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Your Worth as a Filmmaker Isn’t Measured by What Camera You Own

Don’t Play the If Only Game
What camera should I buy? That’s the number one question I get asked when it comes to nature and wildlife cinematography. The second most asked question I get asked is what camera do you use?

While I’m humbled that other nature and wildlife cinematographers think highly enough about my work that […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Filmmaking Naturally News|9 Comments

Filmmaking Naturally’s Five Most Popular Posts

I love filming nature and wildlife! I love sharing what I’ve discovered and filmed as well as sharing my workflow and beliefs. Some posts resonate more with people than others. I thought I’d post the five most popular posts since I started this blog.

As I approach 100 posts it’s easy for even popular posts to […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Filmmaking Naturally News|2 Comments

How A Million Slides Made Me A Better Nature And Wildlife Filmmaker

Before I made the switch to digital video in 2005 I was a still photographer. My cameras weren’t digital, they used film.
For those of you that may have never used film let me give you an idea of the workflow.
35mm photography film came in small canisters, usually with enough unexposed film in them to shoot […]

By |January 20th, 2015|Filmmaking Naturally News|4 Comments

Nature and Wildlife Filmmaking: Finding The Little Things

Yesterday, I talked about finding joy discovering the little things in nature and filming them. Today I’d like to talk about actually finding these little things. At first it may prove difficult or even impossible but with some practice you’ll start discovering some amazing things to film.
The Key to Discovering the Little Things
There’s only two […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Filmmaking Naturally News|2 Comments

It’s The Little Things That Make Nature and Wildlife Filmmaking So Special

Gilbert Chesterton said “One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.”

Today as I was reviewing some footage I shot this past fall that quote really resonated with me not so much literally but from a mindset point of view.

For so many years my mindset was that I had to go […]

By |January 18th, 2015|Filmmaking Naturally News|2 Comments

Never Let Anyone Come Between You and Your Camera

“Never let anyone come between you and your camera. That’s my rule #1″

Those were the words one of my good friends and fellow filmmaker messaged me when I told him that I hadn’t picked up my camera in over a month over the end of a relationship.

I had written a previous post about how it’s important […]

By |January 17th, 2015|Filmmaking Naturally News|1 Comment

Just Be Yourself When Filming Nature and Wildlife

This morning I was visiting Ana Rameriez’s blog, and read her post “Let the World See Who You Are”.
It really struck a cord with me and inspired this post. So thank you Ana!

It’s rare that a week goes by that I don’t get an email or a phone call asking me about my work.

Sometimes it’s […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Filmmaking Naturally News|2 Comments

2015 Goals For Filming Nature and Wildlife

My typical method for filming nature and wildlife it to visit a location and film whatever catches my eye.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with that as it’s worked for me for many many years resulting in some incredible footage.

This year however I want to try something different. I want to set some goals for myself to not only […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Filmmaking Naturally News|0 Comments

Six Reasons To Get Out And Film Nature And Wildlife This Winter

Let’s face it, as the mercury drops, so does our desire to get out and film nature and wildlife. It’s cold, the landscape is bleak and wildlife is hunkered down conserving energy in an effort to survive. It’s far too easy turn off the alarm, roll over, pull up the blankets and go back to […]

By |January 13th, 2015|Filmmaking Naturally News|2 Comments

Sometimes It’s The Gear Sometimes It’s Not

I read a recent article by nature and wildlife photographer Mark Graf of Graf Nature Photography about meeting a man that said “Nature wasn’t meant to be photographed.” His meaning was that nature is so grand and made up not only of sights, but smells, feelings and sounds that there’s no way a simple photograph […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Filmmaking Naturally News|5 Comments