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Secrets of the Sea

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"Marine and seashore life on the Pacific coast. Includes: tidal plants, crustaceans, fish; oolichan fishery and its importance; seabirds of Triangle Island and Queen Charlotte Islands; seals and seabirds on the Pribilof Islands, etc. Also footage of Victoria Inner Harbour area, houses and gardens." (BC Archives)

Compiled from Clifford Carl's BC Provincial Museum films for use on an Audobon Screen Tour. Appears to have been revised in 1959.


Pelican Parade

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"The Pelican colony at Stum Lake in the Chilcotin Region." (BC Archives)


Nature’s Outpost—Triangle Island

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"Zoological survey trip to Triangle Island; sea lions, puffins, and other birds, plus Indian artifacts." (BC Archives)


Nature’s Mountaineers

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"Animals found in the mountains of BC: birds, squirrels, chipmunks, black bear, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, etc." (BC Archives)

This film appears to have been made during the years 1944-1950.


Essence of Life

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"The dependence of all living things on water. The physical properties of water; water as a habitat for such creatures as insects, birds, beavers, frogs; use and abuse of water resources by man." (BC Archives)


Birding in Haidaland

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"Bird colonies of Langara and Cox Islands in the Queen Charlotte Islands." (BC Archives)


Some Old Time Films

Date produced: 1911

Filmmaker(s):

Paul Tilley

W. Hope Tilley

Description:

"This film includes material originally shot by the Tilley brothers in the 1910s and 1920s. W.H. Tilley later edited, compiled, and transferred these clips to 16mm, adding caption from his perspective forty years later. Scenes of note include a Krit Motor Car demonstration (1910s), a circus parade on Congress Avenue (facing the Capital, 1912) in Austin. While the brothers worked commercially in filmmaking, these clips exhibit their practice as amateur filmmakers that captured footage of personal experiences" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.


Mystery in the Forest

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Khoji Tsukamoto

Description:

" 'Mystery in the Forest' came from Khoji Tsukamoto in Japan; a series of bird pictures of beauty and interest, with shots of heron chicks emerging from the shell outstanding" American Cinematographer, April, 1938, 173.


Hunting

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Cyrus Pinkham

Description:

"Hunting, cast of "Boy," played by Winthrop Rolfe, and "Dog," played by Teddy. Boy, walks with Dog through the forested mountainside, gazes at views over the alley, drinks water from a rushing stream, and kneels to shoot at birds." Notes by (NHF) Chris Reed and Chris Castiglia, June 2013


[Humming Birds]

Date produced: 1927

Filmmaker(s):

Margaret Bodine

Description:

"In describing her film, Miss Bodine says: "I did all the camera work myself, using a Filmo double speed Camera, although some of the picture was taken using single speed. Most of the picture was made with a Taylor-Hobson Cooke lens, a 3 3-4 telephoto, the film being the regular Kodak safety stock. All of the work was done on a tiny porch of a summer cottage in Maine" Miss Bodine used small bottles, filled with sweetened water, to attract the humming birds before her camera." Photoplay, June 1928, 137.


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