I'm auditing a really cool class at MIT this semester called "Documenting Science Through Video and New Media." In the first class, we watched some of the earliest science films ever made, microscopic vaudeville performances by cheese mites and flies, made into a little meta-documentary by New Scientist a couple years ago. The videos are really fun, combining a sense of wonder at the beauty and complexity of the natural world with a sense of the excitement and spectacle of moving pictures. Science and nature documentaries like these became a hugely popular hit, and still are today with series like Planet Earth. I'll hopefully be posting a lot more cool videos that we watch in class, and maybe even some that I make myself!
What a great short film! I did not know it existed. I can't wait to show my students. Thanks for sharing it.