Filmmaking Naturally http://filmmakingnaturally.com Learning how to shoot better nature and wildlife video with award-winning filmmaker Kevin J Railsback Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:44:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Panasonic AJ-PX270 Low Light High Sensitivity http://filmmakingnaturally.com/panasonic-aj-px270-low-light-high-sensitivity/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/panasonic-aj-px270-low-light-high-sensitivity/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:56:33 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3697 Low Light Sensitivity As a nature and wildlife filmmaker, you can most often find me out in the field at first light and last light. One of the hardest things for me is to see something amazing to film but the light is to low for my camera to capture. Ove the years video cameras […]

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Using Color To Stand Out From The Crowd http://filmmakingnaturally.com/using-color-stand-crowd/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/using-color-stand-crowd/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:43:32 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3519 In an earlier article I talked about music as one of the three things that caused former Indian Creek Nature Center director Rich Patterson to say “”I like yours because they are outstanding and very much set a mood.” The second thing I think that helps my films stand out and set a mood is color. […]

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Camera Or Vision? http://filmmakingnaturally.com/camera-vision/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/camera-vision/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:52:32 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3605 Recently a photographer posed the question, would you rather have the best camera system in the world (price is no object) or learning to truly see (you could spot artistic compositions anywhere), which would you pick? The vast majority said they would take the vision to see over having the best gear that money could […]

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Don’t Pass On An Opportunity To Film Nature and Wildlife http://filmmakingnaturally.com/dont-pass-opportunity-film-nature-wildlife/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/dont-pass-opportunity-film-nature-wildlife/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:00:25 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3490 Nature and wildlife filmmaking is all about decisions. Where do we go to find our subjects? Once we find them how do we compose the shot that we want? Is the exposure right? Is the white balance where we want it to be? Sometimes our decisions are based on compromises. We can’t put the tripod […]

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Filming Nature & Wildlife In The Land That Time Forgot http://filmmakingnaturally.com/filming-nature-wildlife-land-time-forgot/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/filming-nature-wildlife-land-time-forgot/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00:32 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3476 Recently, Panasonic called and asked if I wanted to shoot some more footage with the PX270 now that Iowa had greened up and subjects were more plentiful. But I had something better in mind, a trip back to Yellowstone National Park. It had been several years since I had been in Yellowstone. Hassles with filming […]

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Four Reasons Your Home Turf is the Best Place to Film Nature and Wildlife http://filmmakingnaturally.com/four-reasons-home-turf-best-place-film-nature-wildlife/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/four-reasons-home-turf-best-place-film-nature-wildlife/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:47 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3445 I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but whenever I thought about filming nature and wildlife, my home turf in Eastern Iowa was usually pretty far down the list of locations where I wanted to plant my tripod and hit the record button. However on the last couple of years I’ve spent a lot of time […]

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Three Secret Weapons for Better Nature and Wildlife Filmmaking http://filmmakingnaturally.com/three-secret-weapons-better-nature-wildlife-filmmaking-2/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/three-secret-weapons-better-nature-wildlife-filmmaking-2/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:41:28 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3340 When it comes to nature and wildlife filmmaking, one of my favorite places to visit when I want to shoot some nature footage is the Indian Creek Nature Center. From tallgrass prairies and Iowa woodlands to Iowa creeks and wetlands, it’s a great place when I want to connect with nature and do some filming. Recently the […]

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Nature & Wildlife Filmmaking: When Strangers Come Calling http://filmmakingnaturally.com/nature-wildlife-filmmaking-strangers-come-calling/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/nature-wildlife-filmmaking-strangers-come-calling/#comments Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:11:11 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3369 I saw an interesting post by a nature and wildlife photographer the other day talking about non-photographers inquiring as to what they were photographing when they were out in the field. They explained in their post that they always tried to be polite and tell them but didn’t want to get into a long explanation trying to explain what […]

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Discovering Your Creativity for Nature and Wildlife Filmmaking http://filmmakingnaturally.com/discovering-creativity-nature-wildlife-filmmaking/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/discovering-creativity-nature-wildlife-filmmaking/#comments Sat, 07 Sep 2013 17:45:37 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3313 In my last post “It’s Important To Get Out In The Field Even If You Don’t Feel Like It” I wrote about making the effort to get out into the field and film nature and wildlife even if you’re heart wasn’t in it. The reasoning was that if you didn’t use you camera and other filmmaking tools […]

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It’s Important To Get Out In The Field Even If You Don’t Feel Like It http://filmmakingnaturally.com/its-important-to-get-out-in-the-field-even-if-you-dont-feel-like-it/ http://filmmakingnaturally.com/its-important-to-get-out-in-the-field-even-if-you-dont-feel-like-it/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:45:43 +0000 http://filmmakingnaturally.com/?p=3277 It’s no secret that one of my greatest passions is filming nature and wildlife. I’ve been taking photographs or shooting video since I was about eight years old. No matter what my day is like there’s something almost medicinal when I get behind a camera and take in what nature decides to share with me. […]

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