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.
We live in a fast food instant gratification society. We want everything yesterday and if we have to wait for it, more often than not, we move on to something else. Nature however is old school. It really doesn't care how soon you want something. Everything it does happens on [...]
Nature and wildlife filmmakers have a lot of gear. It seems every year we pick up filmmaking gear that helps us to get the shots we see in our mind. Can't we do that without having to buy new gear all the time? Sure, but for example when carbon fiber [...]
For more than a decade I've been part of an international film challenge called UWOL which stands for Under Water Over Land. It's a group of nature and wildlife filmmakers from the four corners of the globe that get together several times a year and create a four-minute film based on a [...]
I've been a lazy filmmaker this past year. I haven't gone out to film as much as I planned, I haven't travelled to new places looking for new subjects to film. When I do go out, I bring only the gear I think I'll need to be able to film [...]
The 2017 A to Z Challenge is 26 posts Monday through Saturday for the month of April. The topic of each post is about a letter of the alphabet. The first post's topic is A, the second B and so on. This is my second year doing this challenge [...]
The winds have finally died down and I had an opportunity to get out and film some traffic for the beginning part of my film. Still a long way to go but felt good getting out and filming something!