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 Post subject: Alan Root Obituary
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:28 pm 
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The nerdy, humorous ,and wild wildlife filmmaker -- Alan Root -- just died. Most of you have seen his remarkable films. His life was just as interesting. Read about it HERE.


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 Post subject: Re: Alan Root Obituary
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:34 pm 
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Thanks for posting this. Great article about Mr. Root, who made significant contributions to wildlife filmmaking.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Root Obituary
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The Roots' film everyone on this forum would enjoy was titled something like "Camera, Action, Africa", and it showed how Alan and wife Joan got their fantastic footage, like the aardvark's tongue sucking up termites from inside the termite mound, etc. The best though was how they filmed the the spitting cobra in slow motion of the venom droplets in the air. As I recall Joan Root 's only protection from the venom was a piece of plexiglass held over her face. Nothing else was between them, and you could see her shutting her eyes a moment before the venom hit the plexiglass. That film was loaded with lessons for camera trappers, but unfortunately, the it is hard to find.


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