Bill Curtis Video Production & B-24 Liberator Images

Alaska Video footage shot for the USDA Forest Service by Bill Curtis

Most of this footage was shot in Beta-SP between 1993-2006 for three video projects: a helicopter safety video;  the Prince William Sound helicopter footage for a video project identifying areas that were impacted by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Kenai Helicopter footage was for a documentary on the the devastation caused by Spruce Bark Beetle. Most aerial footage was shot using a Tyler Helicopter Nose Mount. Other helicopter footage was hand-held with the front helicopter door removed and a safety strap on the camera (not me). 


 

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RECENT PRODUCTIONS ON DVD
These videos were produced for the 466th Bomb Group Association
as an historical record of American air crews of WWII who served at 
Attlebridge Station 120 near Weston-Longville Norfolk, England
produced 2018

Single boxed copies can be purchased for $32 or DVD's without boxes are $20 each



Bill Curtis  

Personal Background

Education: BFA, MFA in Theatre Arts-Utah State University

My professional background is largely in American Indian Education. I was a speech and drama teacher for 9 years at Intermountain Inter-Tribal High School in Brigham City, Utah. In 1980 I was given the opportunity to form a video production unit for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. When the facility was closed in 1984, I was transferred to Haskell Indian Junior College (later university) to start an instruction program in television production. To keep the program funded we produced video projects for Tribal and US Government Agencies, including the USDA Forest Service in Alaska. The money generated by the productions funded the instructional program for 21 years. I retired in 2006 and now do limited free lance work.



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Past Productions 

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These are a variety of the projects I've produced and directed over a period of 20+ years. Since 1995 and even after my 2006 retirement from Haskell Indian Nations University, I've been working with co-producer, Mike Tosee  a Kiowa /Comanche Historian who also recently retired from Haskell. We've produced several documentaries American Indian Athletes, as early Historical look at the old Haskell Institute, and a 90-minute history  of Comanche Nation U.S. Military Veterans 

Mike is an alumnus of Oklahoma City University, where he played for the legendary basketball coach Abe Lemons. He was instrumental in compiling all of the historical materials and conducting player interviews for two sports videos we produced for the university.

 

Documentaries

Golden Age of Haskell High School Sports 1952-1962

                                                                          https://youtu.be/sQuzyzyXTts

50-minute documentary produced for Haskell Foundation

2017


Trailer for Return to Attlebridge

"RETURN TO ATTLEBRIDGE 2012"

produced for the 466th Bomb Group Assn.

2012

 

Trailer for "In the Tradition of the Warrior"

"In the Tradition of the Warrior

A History of Modern-day Comanche Veterans"

Produced for Comanche Nation of Oklahoma 

2009

 

"Haskell Institute, 1884-1944- 

Cultural Survival in a Changing World",

Haskell Institute

a 40-minute documentary about the early history of Indian Education

and Haskell Institute that started as a Kansas boarding school for

American Indians and today serves as a 

University dedicated to American Indian Education.

2012


 

 

American Indians in WWII

American Indians in WWII

Produced for 8th Air Force Historical Society

58 minutes

2016


Ancient Traditions in a Modern World

"Ancient Traditions in a Modern World- The Ayta Abellen of the Philippines"

Ancient Traditions in a Modern World

Produced for Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL)

This project was done for our dear friends Roger and Vangie Stone who are

Wycliffe Bible Translators for the Ayta Abellen people of the Philippines  

23 minutes

2009

 


Scenes from An "American Indian Tribute to Abe Lemons"

An American Indian Tribute to Abe Lemons

Often referred to as the "Will Rogers" of College Basketball, Abe Lemons was an

 unforgettable figure in NCAA Basketball. His humor plus his exceptional skills 

as a coach led the (2000 student) Oklahoma City University basketball team to

11 NCAA Tournaments in 16 years.

produced for Oklahoma City University Athletics Department

2006 



Trailer for "The Great Eight"

The Great Eight- The story of the Oklahoma City University

Division One Basketball All-Americans 1950-1973

These were the eight exceptionally gifted All - American basketball players

who played for the great coach Abe Lemons in the 1960's

 produced for Oklahoma City University Athletics Department

2008



 Alaska Bark Beetle

Alaska Bark Beetle

18 minutes- produced for EPA as part of

a university curriculum in Integrated Pest Management

1999

 


Forest Service Rental Cabins in Alaska

Forest Service Rental Cabins in Alaska

13 minutes - produced for the USDA Forest Service

Post production was done with my Haskell video students

2001

 


AVIATION SAFETY THE ALASKA REGION 

Aviation Safety in the Alaska Region

An updated version of a video produced for the USDA Forest Service in Alaska

Since most Forest Service field work is done in areas without roads, nearly 

all employees have to fly to their work sites by helicopter or float planes. 

By the 1990's, they were averaging 1 aviation fatality per year. 

A Safety program was initiated in 1996 using two videos

 as tools in a comprehensive training program. 

One video emphasized helicopter safety and the other video,

 general aviation safety.

 In 2006 the Alaska Region celebrated 10 years without an aviation fatality

2005


The Art of John Collier- Truth & the Beautiful Lie

"The Art of John Collier- Truth & the Beautiful Lie"

1988 production that is still being used by university art departments 

across the country featuring world class illustrator/sculptor John Collier.

 Produced by John Collier, DougRobinson, and myself, 

with original music inspired by the paintings and performed by

 composer Karen Seals. The script was written by Doug Robinson.

 1988

 

Low Budget Industrial Video Productions


"Nussbaum Portable Truck Lifts"


"Richardson Jumpstarters"

2007 


"Virtual EPA Inspection of a College or University"

Low Budget  US EPA Project

This was the ultimate quick and dirty production.

It was shot and edited in a two-day period in 2001. The actors were all EPA

Inspectors and the script was improvised. The message was simple: 

What could a university or college expect during 

an unannounced EPA Inspection of their facility? The video is considered

to be a "Horror Film" of sorts.

It was undoubtedly the most widely distributed video I ever produced.

Copies of this video can be found in most major universities in the U.S.

"Virtual EPA Inspection of a College or University"

(47-minutes) 2001


DVD COPIES OF ANY OF THE ABOVE PRODUCTIONS CAN BE PURCHASED

FOR $25 INCLUDING SHIPPING WITHIN U.S. Printed Box Copies $35

call (785) 766-3351) or e-mail: bcurtis419@juno.com

Checks Payable to Bill Curtis

 

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