31 Mar 2013 FILM DIARY
After I had obtained permission from the owner, Peter Hendry who identifies my moths, set up a screen for a trapping session on a beautiful mountain property with rainforest that adjoins Joalah National Park. Peter had hardly finished before it began to pour. Peter cannot trap and I cannot film in rain. For three hours we waited for the weather to clear. By 8.30 pm Peter was able to fix the lamp above the screen, crank up the generator and the night’s entertainment began. Peter was particularly interested in collecting rainforest moths. I filmed more moths at one location than I had ever filmed before, though the overhead lamp cast exaggerated shadows on the screen. Peter wants to trap here again. Next time I will bring my spotlight to better illuminate the moths I film.