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.

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 | 2016-11-06T09:38:56+00:00 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 | 2016-11-06T09:38:56+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|1 Comment


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 | 2016-11-06T09:38:56+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|0 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 | 2016-11-06T09:38:56+00:00 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 | 2016-11-06T09:38:56+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|0 Comments

Overhead – A Different Perspective Filming Nature and Wildlife

I've been working on a tallgrass prairie film for several years now. The deeper I get into filming the prairie, the more I discover. One thing I've wanted to convey all along is how fragmented the native tallgrass prairie has become in Iowa. Only 1/10th of one percent of native tallgrass prairie survives in Iowa. [...]

By | 2016-11-06T09:38:56+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|2 Comments