Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) strives to preserve our global moving image heritage, diversify understandings of moving image culture, and envision a better future by encouraging new interpretations of the recent past. Collections Information
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Endangered species

This spot, created by the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, features endangered animals of South Carolina. Likely filmed in 1972, the scenes depict an alligator, peregrine falcon, pelicans, a cougar, and a red-cockaded woodpecker.

The South Carolina Department of Wildlife Films Collection was donated to MIRC by the Department of Natural Resources in 1999. It contains approximately 1,500 rolls of film shot between the 1950s and the 1980s. The footage consists mostly of local animal species and locations, and was used to create TV spots, educational films, and PSAs. The material in this collection is a vibrant record of a particular location at particular point in time, and will only become more significant as South Carolina landscapes and ecosystems continue to evolve.
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from the MIRC Blog:

Jun 4, 2014 Bastille Day Celebrations After the Invasion of Normandy, 1944
May 19, 2014 The Fox Movietone News Digitization Project: Year One in Review
Apr 22, 2014 Celebrating Earth Day with South Carolina Wildlife Films
Mar 26, 2014 How George Lucas May Have Saved Babe Ruth

Fox Movietone News: the War Years, 1942 – 1944, Cameramen dope sheets


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MIRC ACE Spring 2012 Winner
The Award for Creative Editing (ACE) celebrates innovative use of archival film footage for an editing exercise in MART 371: The Moving Image. View Past Winners.

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