Kevin J Railsback

About Kevin J Railsback

Award-winning filmmaker Kevin J Railsback has traveled as far as Africa to test HD cameras for Panasonic. His stunning nature and wildlife footage has appeared in productions on National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel as well as in commercials for such corporate giants as AT&T.

Zero Posts Left in the A to Z Challenge

Twenty six posts in one month each one with about a subject that starts with a different letter of the alphabet. The A to Z Blog Challenge. If you asked me a month ago if I'd be able to write 26 posts in a month, I would have called you crazy! One of my biggest [...]

By | April 30th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|1 Comment

Yellowstone – My Favorite and Least Place to Film Nature and Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park. Just typing the name fills me head with all kinds of amazing imagery. I first travelled to Yellowstone in the eighties and it was love at first sight. Armed with a Pentax Super Program camera, I easily shoot ten rolls of slide film a day. (That's 360 images for those to young [...]

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|0 Comments

Xerces Butterfly

I have to admit, I was dreading this post just a little bit. I figured I could come up with a topic for every other letter in this A to Z Challenge but X was a stumper. Could I have done an Xtra Ordinary post and slide on by? Yeah probably but I wanted to [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|2 Comments

What A Wonderful World

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. Every time I hear those words sung by the late Louis Armstrong I can't help but think about how amazing nature is. As a nature and wildlife filmmaker, I am so fortunate that I get to document this wonderful world and share it with others. My [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|1 Comment

Vision – The One Thing You Have or You Don’t

There's a difference between composition and vision, that being composition can be taught, vision is just something you are born with. I know some people may argue that you can learn vision too. Maybe so, but I still believe it's something you either have or you don't and no amount of study, practice is going [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|3 Comments

Understanding Nature, Wildlife and You

To be a better nature and wildlife filmmaker I think you need to understand four things. There of those things, subject, habitat and behavior are pretty easy to understand. If I'm trying to film grizzly bears, there is a lot of information on the Internet and in books that will help you understand them as [...]

By | April 25th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|3 Comments


When you film nature and wildlife, you are documenting a moment in time. Every frame that is recorded is a moment in the past. The thing I think a lot of filmmakers and photographers fail to see is that our work also captures our past as well. When I look at footage I've shot over [...]

By | April 23rd, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|0 Comments

Skyfire – Useful Tool to Predict Colorful Sunrises and Sunsets?

Probably one of the most filmed events in nature are sunrises and sunsets. When the sky turns to fire, I don't know of too many people that could turn their back to it and not film it. The problem is that colorful sunrises and sunsets are hit and miss. Sometimes it looks like you may [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|4 Comments


Respect is a big part of filming nature and wildlife. Respect for nature. Respect for the people that share information and their passion. Respect for yourself and your work. It seems that as technology advances, respect is harder and harder to come by. This is my take on it and let me know if you [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|4 Comments

Question Everything When it Comes to Your Filmmaking

For toddlers, everything is new. No matter how well you explain something, they will almost always question, "why". There's no doubt in my mind that asking questions will make you a better filmmaker. The old standards of how, what, where and why should be used without hesitation on any project you work on. Questions can [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|0 Comments