RON TAYLOR’S SHARK FIGHTERS – 3 short films (1965)

Shark adventure films 1965

Shark adventure films 1965-66  were popular long before Jaws in 1975, but needed help from the surfing fraternity to guarantee box office success.

Underwater cameramen. Ron Taylor (AM) and John H Harding in 2001
Underwater cameramen. Ron Taylor (AM) and John H Harding in 2001

Tanya Binning helped promote Surf Scene with this shark on the beach - although Ron did not include the movie scene in the finished film.
Tanya Binning helped promote Surf Scene  (included with two shark-themed short films) with this bull shark on the beach – scene not include in the finished film.

Suzanne Davies appears in Surf Scene at Noosa Heads.

Suzanne Davies appears in Surf Scene at Noosa Heads.

Surf girl Tanya Binning (1966)

Surf girl Tanya Binning (1966)

 

Extraordinary lady of the underwater and art world.

Extraordinary lady of the underwater and art world.

USA cinema 1975

USA cinema 1975

Ron Taylor was hired to shoot live shark footage with his 35mm camera for the first Jaws movie. Previously Ron had been one of three cameramen who filmed  Blue Water – White Death (1971) – using half-frame 35mm (Techniscope ™) blown-up for release in Cinemascope™

Author of Jaws, Peter Benchley after swimming with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef, ( a promotion for the release of Jaws - the movie).

Author of Jaws, Peter Benchley after swimming with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef, ( a promotion for the release of Jaws – the movie).

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