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Author Hartley, Jean

Title Africa's big five and other wildlife filmmakers : a centenary of wildlife filming in Kenya / Jean Hartley ; foreword by Richard Leakey
Published Nairobi, Kenya : Twaweza Communications, 2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 163 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; My Early Years; The Beginning of Viewfinders, 1988; What exactly does a wildlife fixer do?; Our Ancient Past; The Start of Wildlife Filming, 1909; Cherry Kearton, Carl Akeley, Pop Binks, William Boyce, George Lawrence; Paul Rainey (1877-1923), J.C. Hemment, Buffalo Jones; Charles Cottar (1874-1940); Paul J. Hoefler; Martin and Osa Johnson; Trader Horn; The Queeny Expedition (1949-50); Armand and Michaela Denis; Al and Elma Milotte; Born Free (film and television series), Joy and George Adamson
Thomas Carr Hartley Africa's Big Five; Des Bartlett: the father of them all; Bob Campbell; Hugo van Lawick; Simon Trevor; Alan Root; Other Special People; Joan Root; The Television Era; Lions; Bibliography; Appendix; Chronology of Wildlife Filmmaking in East Africa; Index; Back Cover
Summary Jean Hartley, born in Kenya, is acknowledged as being the first to legitimize fixing for wildlife film crews. Over the last 25 years, she has worked on over a thousand films, the vast majority being about wildlife and nature. She features five of the great film makers who all started their careers in Kenya in the 1950s, legends whom she is proud to call personal friends. Watching all of their films, and many more, she became fascinated by the history of film making in Kenya and determined to find out when it all started. In this insightful book, she traces the roots of wildlife film back a hundred years, drawing on accounts of the original film makers and the professional hunters who guided those early safaris. She tracks the changes from those grainy, speeded up, silent films through to the technologically perfect High Definition and 3D films that are being made today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Wildlife cinematographers -- Africa -- Biography
Wildlife cinematography -- Africa -- History
Animal films -- Africa -- History
African history.
ART -- Film & Video.
PHOTOGRAPHY -- Techniques -- Cinematography & Videography.
Animal films
Wildlife cinematographers
Wildlife cinematography
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Leakey, Richard E
LC no. 2011342356
ISBN 9789966151025