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  • [None of the Above raw #48]

    [None of the Above raw #48]

    Raw footage of Gene Tencza for “None of the Above,” a documentary that follows a number of non-voters during the 1996 presidential election and investigates the reasons why they don’t vote. Tape 2 of 4 for Tencza. Continue reading

  • [None of the Above raw #76]

    [None of the Above raw #76]

    Raw footage of Giovanna Dagnello, an actress and waitress at Pizzeria Uno, for “None of the Above,” a documentary about non-voters during the 1996 presidential election. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Diapers]

    [The 90’s raw: Diapers]

    Raw tape for the award-winning series The 90’s. The videomaker follows a delivery man for Riteway around Manhattan, learning about the service his company provides–door-to-door cloth diaper service. He also interviews mothers in their apartments and Central Park about their reasons for choosing to use cloth diapers and this service (their reasons were mostly environmental). Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #1]

    [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #1]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. The tape begins with an interview about a CD-ROM produced in conjunction with Time Magazine that chronicles Operation Desert Storm. Then, Maxi Cohen tours California’s Venice Beach, showing us some of its usual characters. Included are: a man with a Safe Sex plant (with condoms for leaves); a “peace scroll,” a giant petition urging the United Nations to make peace in the Persian Gulf; a hip-hop dance group; and Echo Man, a man who has the ability to make his unaided voice sound as if it is echoing. Continue reading

  • Pick Up Your Feet: The Double Dutch Show

    Pick Up Your Feet: The Double Dutch Show

    A sweet, interesting, and enjoyable documentary about a double dutch championship for junior high age kids in New York. The tape featured mainly local kids from Manhattan and the boroughs, but the event drew an international crowd to the Lincoln Center on 6/13/81. We spend time with the teams as they practice and compete and hear about how they train and how they feel about their sport. The tape manages to simultaneously capture all of the tension of the competition and give a personal look at a number of the teams. Blumberg manages to catch the participants at their most raw and emotional moments, like when a 10 (?) year old girl is sobbing uncontrollably like she had just lost a family member. Blumberg asks her what place her team got. They were #1. Continue reading

  • [Vermont Avenue: Extra Large Clothing Store, Y-Que]

    [Vermont Avenue: Extra Large Clothing Store, Y-Que]

    Raw footage of Los Angeles examining the up and coming area of Los Feliz on Vermont Avenue. Cameraman Skip Blumberg focusing many of his questions on the recession. Also features an accidental run-in with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Continue reading

  • Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall

    Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall

    A day-in-the-life documentary with Garry Marshall. Marshall was an executive producer for ABC and was responsible for such hit shows as Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days, and Mork and Mindy. This tape features several behind the scenes segments from these shows’ productions. Marshall is also interviewed about the nature of television production and comedy. Continue reading

  • It’s A Living: Barney

    It’s A Living: Barney

    Part of a series called It’s a Living, based loosely on Studs Terkel’s book Working. This tape follows a sanitation worker named Barney as he does his work. Continue reading