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Slow-motion time ; Genetics

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 83

Scope and Contents

SEGMENT 1: Slow-Motion Time. Both high-speed and slow-motion photography may be used to show details that are not necessarily seen by the human eye. Film material is presented that shows slowmotion images of a fly, a hummingbird, liquids, and an airplane explosion and demonstrates the diversified uses of this photographic technique. For example, the airline whose plane crashed may be able to determine the cause by viewing slow-motion images of the accident. The films were produced by the Wollensack Optical Company, Henry Lester, Bell Laboratories and Cleveland Aeronautics. SEGMENT 2: Genetics. In this second program in the series on genetics, Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH Department of Anthropology, explains how a knowledge of dominant and recessive hereditary characteristics helps predict the probable make-up of an unborn child. Sweet peas and guinea pigs are used to demonstrate Mendel's laws of genetics (dominant traits). An expecting couple ask questions about hereditary characteristics throughout the segment.

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through inter-library loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Nov. 14, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138734

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Perry Wolff, producer; Robert Northshield and Jac Venza, assistant producers; Perry Wolff and Shelby Gordon, writers; Grover Cole, production design; Jerry Bender, supervisor of film; Al Mifelow, program assistant; Perry Miller, film research; J. Jack Howerton, technical director; Myron Bleam, set director; Dean Nelson, lighting; Joan Woodward, associate director.

Title
Slow-motion time ; Genetics, 1954
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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