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Familiar to many as a sleepy little creature, this film shows the koala in a more frolicsome mood - running, swimming and climbing.
Series : Australian Wildlife Series | Year : 1973 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : John Morris
Director : John Shaw |
Zoom from GS gum trees to koala on branch in treetops. Various CUs koalas in trees. GS koala walking along branch and MS koala leaping from trunk to branch. CU track of brownish koala climbing branch. CU koala climbing backwards down bare branch with baby on back.
Access No. 130470 | 1 min 9 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Track and high angle view of koala running quickly on ground then MS track of climbing tree. ECU hairless young of koala clinging to fur outside mother's pouch and on mother's head. Very good ECUs face of koala featuring eyes and nose. ECU of young pink koala burrowing back into pouch. ECU baby koala's face nestled in pouch entrance looking out.
Access No. 130471 | 1 min 24 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
ECU looking down on koalas face in sleep and tilt down to young koala just visible in pouch entrance. Track of koala slowly climbing down tree to ground and walking around quickly on all fours. CU lizard moving swiftly along ground. CU and back view of koala fleeing through grass then leaping to tree climbing trunk with short jumping movements.
Access No. 130472 | 1 min 14 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Good CU blue-tongued lizard flicking tongue. Track of koala quickly climbing tree. CU of koalas face and claws clinging onto branch. Zoom out to branch swaying in breeze. WS swamp. GS koala swimming in swamp and High angle zoom to koala emerging from water onto grass and climbing tree. VS koala swimming through lily pads in swamp.
Access No. 130473 | 1 min 31 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS wet koala midway up tree trunk. VS albino koala in tree and climbing narrow branch. High angle shot of koala walking along ground followed by young koala who manages to leap onto mothers back and ride piggy-back through low scrub. Koala with young on back running along forest floor and climbing tree seen from various angles.
Access No. 130474 | 2 mins 6 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS koala in tree and eating gum leaves. GS koala with young on back climbing branch which bends right over suspending koalas in mid air upside down. Young koala struggles to maintain grip on mothers back until the mother rights themselves.
Access No. 130475 | 1 min 23 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS wombat foraging along ground. Good CU brush-tail possum in tree, CU and MS pygmy possum running down branch. GS and zoom out from echidna running awkwardly along ground.
Access No. 130476 | 35 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS pair of koalas on narrow gum tree branches swaying mid air. MS koala coming down branch. High angle MS koala walking away from camera, rear end swaying then koala hopping along ground. High angle MS young koala using mothers head as springboard to climb up branch from ground. Closing titles over CU of albino koala's face in tree and zoom out from wet koala on tree after swim in swamp.
Access No. 130477 | 1 min 8 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |