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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)


Nightingale, The

Date produced: 1958

Filmmaker(s):

Tullio Pellegrini

Description:

"Tullio Pellegrini has filmed a delightful little story in which boy meets girl and together they watch the nesting, hatching and feeding of the baby nightingales. There are the tender moments of meeting and getting acquainted; the disappointment when one cannot keep the appointed date; and the return of two hearts to their earlier meeting place to the welcome and song of the newly grown nightingales" PSA Journal, Nov. 1958, 46.


On Every Hand

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

William L. Zeller

Description:

"On Every Hand, filmed by William L. Zeller, is one of those pictures, not infrequently found in the Ten Best selections, that make one marvel at the producer's infinite patience and deep knowledge of a special field. This is a study of those birds that can be found on every hand in the countryside and in the fields of America but which the average man fails to recognize, or even see, much less lovingly study as does Mr. Zeller. In this finished picture, there are many closeups made in the open of birds and their nests, which represent such a colorful variety of bird life as to give one something of a feeling of awe for the patience that Mr. Zeller must have exercised to catch the scenes. The picture is all in color, which brings a revelation of its own, and the continuity and titles are contrived to make an essentially record picture into good entertainment. For this quality, credit goes chiefly to the extremely well written titles and the editing." Movie Makers, Dec. 1936, 542.


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.


Our Boisterous Bluejays

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Emma L. Seely

Description:

"Our Boisterous Bluejays is a remarkable study of bird life, filled with intimate shots that are among the best ornithologic cinematography on record. Mrs. Warner Seely, who produced this film, has become an expert at picturing birds in their natural habitat, and she shows the bluejay at every stage of development." Movie Makers, Dec. 1943, 478.


Out of Door Life in Ohio

Date produced: 1951

Filmmaker(s):

Emma L. Seely

Description:

"Emma L. Seely's patience, good judgment and technical skills have made Out of Door Life in Ohio an amateur accomplishment of major importance. Her interest in her subject illuminates this well authenticated and minutely documented study of the bird life, in particular, and flora and fauna generally in her native state. Mrs. Seely's sure and expert grasp of cinematographic problems in nature filming made the successful recording of her beloved subjects possible. Finally, her able organization of the resulting footage made for a presentation at once impressive, informative and entertaining." Movie Makers, Dec. 1951, 410.


Pelican Parade

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

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


Ruby-Throated Humming-Bird

Date produced: 1931

Filmmaker(s):

Margaret Bodine


Sad Duckling, The

Date produced: 1951

Filmmaker(s):

Denney Plumlee

Description:

"Denny Plumlee credits Hy Knaack as associate cameraman on this unusual film, which demonstrates excellent miniature settings, lighting, and camera treatment. Together, the two have given cine filmers something new to top in amateur movies. A sound-on-film production in 16mm Kodachrome, the narration is a masterful job and contributes considerably to building and sustaining interest in the picture." American Cinematographer, May. 1952, 222.


Seashore Safari

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph E. Lawrence

J. Donald Sutherland

Description:

"Once again two movie makers have pooled their joint knowledge of movie making and their companion interests in ornithology to produce a delightful film of bird life — a record of camera hunting for gulls, terns, ospreys, black skimmers and other water birds along parts of the Atlantic littoral. In Seashore Safari, Robert E. Lawrence and J. Donald Sutherland have wisely limited the subject matter and footage of their film to a small portion of the almost unlimited world of birds. Seashore Safari is presented in a clear and crisp manner, with many scenes outstanding for their beautiful photography. The film is well edited. The accompanying narrative is unfailingly informative, without being verbose. All in all — an excellent production." Movie Makers, Dec. 1953, 333.


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