Five of the best wildlife cameramen in the world have their roots in Scotland: Doug Allan, Gordon Buchanan and Doug Anderson were all born north of the border, while John Aitchison and Mark Smith have chosen to make Scotland their home. In this stunning series they revisit some of their favourite natural history moments from their global careers, and tell us how Scotland has helped them hone their specialist skills for capturing some of the greatest images to grace our television screens.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Wild Cameramen at Work - Night Will Fall - Netflix
Night Will Fall is a 2014 documentary film directed by Andre Singer that chronicles the making of the 1945 British government documentary German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. The 1945 documentary, which showed gruesome scenes from newly liberated Nazi concentration camps, languished in British archives for nearly seven decades and was only recently completed. The 1945 documentary, based on the work of combat cameramen serving with the armed forces and newsreel footage, was produced by Sidney Bernstein, then a British government official, with participation by Alfred Hitchcock. About 12 minutes of footage in this 75-minute film is from the earlier documentary. The title of the film was derived from a line of narration in the 1945 documentary: “Unless the world learns the lesson these pictures teach, night will fall.”
Wild Cameramen at Work - Restoration and Night Will Fall - Netflix
The Imperial War Museum received the footage and script in 1952. In 2008 it started restoration of the 1945 documentary. The work was completed in time for its world debut at the Berlin International Film Festival in early 2014. Night Will Fall's director was introduced to the project by Sally Angel, who worked at the Imperial War Museum, told Andre Singer about the film and its restoration. He became interested in recounting the larger story of how the film had been made, as well as following up with survivors and participants of the time. Angel produced the film with Brett Ratner. The formats of the footage from 1945 includes black and white 35 mm, and color 16 mm film stock. The production companies involved in the film were from Great Britain, Israel, Germany, the United States and Denmark.
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