Bring 'Em Back Alive: Capturing Wildlife on Home Video

Bring 'Em Back Alive: Capturing Wildlife on Home Video

by Jim Arnosky
     
 
In this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide, award-winning nature writer Jim Arnosky combines the adventure and excitement of his field trips with a how-to approach for capturing wildlife on video.

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In this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide, award-winning nature writer Jim Arnosky combines the adventure and excitement of his field trips with a how-to approach for capturing wildlife on video.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Karen Saxe
This is a step-by-step guide on how to capture wildlife with your videocamera is also chock-full of shots by the author. Topics range from care of your camcorder, to tripod and telephoto tips, to experimenting with natural light, to advice on how to capture shots of elusive animals. The book is accessible to anyone old enough to operate a personal camcorder.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8Arnosky teaches wildlife enthusiasts to utilize modern technology. With the help of a zoom lens and a video camera it is possible to focus on "subjects only a few inches away, zoom in on distant subjects, and record in the low light conditions of dawn and dusk." Cautions are issued on behalf of both the photographers and the subjects. There are many full-color illustrations, taken directly from 8mm videotape. Not meant to be a step-by-step manual, this guide suggests a method of study that is open to experimentation. As in his drawing books, Arnosky fosters a critical eye and an appreciation for wildlife. He offers advice on using a tripod, focusing, filming through glass or fences, creating and observing window feeders, and building and videotaping from a blind. For those who want to incorporate his tips into a full-scale video, try Yvonne Andersen's Make Your Own Animated Movies and Videotapes (Little, Brown, 1991) or Nancy Bentley and Donna W. Guthrie's The Young Producer's Video Book (Millbrook, 1995), both of which give more technical information about actual video production. Readers fascinated with wildlife photography would also enjoy Kathryn Lasky's Think Like an Eagle (Little, Brown, 1992).Marilyn Payne Phillips, University City Public Library, MO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316051057
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.47(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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