There’s no doubt that as we become more and more technologically evolved, the amount of stress we are exposed to increases. Cell phones, laptops, Wi-Fi all keep us connected to the grid.
We spend less time with our family and friends, we find ourselves multi-tasking on the commute to work all in an effort to try and get it all done.
We sleep less, we eat worse yet we say what a life saver technology is.
Filming nature and wildlife is a natural stress reducer for me. You have to be patient. You have to spend a lot of time just being in nature. When you have nothing but time while you’re waiting for the light to be just right or for some wildlife to make an appearance you start taking in the sights and sounds around you. I always feel better when I come back from filming nature and wildlife.
I noticed something a while back when I was editing some footage I had recently shot. I had some background music playing while I worked and I noticed as I edited the footage I became more relaxed. The tension in my jaw muscles was gone, my shoulders dropped and relaxed. My mind slowed down and just for a minute I was disengaged from everything around me.
So I wondered if it were possible to just break away for sixty seconds and see if that would make a difference.
Check out some of the videos below and let me know what you think.
Twenty six posts in one month each one with about a subject that starts with a different letter of the alphabet. The A to Z Blog Challenge. If you asked me a month ago if I'd be able to write 26 posts in a month, I would have called you [...]
Yellowstone National Park. Just typing the name fills me head with all kinds of amazing imagery. I first travelled to Yellowstone in the eighties and it was love at first sight. Armed with a Pentax Super Program camera, I easily shoot ten rolls of slide film a day. (That's 360 [...]
I have to admit, I was dreading this post just a little bit. I figured I could come up with a topic for every other letter in this A to Z Challenge but X was a stumper. Could I have done an Xtra Ordinary post and slide on by? Yeah [...]
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. Every time I hear those words sung by the late Louis Armstrong I can't help but think about how amazing nature is. As a nature and wildlife filmmaker, I am so fortunate that I get to document this wonderful world and [...]
There's a difference between composition and vision, that being composition can be taught, vision is just something you are born with. I know some people may argue that you can learn vision too. Maybe so, but I still believe it's something you either have or you don't and no amount [...]
To be a better nature and wildlife filmmaker I think you need to understand four things. There of those things, subject, habitat and behavior are pretty easy to understand. If I'm trying to film grizzly bears, there is a lot of information on the Internet and in books that will [...]