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.


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


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