Short Films

The Standing People

Nature and wildlife filmmaking usually present enough of a challenge as it is. But when I found out that the annual DVC/UWOL Charity Film Challenge was about to take place, I knew I had to sign up and give it a go. A charity film challenge is pretty simple. You sign up stating your desire [...]

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Liftoff: Filming A Dragonflies First Flight of the Day

Fall is a great time to film wildlife and nature on the tallgrass prairies in the Midwest. Warm days and cool nights oftentimes produce ground fog and plants and insects covered with dew. Ground fog and dew quickly vanish once the sun rises, so a wildlife filmmaker needs to act quickly if they are looking [...]

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An Iowa Morning: Shooting the Panasonic AG-HPX250

When you film nature and wildlife more often than not you wish you had a camera that had a longer zoom. The bigger the zoom, the further away you can be from skittish wildlife and still get great footage. So when Panasonic called asking if I'd be interested in testing their latest camera, the Panasonic [...]

California Dreaming

Without a doubt filming nature and wildlife is my passion. So when my wife and I travelled to San Francisco to attend a good friend's wedding, I made sure I packed my video gear to get in a bit of filming while we were there. My wife being a California girl loves the ocean. Growing [...]

Africa: A Moment in Time

Filming nature and wildlife in Africa has always been a dream of mine. The opportunity to film nature in one of the last truly wild places on Earth left me with an even great appreciation for the wildlife inhabitants of our planet. I based my time there in Kruger National Park in South Africa. Guided [...]

The River

When it comes to filming nature and wildlife I'd have to say that water ranks right up there as one of my favorite subjects. I guess it's no wonder that my sign is Pisces. Whenever I go out to film nature I'm always looking for rivers, streams and creeks to videotape. In the past most [...]

Yellowstone

Probably one of my all time favorite places to film has to be Yellowstone National Park. I guess you could say I cut my filming teeth in Yellowstone. The park has such a diversity of landscapes and wildlife. In all the years I've filmed there I've always discovered something new and exciting. This short film [...]

Silent Kingdom

Silent Kingdom is a short film that deals with the ever increasing rate of species extinction, global warming and other issues that are destroying our planet. As a nature and wildlife filmmaker, it's important for me to make people aware of what's going on with our planet and its inhabitants. For me it's where all [...]

The Prairie

When the first settlers reached the borders of what is now Iowa, it must have been a very different world that they saw stretching before them, swaying slightly in the breeze. The prairie grasses ran from one side of Iowa to the other, thick, plentiful, and full of life. The tallgrass prairie was a thing [...]