1 film reel
16 mm
11
"Animated Napolean", circa 1965
1 film reel
16 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 13
11
"Art 129", circa 1963
2 film reels
16 mm
11
"Belly Dancer", circa 1968
1 film reel
16 mm
11
"Breakfast", 1966
4 film reels
Reels include edited film, outtakes, A roll, and B roll
16 mm
Edited film, A Roll, and B Roll stored separately in film cans numbered FC 14-16; lab notes found in Box 10, Folder 35
11
"Celantano Painting", circa 1967
1 videodisc (dvd)
1 film reel
16 mm
See Box 10, folder 36 for research copy on DVD
11
"Caterpillar", circa 1967
1 film reel
16 mm
11
"Cello-Tak", circa 1967
2 film reels
Colored plastic applied to clear film strips
16 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 17-18
11
"Color Printing Experiment", circa 1966
3 film reels
A Roll, B Roll, C Roll
16 mm
Lab notes found in Box 10, folder 35
11
"Driving Footage", circa 1966
1 film reel
16 mm
11
"Experimental Color Print", circa 1967
1 videodisc (dvd)
1 film reel
16 mm
See Box 10, folder 36 for research copy on DVD
11
"Family", circa 1967
1 videodisc (dvd)
1 film reel
16 mm
See Box 10, folder 36 for research copy on DVD
11
"Familiar Thickets", circa 1967
3 film reels
Reels include positive sound print, magnetic soundtrack, and work print
16 mm
1 videodisc (dvd)
See Box 10, folder 36 for research copy on DVD; Note that work print leader reads "Village Potters of Onda," but footage matches the title "Familiar Thickets"
11
"Food Color", circa 1967
1 videodisc (dvd)
1 film reel
Hand colored
16 mm
See Box 10, folder 36 for research copy on DVD
11
Film
"Hamada", circa 1967
1 videodisc (dvd)
1 film reel
16 mm
See Box 10, folder 36 for research copy on DVD
12
"Hey There Voyager/Now Look Here Voyager", 1966
1 film reel
Hand painted optical soundtrack
16 mm
12
"Later Henry", circa 1965
2 film reels
Original and print of hand-painted film
16 mm
12
"Profiles Cast Long Shadows" Outtakes and Production Elements, 1967
7 film reels
Labels include "Amusement Park," "Amusement Park Skull Outtakes," "Prostitute Scene Outtakes," "Rape" A Roll, B Roll, Outtakes; and "Footage of Woman Outtakes"
16 mm
12
"Room", circa 1967
2 film reels
Labeled "Room" and "Mickey Guston (Profiles Segment), The Room"
16 mm
1 videodisc (dvd)
Research copy for reel labeled "Room" found in Box 10, folder 36; footage may be related to "Profiles Cast Long Shadows" project
12
"Skull Waves at Deception Pass", circa 1967
1 videodisc (dvd)
1 film reel
16 mm
Research copy found in Box 10, folder 36
12
"Stills - Band - Fire", circa 1966
1 film reel
16 mm
12
"Van - Motorbike", circa 1962
1 film reel
16 mm
12
"Visual Structure", circa 1965
1 film reel
16 mm
12
1 Motion Picture Film Reel from Box 11, "Animated Napolean"
FC 13
3 Motion Picture Film Reels from Box 11, "Breakfast"
FC 14-16
2 Motion Picture Film Reels from Box 11, "Cello-Tak"
FC 17-18

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