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.
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The Closing Credits
consist of six screens identifying the volunteers associated with
the film’s production and the In Country Peace Corps staff.
Thirteen volunteers are included in the film’s closing credits.
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.
Cameras and Lighting
Two cameras were used to photograph the film.
Kodak Plus-X and Tri-X Panchromatic black & white reversal films were used for all camera originals.
Audio Recorders, Microphones and Mixers
Uher and Scully recorders captured the film’s audio elements.
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).
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.
The film contains a single optical effect that was created by Cinema Research Corporation
in Hollywood, California.
Release prints were made in the United States.
Videotape and Video File Conversions
The original 16mm film has evolved into ever newer media formats.
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.