Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Acrobatic Fly

Watch a housefly perform a series of what appears to be circus stunts. British naturalist and filmmaker F. Percy Smith was a pioneer of the nature documentary. In 1910 he released this short film about the talents of the common housefly. While other filmmakers were struggling to adapt stage plays into movie dramas, Smith was exploring the promise of microphotography and time-lapse techniques. (via Laughing Squid

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