Synoptic is derived from the Greek "syn" together, and "opsis" view, describing observations that give a broad view of a subject at a particular time.

Fellows, Jesse and Brendon of the Evergreen Natural History Collection let a few filmmakers with a 16mm Bolex camera into their world of preservation. A specimen becomes a timepiece within a lineage of natural historians who have spent countless hours prepping birds, identifying and mounting insects, and collecting various other lifeforms. The natural world in a catalogue.

Film By: Jennie, Joshua, Michael

Music By: Boards of Canada
Song: Music is Math

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