Film and video presentation

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Film and video presentation
Greenfield, Amy (Creator)
Pittsburgh Filmmakers (Associated name)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-09-23 - 1977-09-24
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-699
Greenfield, Amy
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc
Motion pictures -- Dervish
Motion pictures -- Element
Motion pictures -- Transport
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Pittsburgh Filmakers? September 23 and 24, 1977 Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Acquisition: Gift Amy Greenfield
Physical Description
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 1 hr., 43 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality ranges from good to very poor. For the most part, in streaming audio files 1 and 2, Amy Greenfield's voice is easily intelligible. However, some of the other speakers often sound as if they are far from the microphone, and their voices are correspondingly difficult to understand. The recording is marred by extraneous noise and periods of ambient noise; in particular, streaming audio file 2 includes a number of sections that consist of the sound of the film projector. In addition, beginning with the approximate first 2 minutes, there are sections (audience questions primarily) in streaming audio file 3 that are severely distorted and not intelligible.
Film-video dance artist Amy Greenfield introduces and comments upon her film and video works including Dirt, Transport, Element, and Dervish, at a presentation held by the Pittsburgh Film-Makers, in Pittsburgh, Penn., on September 23 and 24, 1977. Greenfield discusses her ideas on integration of camera work and human movement; her avoidance of pre-choreographing; and editing as the final choreography. The presentation includes extensive question and answer periods with the audience after the viewing of each film.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 78579121
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118551
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 76ad0fc0-c253-0135-c444-07bc68e687f9
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  • 1977: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Film and video presentation" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977 - 1977.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Film and video presentation" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 15, 2024.

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Film and video presentation