Ref NoDM2911
TitleWildfilm Archive
DescriptionA mixed media archive covering the history of wildlife film-making through production paperwork, stills, audio-visual material and objects.

Outline summary of the collection:

-Production paperwork including treatments, scripts, production stills, dubbing cue sheets, film trip planning, research and correspondence, audience research reports, publicity and press packs. Substantial holdings for the BBC Natural History Unit and RSPB Film and Video Unit, plus Granada, Survival Anglia, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and others.
-Wildlife films and programmes on videotape, 16mm/35mm film, laserdisc and DVD, spanning earliest known examples from the late 19th century to the late 2000s.
-Oral history video interviews and transcripts with wildlife film-makers, recorded between 1998-2011 for Wildscreen's WildFilmHistory project.
-Film festival material including delegate files, photographs, keynote lecture recordings for Wildscreen and BKSTS Symposium in the UK, IWFF and Jackson Hole in the USA, and various other international festivals.
-Photography by Eric Ashby.
-Sound collection on audio cassette tape, vinyl, CD and 1/4 inch tape featuring BBC radio programmes on natural history, soundtracks and environmental recordings.
-Serials and magazines including the Radio Times and BBC Wildlife, press cuttings, CD-ROMs and multi-media content.
-Papers and discourse such as academic papers on wildlife film-making, television production training, other written discourse and research, and lecture recordings.
-Objects including Eric Ashby's camera boxes, Jeffery Boswall's camera case and lenses, props and specimens including dyed penguin skins and limpkin skull.

Related accessions, also forming part of the Wildfilm Archive:
-DM2971 - Dr Harry Lillie Archive. Scottish naval surgeon and animal rights activist (16mm film, photographic prints and slides, book proof).
-DM2915 - Angela Hughes OBE Archive. Conservationist, former vice-president of Dorset Wildlife Trust and amateur film-maker (16mm film, VHS, audio-reels, slides).
Extent214 boxes plus film cans (12 shelves)
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