This beautifully photographed documentary profiles the surprising life of John James Audubon, one of the foremost naturalists, artists and explorers of the 19th century. Audubon's stunningly vivid wildlife portraits are examined in detail. A self-taught artist, Audubon was also a showman who reveled in dramatizing his Wild West adventures when he toured European drawing rooms. Audubon's fierce promotion of conservation is also discussed.
Audubon's VideoGuide to the Birds of North America is the ideal application of DVD technology to a reference source. Beautiful moving footage and stills, bird calls and sounds, annotated visuals, authoritative narration and range maps help users quickly and precisely locate any of 247 bird species in DVD I (with 258 additional species in DVD II, available seperately) at the touch of a button. By using your DVD player's remote control you can repeat a segment, a shot or any part of a bird's description as often as you like, or even view footage in slow motion. Add a portable DVD player or a laptop and you can easily bring this unique reference into the field, for immediate on-site identification.
He was one of the most remarkable men in early America. A self-taught painter and ornithologist, he pursued a dream that made him famous in his lifetime and left a legacy in art and science that endures to this day. His portrait hangs in the White House and his statue stands over the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History. Yet the story of John James Audubon has never been told on movie screens.
Audubon Wildlife Theatre is a Canadian documentary television series which aired on CBC Television between April 1968 and June 1974. The series presented wildlife footage filmed by many contributors including award winner Dan Gibson and others such as Jack Carey, Wilf Gray, Edgar Jones, William Jahoda, John D. Bulger and Walter Berlet.