Filmmaking Naturally

Discovering Your Creativity for Nature and Wildlife Filmmaking

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 [...]

Don’t Blow Unexpected Wildlife Filming Opportunities

Ever have one of those days when you're out filming nature and wildlife and something happens that makes you realize that no matter how long you look through a viewfinder, nature will always take you back to school and teach you a lesson? I had one of those days last week. I've been working hard [...]

Quick Tip: Filming Dew Covered Wildflowers Even When Mother Nature Doesn’t Cooperate

When you think of early morning woodland scenes dew covered flowers and spider webs instantly come to mind. There's nothing I enjoy more than being up at first light on a still quiet morning and filming the morning dew before the sun begins to climb high into the sky and the modern world begins to [...]

Getting Shallow Depth of Field in Nature and Wildlife Video

Depth of field is defined simply the distance between the nearest and farthest object that is in acceptable focus in your shot. Now with small chip cameras, getting deep depth of field is pretty easy. In fact, it's a given. But what is a bit harder to achieve is what is called shallow depth of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]