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  • [TVTV Goes to the Superbowl: selects from Wussler and Super Night at the SuperBowl]

    [TVTV Goes to the Superbowl: selects from Wussler and Super Night at the SuperBowl]

    Selects for the behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Superbowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Superbowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype. This video contains footage from a production meeting led by CBS TV Executive Bob Wussler and the taping of “Super Night at the SuperBowl,” a CBS television special. Continue reading

  • [TVTV Goes to the Superbowl raw: Super Night at the SuperBowl]

    [TVTV Goes to the Superbowl raw: Super Night at the SuperBowl]

    Raw footage of the behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Superbowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Superbowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype. This video contains footage from a party/banquet thrown by CBS and the taping of “Super Night at the SuperBowl,” a CBS television special. Continue reading

  • [TVTV Goes to the Superbowl raw: Bob Wussler]

    [TVTV Goes to the Superbowl raw: Bob Wussler]

    Raw footage from the behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Superbowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Superbowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype. This tape features an interview with CBS TV Executive Bob Wussler. Continue reading

  • Max Patkin #3

    Max Patkin #3

    00:00 This is a continuation of footage from an interview with Max Patkin, baseball clown. 01:02 Max Patkin ambles out onto the field to “coach first base.” The sound is spotty as he performs his act of imitating the first baseman. Then he starts to make faces and yell at the hitter and make funny first base “signals.” 8:00 Patkin tells jokes to the crowd. 09:07 Patkin goes out to “coach third base.” He dances to “Rock Around the Clock.” … Continue reading

  • Max Patkin #4

    Max Patkin #4

    00:00 This is a continuation of footage of Max Patkin, baseball clown. 01:00 Footage of Max Patkin doing his act at a minor league baseball game. He gets dowsed with water and covered in mud. The videomaker expresses dissatisfaction that he’s doing it on the wrong side of the field and the video only catches him from behind. 02:05 Patkin resumes “coaching” third base. His pants fall off. 05:40 Patkin is going to “show the Peoria Chiefs how to hit.” … Continue reading

  • Max Patkin #5

    Max Patkin #5

    00:00 This is the continuation of an interview with Max Patkin, baseball clown. 02:30 Patkin talks about touring with the Harlem Globetrotters. He talks for a little bit about Sweetwater Clifton’s baseball skills. He also did a show at football games, for the Baltimore Colts. 05:30 He has fun doing his work, even if he doesn’t get paid much. 06:21 His minor league baseball career ended when his arm bone got chipped by someone sliding into home plate. He says … Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #3

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #3

    Raw interview footage with Mark–the Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: 16 Inch Softball #1]

    [Chicago Slices raw: 16 Inch Softball #1]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series about everyday life in Chicago. In this video, we go to Mount Prospect to watch a 16-inch softball game played by “The Rabbits,” a nationally competitive team headed by Wally Peck. During the game, videomaker Doug Sawyer interviews Peck and a few other members of the crew, and captures the Rabbits’ loss to the Splinters. Continue reading