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Underwater Photography

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: MIT; WGBH
Place made: United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made: 1964
Measurements: 1050 ft.

MIT Science Reporter, Program #35; Filmed April 24, 1964; Airdate: Week of May 31, 1964. This black-and-white film features Harold Edgerton interviewed about the technology and scientific applications of underwater photography for the "Science Reporter," hosted by John Fitch (National Education Television, 1964). Edgerton discusses hand-held cameras and deep-sea camera instruments at the MIT Pool, and reviews examples of his underwater photography fieldwork such as searching for the lost THRESHER, and exploring the deep-sea Romanche Trench and Puerto Rico Trench. Edgerton also demonstrates his sonar "pinger" designed to track the towed underwater camera between the seabed and surface ship. Run time = 00:10:57. Film produced and directed by Russell Morash; recorded by WGBH-TV Boston, Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council. (CC)


http://edgerton-digital-collections.org/videos/hee-fv-019
HEE-FV-019

Copyright MIT and WGBH



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