Techfest 2014: Filming on the Wild Side of Science: Doug Allan Family

Techfest 2014: Filming on the Wild Side of Science: Doug Allan

  • Date

    Sunday 14 September 2014

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    Adults, Teens

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    £10 inc. bf | Concession £7.50 inc. bf

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Techfest 2014

Filming on the Wild Side of Science: Doug Allan  

After gaining a degree in marine biology, Doug Allan explored the Red Sea then spent seven years in Antarctica as a scientific diver and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey. Now he’s an award winning documentary cameraman, best known for his wildlife and underwater filming in some of the most remote and dangerous parts of our planet, the polar zones. He’s contributed to series like The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants and Operation Iceberg.

In this talk, Doug tells how scientists helped him capture images of killer whales hunting seals on ice floes, and massive icebergs being created as glaciers broke up. What did filming polar bears teach him about the science of climate change? How did his underwater shots help scientists understand more about just how fast emperor penguins can swim, and how quickly starfish walk? Full of pictures, with lots of stories and clips from the series, this presentation is suitable for all ages.

After the show Doug will be selling and signing copies of his book Freeze Frame – a wildlife cameraman’s adventures on ice

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