Filming fly eggs: time-lapse cinematography as an intermedial practice

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn

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This essay investigates time-lapse cinematography as a hybrid, intermedial practice. To interrogate practices of authorship, publication, copying, storage, and especially distribution, it recovers the history of The Embryonic Development of Drosophila mela-nogaster, a film made by Eric Lucey at the University of Edinburgh in 1956. An unusually rich archive makes it possible to recover uses and reuses of time-lapse footage in research, teaching, and other forms of communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021


  • time-lapse cinematography
  • intermedial practice
  • film
  • media


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