David Thompson – Bibliography / References

David Thompson

Wildlife Cameraman

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Bibliography / References

In addition to contributing to over 30 educational films. the following is a selection of other films David has contributed to as Cameraman /Director of photography:

(OSF refers to Oxford Scientific Films)

    • Life on Earth (specialist cameraman) [BBC]
    • Kilimanjiro [BBC]
    • The making of a natural history film [BBC]
    • Wildlife on One – Wind Programmer 1989 [BBC]
    • Sexual Encounters of a Floral Kind [OSF] (Panda Award – Wildscreen 1982 and Blue Ribbon Award USA 1985)
    • AIDS Inside and Out 1988 [OSF] (Gold and Category Winner, IVCA Festival)
    • The Tender Trap 1975 [OSF] (Certificate of Merit, BAFSI)
    • Frog Special [Survival]
    • Snake Special [Survival]
    • Spider Special [Survival] (Christopher Award)
    • The World You Never See [Survival]
    • The Terminators (Aardwolf) [Partridge]
    • Webs of Steel [Partridge]
    • Running with the Bulls [Partridge]
    • The Little Gentleman in Black Velvet [Survival]
    • Salmon Spawning [BBC]
    • The Second Imperative [Bromhall/Partridge]
    • Specialist filming for ‘The Story Teller’ [BBC]
    • ‘Exorcist 2′ (Special blue screen effects)
    • Multi Camera Shoots, Ranging from Corporate Videos to an interview with Angela Rippon (Viewpoint Presentations ltd.)
    • ‘Same Dog Whitewashed’ (a black comedy film) 1995 (1995 David Altshul award for Creative Excellence in Film Making)
    • Killer Bees (Equinox) Channel 4 October 1996
    • Gold Fever (Documentary on the Canadian gold rush) PBS – Channel 4 July 1997
    • Expeditions to Siberia and Costa Rica 1997
    • Expedition to Panama – Survival Anglia (frogs) 1998
    • Strands for Living Britain BBC (slow worm birth, butterfly emergence etc) 1998
    • 3D sequences BBC 1999
    • Survival Anglia 1999
    • Millennium Project – Wildscreen at Bristol (on location) Visual Windows 1999
    • Expedition to Kenya – Millennium Project, Wildscreen at Bristol – elephants, flamingos and lion January 2000
    • Filming Wolves – August 2000 [BBC]

A Selection of Books: publications / contributions / references to:

Focus on Nature

Gerald Thompson and Oxford Scientific Films
(Foreword by Sir David Attenborough)
David Thompson (OSF) Picture credits
First published 1981 Faber & Faber Ltd.
ISBN 0 571 11810 0

The Pond

Oxford Scientific Films
David Thompson (OSF)Picture credits
First published 1984 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.
ISBN 0 00 219145 8

The Grand Design

Sally Foy and Oxford Scientific Films
Foreword by Gerald Durrell
David Thompson (OSF) Picture credits
First published 1982 BLA Publishing Ltd. & Sally Foy
ISBN 0 13 362 5 74 5

Animals in Focus

(The Business Life of a Natural History Film Unit – Oxford Scientific Films)
P. S.Crowson
David Thompson (OSF) – picture credits
First published 1981 Caliban Books
ISBN Hardback 0904573 346

The World You Never See – Insect Life

Theodore Newland-Entwistle in conjunction with Oxford Scientific Films
David Thompson (OSF) acknowledgements
‘special thanks for the slide series of the honey bee and locust’.

True to Nature

Christopher Parsons C.B.E.
David Thompson – references to
First published 1982

The Trials of Life

Sir David Attenborough
David Thompson (OSF) picture credits
Publisher William Collins Sons and Co. Ltd.

Squirrel On My Shoulder

John Paling (OSF)
David Thompson (OSF) acknowledgements ‘for helping to chronicle Sammy’s life on film and in stills’.
First published by The British Broadcasting Corporation
ISBN 0 563 176390

Discovering Life on Earth

Sir David Attenborough
David Thompson (OSF) picture credits
First published William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.

Life On Earth

Sir David Attenborough
David Thompson (OSF) picture credits
ISBN 0 00 219091 5 (William Colins Sons & Co. Ltd.)
ISBN 0 563 176180 (BBC)

Window into a Nest

Geraldine Lux-Flanagan and Sean Morris (OSF)
David Thompson (OSF) acknowledgements ‘greatly appreciated for his assistance’
Published by Penguin Books

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