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Elastic time

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 58

Scope and Contents

Richard H. Pough, chairman of the Department of Conservation and General Ecology at the AMNH, demonstrates new photographic techniques. Man has increased his knowledge through time-lapse photographic and stroboscopic (high-speed) techniques. A year in the life of a field of grain, from seed to maturity, is filmed using time-lapse photography. Charles M. Bogert, museum herpetologist, produced slow-motion films of a rattlesnake's strike. Other footage includes a drone fly, a frog leaping, the tide coming in on the California coast, a corn flower blossoming, and the life of a plant through the seasons. Films were provided by the Eastman Kodak Company, Harold Edgerton, Sperry Gyroscope, and Wolland Optical Company.

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Jan. 31, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138320

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Tom Donovan, director; Perry Wolff, producer and writer; Robert Northshield, assistant producer; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Jac Venza, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film.

Title
Elastic time, 1954
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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