Ducks in Progress

Another week is done! For the past week and a half I have been working on preliminary research for an upcoming exhibition on Duck Decoys. That’s right– duck decoys. I will admit that when Laura first told me this was a small exhibition the DeWitt Wallace was working on I chuckled, how could these hunting tools be considered folk art? It wasn’t until I really dug into my research that I realized just how extensive and vast the field of duck decoys was.

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Robert Boyd: Third Post

It took and extra week for me to create this film. While I was able to capture the footage of the red tailed hawk in one morning. I had to learn how to attract the aquatic animals of the crim dell to my camera. Using a combination of dead fish, and raw chicken feet, I was eventually able to lure several turtles and types of fish in front of my camera. On the downside, it turns out the Crim Dell is full of poison ivy, so I currently very itchy and unsightly rashes behind each of my knees.

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Robert Boyd: Second Post

This second week I worked out how to get enough filming around Spanish class. By filming early in the morning before class, I could leave the afternoons and/or evenings for studying.

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Robert Boyd: First Post

The first week of my internship, the semi constant rain kept me from getting too much outdoor footage. Also, much of my time was also taken up by my Spanish class. The class took up two hours Monday through Thursday, and also required numerous hours of studying outside of class. The result was that I had to get most of my hours of work in during the weekend.

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