Raw footage for the documentary "None of the Above," a documentary focusing on non-voters during the 1996 presidential election. This tape features footage from in and around the Democratic National Convention in 1996. We watch as the camera operator, Tom Weinberg, makes his way to the United Center in Chicago on the last day of the convention. We also see footage from a Media Reform Conference that took place on that weekend.
00:00Copy video clip URL The tape begins with a conversation between Weinberg and another attendee of the Media Reform Conference. This lasts for just over twenty-five seconds.
00:26Copy video clip URL Cut to footage of Lincoln Park on DNC Sunday. Weinberg visits his mother in her apartment in Lincoln Park. The two watch the Chicago Air and Water Show from a high story window. This lasts for several minutes.
03:12Copy video clip URL Cut to footage of Michigan Avenue in the afternoon.
04:02Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from outside of the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Academy in Chicago.
04:26Copy video clip URL We follow Weinberg as he makes his way over to the United Center where the DNC is taking place. Weinberg also gathers footage of Hillary Clinton in the WGN Radio studios during an interview. It is rather hard to make everything out because of the fact that Weinberg is shooting from the outside through a plate glass window. This lasts for several minutes.
11:58Copy video clip URL Cut to C-SPAN footage of the DNC delegate count. Weinberg and friend, Skip Blumberg, sit and watch the events of the DNC unfold. The two make humorous comments as they watch the coverage. They also watch MSNBC’s coverage of the event. This lasts for several minutes.
21:52Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from inside of the United Center as cleaning crews tidy up the arena before the next day of festivities. Weinberg speaks with a group of Polish cleaning women about working at the United Center. He also speaks with Rotey Orr, a supervisor of one of the cleaning crews. Orr talks about her job and the work that it included. She also talks about meeting Reverend Jesse Jackson at the DNC. Other DNC employees are seen getting the multimedia presentations together. Weinberg also gathers footage of the various press organizations working at the event.
42:48Copy video clip URL Cut to outside of the convention where a man talks about his goal of creating two National family/free media days. His hope is that on both Memorial Day and Labor Day, families across the nation will stop watching, listening, and reading different forms of media and just focus on spending time with one another while incorporating art into whatever they end up doing together. The man has set up a medium sized poster where those passing by can contribute an illustration. A group of children show up and begin to make illustrations after laying out the rules for drawing on the poster.
45:28Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from The National Information Infrastructure Public Interest Summit in Chicago. A speaker finishes addressing the crowd by thanking those invovled with the conference. Shortly afterwards, attendees begin to make their way out of the conference hall. Weinberg speaks with a number of attendees including Charles Benton, Dee Davis, Mimi Pickering, and Larry Sapadin. Throughout this footage, the sound begins to get very choppy and is very hard to understand. This lasts for several minutes.
57:49Copy video clip URL Cut to footage of Weinberg at his home in Chicago. This lasts for the duration of the tape.
01:00:55Copy video clip URL Tape ends.