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Spirits of the Forest DVD

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Travel with Taylor Lockwood across the globe to hunt and find the most beautiful bioluminescent mushrooms in countries such as Brazil, China, Madagascar, New Zealand, Australia, and America.

Experience with Taylor the night sounds of the tropical forest, the thrill of discovery, and the romantic waterfall, Foz do Iguacu.

His passionate quest becomes spiritual through disappointments and successes culminating in some of the most alluring images of mushrooms ever taken.

The soundtrack to this exquisite autobiographical documentary is entirely Taylor’s original music.

56 minutes.

Price: $14.95

The Mushroom Identification Trilogy DVD


Adventure, excitement, fun, inspiration, high art — words most folks don’t normally associate with mushrooms. Take one look at Taylor Lockwood’s Mushroom Identification Trilogy, and you’ll have an entirely new perspective on the members of this quiet kingdom. The first of its kind, this visual guide to mushroom identification educates and equips the viewer with the tools they need to get out into the woods.

Released in September 2005, this one-hour long DVD program has been enthusiastically received by nature lovers, mushroom hunters, mycologists, science educators, and poison control centers. See below for viewers comments.

Part One is an overview, Part Two goes into more detail, and Part Three takes the viewer on a tour of mushrooms commonly found in North America. Illustrated with Lockwood’s world-class photography, the Trilogy is suitable for children and adults alike. An illuminating companion to regional field guides, the Trilogy can also be used for classroom instruction and enjoyed simply for its visual appeal.

Product specifics:
Part One: [10:40] — Introduction
Part Two: [13:22] — Into the Details: Identification Terminology
Part Three: [33:07] — Into the Woods: Hands-on Identification Practice
Length of program: Approximately 57 minutes

Viewer’s Comments about the

“Concise, accurate, and enjoyable….Taylor’s DVD introduction to identifying mushrooms covers everything your need to know to start asking intelligent questions about mushroom features.” David Pilz, Forest Mycologist, Oregon State University
“Very, very good. Good visuals, good presentation, good timing.” Gary Lincoff, New York Botanical Garden
“Excellent job! . . . Keep up the great work!” John H. Trestrail III, Clinical & Forensic Toxicologist
“In one word… Fantastic! Best study aide for the Kingdom Fungi that I have seen in 20 years of teaching.” Robert Jamgochian, Biology instructor
Mr. Lockwood, my daughter is thrilled and enthralled by your informative DVD! She may only be eight years old, but mushrooms are her passion…and she was delighted by the technical descriptions that you provide, as well as by your light-hearted approach and gorgeous images. Thank you so much for offering such a treasure of information!
Jennifer Miller
OUTSTANDING! Classes all loved the DVD. Ted Elliot, teacher
This stunning new DVD video is a fast- paced, comprehensive program for Mushroom Identification, appropriate for both beginners and experienced mushroomers. Through a combination of video footage and photos, Taylor clearly explains the process, and provides information used to identify mushrooms. (58 minutes)
Sandy Sheine, North American Mycological Association

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Price: $19.95

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The GOOD, the BAD, and the DEADLY — DVD

The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly teaches you the basics about toxic mushrooms and their edible look-alikes. It’s an essential tool for mushroom hunters, cooks, parents, pet owners, and medical professionals.

In this video, Taylor Lockwood:

Dispels the myths about poisonous mushrooms.
Gives you a close-up field tutorial.
Highlights symptoms for eight groups of toxic mushrooms.
Teaches many scientific and common mushroom names.
Includes a short lesson on taking mushroom photographs.

The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly is delivered in Lockwood’s lively, down-to-earth style and features his beautiful mushroom photography.
Part One: Introduction and Background
Part Two: Basic Mushroom Identification
Part Three: Mushrooms by Groups of Toxins

Format: NTSC anamorphic (both standard and wide-screen TV)
Main Program 50:30
with Extras approx. one hour
Part One: 12:11
Part Two: 11:36
Part Three: 26:28

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Mushrooms of America DVD

Mushrooms of America — DVD video
In his latest DVD Taylor takes the best of ten years of his video and weaves them with imagination, humor, and science into a travelog, peoplelog, and mycolog that is as entertaining as it is informative.

A mushroom romp around the continent. Mushrooms of America features some of the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful mushrooms and mushroom hunters in North America. Travel with Taylor from Florida to Nova Scotia to Washington state to California and many parts in between.

Program length: approximately one hour.

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In Search of the Holey Veil — DVD

In Search of the Holey Veil

This video is based on a real-life treasure hunt and documentary of Taylor Lockwood’s search for beautiful and exotic mushrooms.

It is centered on a three month trip to India, Nepal, China, and Thailand where he found many beautiful species that are now featured in this program.

Also included are trailers of other Taylor Lockwood videos as well as a short behind-the-scenes special on “How the ‘Holey Veil’ was made” and out-takes.

This video also employs Taylor’s typical “artistic license” with illustrations, music, animations, and supporting scenes.

Program length: approx. 55 min.


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Macro Mushroom Confidential

Please note: This is not a treatise on macro photography. It is an in-depth, candid, and personal accounting of Taylor Lockwood’s technique and equipment, history and esthetic preferences.

Macro Mushroom Confidential — DVD video For the first time in twenty-six years, Taylor Lockwood tells the secrets that made him the world’s foremost mushroom photographer.
He chronicles his equipment history, his current gear, explains some of the basics of general and macro photography, takes us on several field sessions, critiques his own work, offers tips, tricks, and lots more.
The program includes:
Introduction: the basics, apertures, f-stops, depth of field, etc., equipment: 1984 to present; Cameras, lenses, tripods, lighting, and composition, field sessions–short. (The “extended” field sessions are included on the DVD and available through “Extras” on the main menu.)
Critique Gallery — What goes right and wrong in a photo.
Tips and Tricks.

Main program length: 55:32
Extended field sessions 31:11
Snapshot camera tutorial 1:42



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Product specifics:

  • DVD in NTSC video format
  • Durable, plastic case
  • Case dimensions: 7 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Program length: 30 min
  • A fitting tribute to Taylor’s book, Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi, this 30 minute DVD illuminates the images on screen. Set to baroque and classical music, the Treasures DVD has been called “mushroom meditation.”
  • If you’ve been fortunate enough to sit in the audience for one of Taylor’s slideshows, you’ll immediately recall the impact of his beautiful mushroom photographs on screen. If you’re new to his work you’ll be delighted by this presentation representing over 15 years of Taylor’s public work to promote the beauty of mushrooms to audiences all over the world.In addition to the Treasures show, the DVD includes a brief introduction by Taylor, and a short entitled “The Endless Foray” with live footage from Australia and New Zealand

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