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Author Aitchison, John (Cinematographer), author.

Title The shark and the albatross : a wildlife filmmaker reveals why nature matters to us all / John Aitchison ; foreword by Carl Safina.

Publication Info. Vancouver, British Columbia : Greystone Books Ltd., 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  591.5 AITCHISON    Check Shelf
Description vii, 240 pages (24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary For twenty years John Aitchison has been traveling the world to film wildlife for a variety of international TV shows, taking him to far-away places on every continent. Aitchison reveals what happens behind the scenes and beyond the camera. He explains the practicalities and challenges of the filming process, and the problems of survival in perilous places. He records touching moments and dramatic incidents, some ending in success, others desperately sad. There are times when a hunted animal triumphs against the odds, and others when, in spite of preparation for every outcome, disaster strikes. And, as the author shows in several incidents that combine nail-biting tension with hair-raising hilarity, disaster can strike for film-makers too.
Subject Wildlife cinematography.
Wildlife watching.
Aitchison, John (Cinematographer) -- Travel.
Wildlife cinematographers.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 9781771642187 (paperback)
1771642181 (paperback)
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