Pespire Street Scene
Assembled here is a collection of the film’s titles, credits and behind-the-scenes trivia presented for the historical record.
Photographs are included, as well.

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The Opening Titles consist of nine screens, each containing a thought or sentiment generalized from the film’s volunteer commentaries. The film’s title – Don’t Think / Some Days – is taken from the first two words in the first and last title screens.    (Click to Show/Hide detail...)

The Closing Credits consist of six screens identifying the volunteers associated with the film’s production and the In Country Peace Corps staff.    (Show/Hide detail...)


The Volunteers
Thirteen volunteers are included in the film’s closing credits.    (Show/Hide detail...)

The War
Production on the film was halted in July 1969 as a shooting war over immigration issues broke out between Honduras and El Salvador on July 14, 1969.    (Show/Hide detail...)

Cameras and Lighting
Two cameras were used to photograph the film.    (Show/Hide detail...)

Kodak Plus-X and Tri-X Panchromatic black & white reversal films were used for all camera originals.    (Show/Hide detail...)

Audio Recorders, Microphones and Mixers
Uher and Scully recorders captured the film’s audio elements.    (Show/Hide detail...)

Sound Track
Budget constraints (the film was produced for less than $1,000) precluded the use of synchronous sound recording, so all audio in the film was non-sync (otherwise known as wild-track).    (Show/Hide detail...)

Film Editing Equipment and Methodology
The film was edited on a Hollywood Film Company 4 gang 16mm synchronizer with an outboard Kalart-Victor viewer and a HFC magnetic amplifier.    (Show/Hide detail...)

Optical Effects
The film contains a single optical effect that was created by Cinema Research Corporation in Hollywood, California.    (Show/Hide detail...)

Release Prints
Release prints were made in the United States.    (Show/Hide detail...)

Videotape and Video File Conversions
The original 16mm film has evolved into ever newer media formats.    (Show/Hide detail...)

Image at The End of The Day
Some of the most indelible images encountered during filmmaking in 1960’s Honduras were those that occurred at the juxtaposition between a developing society and technology.    (Show/Hide detail...)

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