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Georgia Department of Natural Resources Films



The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Film and Videotape Unit, now disbanded, was established in 1973 as one of the first offices of its kind in the nation. The Georgia Film, Video & Music Office provided a variety of services to filmmakers, including helping them identify sites that correspond with their scripts; maintaining a collection of more than 100,000 images of the state; publishing an annual sourcebook of Georgia's production staff, technical crews, equipment suppliers and other talent; and serving as a conduit to local communities. In addition, the unit documented Georgia state parks, natural habitats, wildlife, and outdoor activities around the state. Much of the footage shot by the film unit was used in Georgia Public Broadcasting's program, Georgia Outdoors.

The collection spans the 1970s through the 1990s, but is not a complete archive of all the unit's output. Also included is film footage collected by the department, dating to the 1950s.

Film print titles available on 16mm include:

  • Boating Safety
  • Georgia, The Industrial State
  • Joy of Fishing
  • Pampering Your Pond
  • Patterns of Change
  • Quail, Prince of Game Birds
  • Safe Play
  • Safety on the Water: A Guide to Boating in Georgia
  • Sandhill Survivors
  • Some Fine Hunting
  • To Tempt a Trout

An inventory of the holdings is available in the Media Archives. The collection has not been transfered and not fully cataloged.