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Photo Instrumentation Under the Sea

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Date made: 1959
Materials: black and white Kinescope film stock; DuPont print stock
Measurements: 800'

This black-and-white film titled "Photo Instrumentation Under the Sea" presents a 1959 interview of Harold Edgerton about underwater photography, conducted by the Boston University student chapter of SMPTE [Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers]. Edgerton explains the mechanics of the cameras, flashes and sonar instruments at the MIT Pool. He then discusses the challenges and discoveries made on particular deep-sea expeditions, and comments on film clips and photographs of collaborative expeditions with Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the National Geographic Society. Run time = 00:22:06. (CC)


Related People

thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor
thumbnail Cousteau, Jacques-Yves