Filming fly eggs : time-lapse cinematography as an intermedial practice

Olszynko-Gryn, Jesse (2021) Filming fly eggs : time-lapse cinematography as an intermedial practice. Isis, 112 (2). pp. 307-314. ISSN 1545-6994

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    Abstract

    This essay investigates time-lapse cinematography as a hybrid, intermedial practice. To interrogate practices of authorship, publication, copying, storage, and especially distribution, it recovers the history of The Embryonic Development of Drosophila mela-nogaster, a film made by Eric Lucey at the University of Edinburgh in 1956. An unusually rich archive makes it possible to recover uses and reuses of time-lapse footage in research, teaching, and other forms of communication.