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.


Nature. You can talk about it, you can read about it but you can only "get it" if you're in it. I need nature like I need to breathe. Every time I leave the day to day life behind and step out into nature it's like plugging a battery into a charger.  There's nothing that [...]

By | 2016-11-06T09:38:56+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|0 Comments

Listening – Creates More Opportunities to Film Nature and Wildlife

Nature and wildlife filmmaking is a visual art, so when I'm out in the field I'm always looking for a subject and a great composition. When it comes to finding and filming wildlife, there's one thing I've noticed helps me more often than not and that's listening. Usually when I'm finished filming a subject, I [...]

By | 2016-11-06T09:38:56+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|2 Comments

July – The Tallgrass Prairie

July and August in the tallgrass prairie is the best time to film or photograph a diversity of flowering prairie plants. Specks of orange, red, purple, pink and white can be seen all over the tallgrass prairie, while the big bluestem towers over your head. Butterflies can be found across the prairie as they visit flower after flower. The prairie is also at its peak, with [...]

By | 2016-11-06T09:38:56+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|2 Comments

Help – Make a Difference Through Your Filmmaking

Nature and wildlife are in trouble. Every day more habitat is destroyed and more species become extinct.  The trend has been accelerating faster than most scientists had predicted. As nature and wildlife filmmakers, we probably see it more than anyone else. Fields where I use to watch pheasant and deer walk through have been turned [...]

By | 2016-11-06T09:38:57+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|2 Comments

Greed – There’s No Place for it in Nature and Wildlife Filmmaking

I've written in previous posts about determination and effort. It's important to have both if you're serious about being a nature and wildlife cinematographer.  But if you throw greed into the mix, you tend to be out in nature for the wrong reasons. The greed I'm talking about is the "I'm getting mine" attitude I hear about [...]

By | 2016-11-06T09:38:57+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Categories: A to Z Challenge 2016|6 Comments