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Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

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On the steps of the US Capitol, Skip Blumberg and Andy Mann experiment with their Sony Portapaks following Richard Nixon's resignation

On the scene in Washington in the aftermath of Nixon’s resignation, Skip Blumberg and Andy Mann took a break from shooting tape for TVTV’s four-part series Gerald Ford’s America (1975). In a lull between interviews with elected officials, Skip and Andy experimented with their cameras to dizzying effect.

These outtakes from Gerald Ford’s America have been assembled to simulate the effect of a two-channel video presentation.

Digitized by BAMPFA with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Skip Blumberg: “Well, representative Andy, what’s going to happen? Am I going to get dizzy or are you going to get tired?”

Andy Mann: “You’re going to get dizzy before I get tired.”