ACADEMY VISUAL HISTORY PROGRAM
The Academy’s Oral History Projects department was founded in December 2012 and has recorded over 185 interviews to date, an average of 35 interviews (or 140 hours) per year. Conducted by film scholars, subject specialists or trained oral historians, the interviews, generally 4 to 5 hours in length, provide an in-depth exploration of the filmmaker’s life and career.
Through the work of OHP, the Academy has also become the primary preservation repository for filmmaker interviews from the guilds and other sources. Over 1,500 interviews have been collected and over 700 digitally preserved, and the department has formed an alliance with its partners to co-produce interviews. Prior to the establishment of the department, the Margaret Herrick Library conducted over 70 long-form audio oral histories. The audio from this historic collection has now been preserved and the transcripts are available in the library.
For more information about Academy Oral History Projects, please visit http://www.oscars.org/oral-history
Oral History Projects Team: Teague Schneiter, Mae Woods, Jade Takahashi, Brendan Coates, Tuni Chatterji
Pacific Standard Time
For the Academy’s contribution to Pacific Standard Time – Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967-2017 – the Academy Oral History Projects department worked with a team of over 50 specialists (researchers, interviewers, camera crews, producers, translators, video editors) to record oral histories with notable Latino, Latin American and Chicano filmmakers.
The Oral History Projects team wishes to thank collaborators near and far:
Mateus Araújo Santos, Renata Galvao, Heloisa Passos, Paula Monte, Cibele Galvao, Eliane Lima, Diego Robles, Tiago Souza Barreiro, Carolina Charry Quintero, María Elena de las Carreras
Lourdes Portillo, Daniel Jaroschik, Tom Pickard, Lisa Dalton, Ellen Harrington, Carola Ash, María Elena de las Carreras
Lucia Nagib, Horea Laptes, Jean Baptiste, Yvan Rabé, Lisa Dalton, Carolina Charry Quintero
Los Angeles Crew:
Lourdes Portillo, Ellen Harrington, Luciano Castillo, Chad Wilson, Jonathan Harris, PJ Gaynard, Ezequiel Casares, Igor Kamoevi, Sven Kampka, Josiah Patrow, Ellen Harrington, Dara Jaffe, Jennifer Alpert, Silvia das Fadas, Sophia Serrano Wagner, Carolina Charry Quintero, Maria Elena de las Carreras, Robin Margolis, Diego Robles, Tayler Berez
Mexico City Crew:
Lourdes Portillo, Michael Ramos-Araizaga, Santiago Torres, Andrés García Franco, Alicia Segovia Juárez, Carolina Quintero Charry, Mae Woods, , Maria Elena de las Carreras, Iraís Fernández, Diego Robles
San Juan Bautista/San Francisco:
Lourdes Portillo, Sienna McLean LoGreco, Jonathan Harris, Silvia das Fadas
Charles Ramírez Berg, Jonathan Harris
Juana Suárez, Viviana Gómez Echeverry, Carolina Charry Quintero
Editors: Caitlin Díaz, Eliane Lima, Carolina Charry Quintero, Josiah Patrow
Transcription: Tiago Augusto Souza Barreiro, Daily Transcription, Audio Transcription Center
Research translators: Roderick Steel
Subtitles: Deluxe Localization
Special thanks: Genevieve Maxwell, Jade Takahashi, Anne Kelly, Adriana Galdos, Jean Moylan, Ruth Sweeney
The content of oral history interviews is personal, experiential and interpretive and by its nature, relies on the memories, perceptions and opinions of individuals. Interviews should not be understood as statements of fact. The views expressed in these filmed oral history interviews are solely those of the individual providing them and do not reflect the opinions of the Academy Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, its members, directors or employees, or any of its affiliated entities.
The translations provided are the best interpretation of what is communicated, though may not be the only representation.
All rights to the interviews are property of the Academy Foundation. This interview record cannot be reproduced or distributed without permission.
Interviews may only be reproduced, referenced or distributed with permission from the Academy Foundation, Oral History Projects Department. For any quotation or usage needs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org