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Title Edwardian Insects On Film / Director: Holdsworth, John
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (56 min. 20 sec.) ; 339574946 bytes
Summary In 1908, amateur naturalist and pioneering filmmaker Percy Smith stunned early cinema goers with his footage of the juggling fly. Hailed as the father of Natural History film, Smith was a hugely influential visual pioneer, inventing many techniques that are still used today. Being both a genius and an eccentric, we follow his life from his earliest films, to the collapse of his house from his mould experiment to his ultimate suicide. We also meet Natural History icon Sir David Attenborough, who was so amazed by Smith's films in the 1930s that they inspired him to get into natural history. (From the UK) (Documentary) CC
Event Broadcast 2013-09-18 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Smith, Percy.
Film adaptations -- Technique.
Nature cinematography.
Nature films.
Time lapse cinematography.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Holdsworth, John, director
James, Charlie Hamilton, host
Attenborough, David, contributor
Boon, Tim, contributor
Cleveland, David, contributor
Cockerill, T. J. (Tim), contributor
Dixon, Bryony, contributor
Hammerton, Jenny, contributor
Harvey, Michael, contributor
Winder, John, contributor