Title Details

Vision, The

Microphotographer Dietmar Fill's vision of the natural world permeated all his work.
Series : Little World of Dietmar Fill, The | Episode : 6 | Year : 1984 | Total Duration : 24.5 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray, John Shaw
Director : Greg Reading |
WSs alpine landscapes in spring with lakes and ponds amidst mountains partially covered in snow. CU top shot over black and yellow striped Corroboree Frog climbing through grasses. GS Dietmar Fill and biologist Dane Wimbush searching for eggs or tadpoles on thawing ground and sifting streams. Opening credits and images.
Access No. 131333 | 2 mins 55 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU water dripping off alpine grass. Tilt up from stream to Dietmar Fill setting up camera near snow drift. Pan from snow to tiny alpine flowers. CU thawing snow dripping into rivulet running below. CU Alpine Marsh Marigold. Fill examining flowers. CU alpine paper daisies (alpine sunrays?), yellow button flowers, yellow Alpine Podolepis, crocuses, a blue star flower with native bee on it and yellow paper daisy.
Access No. 131334 | 1 min 55 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS and pan over alpine landscape. CUs over Dwarf Buttercups submerged in water with tadpoles swimming above. Tilt up mountainside with scattered rocks, plants and pockets of snow. CUs to wildflowers between rocks. Low track over rock covered in lichen. CUs of Corroboree frog in shallow pool with tadpole tail still attached. CUs frogs in sphagnum bog. GS green sphagnum moss.
Access No. 131335 | 1 min 43 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CUs and ECUs yellow and black striped Corroboree frogs laying eggs in bog and ECUs eggs. Zoom out from Deitmar and Bibi Fill filming from rowboat in reeds on lake. GS ducks on lake and oars in water and reeds. VS of the Fills frying meat and eating meal. CUs fill in laboratory putting sample on agar plate then under microscope. Microscopic view of protozoa and dividing cells. Various micro shots of rotifers, paramecia, ciliates and dying cell.
Access No. 131336 | 4 mins 58 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS Deitmar and Bibi Fill walking with Irish setter dog through bush carrying camera equipment. MS driving nail into rotted trunk and CU to termites which he films. ECU termites. Fills in laboratory putting bark and termites under microscope. ECU termite and macros of microbes. Alternating CUs of termite under microscope and the Fills in profile watching.
Access No. 131337 | 2 mins 35 secs | 1980s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS Deitmar and Bibi Fill watching projection of parasitic liver fluke on screen. WS pan of sheep grazing with water in foreground. GS sheep grazing. CU cutting up liver of flat-worm affected sheep. CUs flukes in liver. WS pan to Fills sitting amongst tufts of grass filming pond snails and constructing set of snail's natural environment for filming. CUs snails.
Access No. 131338 | 3 mins 15 secs | 1980s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS sheep grazing and zoom to sheep droppings. Macro of fluke egg hatching to larvae and multiplying. GS cattle and sheep grazing. Macro of liver-flukes against pale blue background. WS alpine landscape in summer. Brief shots of Corroboree Frog, clouds over rubble-strewn hill, windblown alpine wildflowers and various shots of wind over mountains as storm approaches with rain and mist setting in.
Access No. 131339 | 2 mins 14 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Dietmar Fill walking through alpine heath to film mountains scenery. GS mountains in fog and WS snow covered main range. MS pans of trees and forests in various states from fire blackened to lush and green. CUs staghorn and fronds of tree. CUs cluster of worms, colony of baby spiders and good CU pan of red toadstools and green moss. CUs beige toadstools on stump.
Access No. 131340 | 1 min 32 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS slow pans above and beneath green tree ferns. ECU to water droplet on stem of plant and CU track following pale worm down plant and hanging off string. MS Dieter and Bibi Fill walking through bush past house. CUs to waratah, mountain devil grevillea, and while wildflowers through grasses. CU white flowers. CU blue dampiera and skink over bush floor.
Access No. 131341 | 1 min 34 secs | 1980s | Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU spider web and tilt down to CU purple wildflower. CUs Dietmar and Bibi Fill looking at wildflowers and bush. Good CU head of owl turning to camera. GS Fills walking through bush away from camera.
Access No. 131342 | 58 secs | 1980s | Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |