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Chapter 8:Setting up Oxford Scientific Films

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Interview details

Location:  Oxford, UK
Date:  3 September 1998
 
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Credits

Interviewee: Gerald Thompson
Interviewer: Christopher Parsons
Cameraman: Derek Kilkenny-Blake
Copyright Holder: Patricia Harvey-Thompson
Copyright Holder: Wildscreen

Chapters

1. Early interest in photography and filming
2. The problems with filming insects
3. Making The Alder Woodwasp and its Insect Enemies
4. Planning the films
5. Most difficult shots
6. Assembling the films and making the equipment
7. Filming spiders
8. Setting up Oxford Scientific Films
9. Buying the first film camera, the Percy Smith film and looking at equipment photographs
10. Trip to Australia
11. Filming tiger beetles and their parasites
12. Filming thynnid wasps in Australia
13. Filming spiders
14. Filming whirligig larvae
15. Filming dung beetles in France
16. Filming silk moths

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Clips
Early interest in photography and filming
1: Early interest in photography and filmin...
The problems with filming insects
2: The problems with filming insects
Making The Alder Woodwasp and its Insect Enemies
3: Making The Alder Woodwasp and its Insect...
Planning the films
4: Planning the films
Most difficult shots
5: Most difficult shots
Assembling the films and making the equipment
6: Assembling the films and making the equi...
Filming spiders
7: Filming spiders
Setting up Oxford Scientific Films
8: Setting up Oxford Scientific Films
Buying the first film camera, the Percy Smith film and looking at equipment photographs
9: Buying the first film camera, the Percy ...
Trip to Australia
10: Trip to Australia
Filming tiger beetles and their parasites
11: Filming tiger beetles and their parasite...
Filming thynnid wasps in Australia
12: Filming thynnid wasps in Australia
Filming spiders
13: Filming spiders
Filming whirligig larvae
14: Filming whirligig larvae
Filming dung beetles in France
15: Filming dung beetles in France
Filming silk moths
16: Filming silk moths