Sunday, 28 July 2013

Two short films

Joe and a short-faced kangaroo
 On Friday night two short films by Dinosaur Dreaming Diggers screened at the Brunswick St Gallery.
Joe Burgess, who dug with us this year, presented an early cut of the "Australian Megafauna Project".  I had not realised it involved life-sized models.  These interact with our modern urban environment between shots of scientists (including Erich Fitzgerald and David Pickering) showing us the bones that remain.  It's hard to explain. Go see it next time it screens.
David Hocking dug with us from 2007 to 2009 and is a PhD candidate in palaeontology.  You may remember his video on Leopard Seals.  David presented "Life on the Rocks" a short film about the fur seals that he has been studying.  These live off the coast of Phillip Island.  The film includes a scene where a juvenile seal is caught in order to remove the fishing net caught around his neck, and some footage of a mother seal greeting her pup.  Perhaps David will post it on-line.  I'll let you know if he does.

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