American Experience: Partners of the Heart
Today: Meet the Filmmakers
John Rhode:  video | transcript

Another great inspiration for doing the project was using old film stocks, reversal color, black and white, and with that we could try to recapture the same sort of footage that was created back in that time period. By using a Bell and Howell camera, it was another way we could achieve that, an old Bell and Howell, DR 70 camera with old style lenses. We could vary the film rate, and go wild with it, and use the trigger and stutter the trigger. Whatever we could pull out of that camera we did. And also we scratched the film a little bit, ran it through a projector about 15--20 times and it gave it a feeling of looking back. This distinguished the recreation footage from the interview footage, which we shot on contemporary negative film stock.