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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.


[Film of Quail hunting]

Date produced: 1928

Filmmaker(s):

B. V. Covert

Description:

"The principal award of $500 in the 16 millimeter division was awarded to B. V. Covert...for his remarkable study of a quail hunt and a number of beautiful pointers in action. Mr. Covert's photography was superb in this film and in two other contest contributions submitted for the consideration of the judges...His films revealed, besides brilliant photography, an unusual scenic sense. His films were no mere series of disjointed shots. In each case, Mr. Covert told a story—and an interesting one" Photoplay, June 1928, 67.


Ostrich Story, The

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

Roy D. Charlton

Description:

"The Ostrich Story by R. D. Charlton, a PSA member of Alexandra Headland, Queensland, Australia. Roy has many past winners to his credit and this film can only add to them with an unusual subject such as this. This 5-minute 8mm film was awarded an Honorable Mention" PSA Journal, Nov. 1971, 42.


Fowl is Fare

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Peter Weiner

Description:

"Fowl is Fare is a documentary showing how Long Island ducks are prepared for market. Unusual angles and tight editing keep the film moving" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 37.


Work of Nature–in Florida

Date produced: 1964

Filmmaker(s):

J. Ira Laird

Description:

"Work of Nature–in Florida takes us to this tropical state for a glimpse of many forms of wild life including the ever present alligator and the night prowling raccoon, but mostly this is a film about bird life. We see good glimpses of the snowy egret, the wood duck, night heron, hawk, wood stork, cormorant, little blue heron, grackle, macaw, cockatoo, peacocks and many others. A good narration, well delivered and full of factual information, keeps this film moving. It was winner of the MPD Nature Film Award" PSA Journal, Sept. 1964, 50.


Nature’s Nursery

Date produced: 1961

Filmmaker(s):

Jim Goggin

Description:

"Jim takes us with him on a visit through the gate at "Kidnapper Bird Sanctuary" and on to "Clifton Domain - Cape Kidnappers" along the path with its perils of falling rocks to the nesting ground of the Gannets for an absorbing and intimate visit with the birds as they build, nest, and care for the young" PSA Journal, Oct. 1961, 47.


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