On these pages I present a
number of ongoing documentary sound & picture projects – some
serious, some just for fun. The first and the two last of the projects
have been pursued in cooperation with the University of Gothenburg.
Contentwise too, these three surely deserve the name "Philosophical
Films". But so do several of the others to some extent – at least that
is my intention.
Many movie clips that illustrate the projects were filmed with a
tape-based Canon HV-20, HV-40, XH-A1s or XL-H1A camera. For birds, I have
often added a Canon FD(L) 100-300 zoom lens to the XL-H1A, which gives it
an equivalent focal length of up to some 2.100 mm. Many
thanks to Toshikazu Muramatsu, Nagoya, Japan, for finding this
excellent lens! Recently (October 2015), I started
filming with a micro 4/3 DSLR camera, the Panasonic GH4. For
birding purposes, an Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200
lens with a 2x teleadapter is added, resulting in an equivalent
focal length of up to 1.600 mm. Again, my friend
Toshikazu helped me find this one.
The sounds of the Mastersingers were (if not otherwise stated)
captured using a Telinga Pro V
with a stereo DAT microphone,
and were recorded on a Sony mini-disk or Zoom H2 (now H2n) digital
recorder. The Telinga parabole has also been used together with the
XL-H1A, XH-A1s or GH4 and the sound recorded directly on the HDV
tape/on the memory card. Ingvar Johansson at JOPRO, Alafors helped me
construct and build a special tripod mount
that hosts both the camera and the parabolic mic (and more).
Lars Karlsson, who
is a professional where I will always be an enthusiastic amateur,
kindly gave my many good beginner's advices. Without the generous
help, criticism and support that Torgny
Nordin has provided and continues to
provide, most of my work would just not have been possible. Since
early 2013 I am an associate member of Naturfilmarna,
something that of course is of great help in my projects. Finally,
Daniel Ruhe's computer-related technical advices have often saved my
day and I am very grateful for them.
I have recently started transferring most of the movies to Vimeo
beginning with those on the first page (Project Segelberg) and the two
bird pages (Mastersingers and More birds). New movies are only added in
I am also replacing the old audio links with
direct access to sound files using the HTML5 <audio> command. Please
0. Take care that the page is fully loaded
before you run any of
the sound files. Else, the browser may become confused.
1. Everything, both old and new stuff, works fine with Safari 9.03 under
2. Everything except the embedded Vimeo movies
works with Safari
5.1.10 under MacOSX 10.6.8. Regrettably, this problem cannot be fixed. The
older movie links (to exported Quicktime movies on my own site) work in
this Safari version, but I am gradually replacing most of them with Vimeo
3. Everything except the old audio links
works with Firefox 44+
under MacOSX 10.10.5 and MacOSX 10.6.8, if Quicktime is activated. As
mentioned, the old audio links are now being replaced by HTML5
4. The same seems to hold for Firefox under Windows 7.
5. I do not know what works and what doesn't with other browsers and/or
with other operative systems, and am happy for all feedback about this.
For all my Vimeo movies, see also https://vimeo.com/user48683831