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Very First Half-Inch Videotape Festival Ever, The; Video playback is explained to Russell Connor

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This short excerpt from "The Very First Half-Inch Videotape Festival Ever" features the host, Russell Connor, asking a participant named Richard to demonstrate the playback facility of material that had been filmed just a few minutes earlier. Approximate date: 1970


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Program
Very First Half-Inch Videotape Festival Ever, The
Title

Video playback is explained to Russell Connor

Program Description

For this work video makers using the portapak were invited to bring their works into the WGBH studio, where the pieces were played back from and shot off of monitors. Host Russell Connors and others interviewed participants (including representatives of Top Value Television and a young Bill Viola) about their work. Television viewers were encouraged to call into the station with their comments and were given contact information for the participants. The work shown represents the explosion in the use of video after the invention of the portapak.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Video equipment
Interviews
Connor, Russell
Live television programs
Video recordings
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Film and Television
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Very First Half-Inch Videotape Festival Ever, The; Video playback is explained to Russell Connor,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1D549C035A2641508EE09899361161CD.
MLA: “Very First Half-Inch Videotape Festival Ever, The; Video playback is explained to Russell Connor.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1D549C035A2641508EE09899361161CD>.
APA: Very First Half-Inch Videotape Festival Ever, The; Video playback is explained to Russell Connor. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1D549C035A2641508EE09899361161CD
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