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Four Reasons Your Home Turf is the Best Place to Film Nature and Wildlife

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 [...]

How to Set up and Use Focus in Red on the Panasonic HPX250 P2 Camera

When Panasonic released the Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder it was the camera I had been waiting for. Full raster HD, a monster 22X zoom lens and AVC-Intra codec. The peaking feature made it a snap to see when a subject was in critical focus. But in the run and gun world we live [...]

The Best Tip Ever for Shooting Better Nature and Wildlife Video

As a nature and wildlife cameraman, I want to share one of my best tips for shooting better nature and wildlife video. But before I tell you what it is I want to tell you how this one single tip has worked for me. It has allowed me to win several awards in film festivals, [...]

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 [...]

Filmmakers And Their Understated Value Toward The Conservation Of This World

Nature and Wildlife Filmmakers Can Make a Difference Nature and Wildlife Filmmakers play an integral part to making the citizens of the world aware of the dangers or injustices being done to nature and wildlife, the environment, the Eco-system and to Planet Earth. Filmmakers travel around the world researching and capturing real-life events that none [...]

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 [...]

Kruger A Nature and Wildlife Filmmakers Mecca

If you want to film nature there's no better place than Kruger National Park in South Africa. When you mention wildlife filming, it's the first place that comes to mind. Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the largest national parks on the continent. It is a fascinating place with nearly eight hundred [...]

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 [...]

Beginner’s Guide to Shooting Nature & Wildlife Video

Get on the mailing list for Beginner's Guide to Shooting Nature and Wildlife Online Filmmaking Course! Whenever I'm filming nature and wildlife in some location I'm almost always asked what's the best camera to buy or what's the best this or that. The truth is if you're just getting into filming wildlife and nature it [...]

In the Company of Wolves

  Everyone has a defining moment that somehow ends up shaping their future. For me it was filming a wolf pack in Northern Minnesota. I had recently made the switch to shooting HD video and this would be my first big adventure with my new camera. My trip would be around Valentines Day and my [...]