Liftoff: Filming A Dragonflies First Flight of the Day

Fall is a great time to film wildlife and nature on the tallgrass prairies in the Midwest. Warm days and cool nights oftentimes produce ground fog and plants and insects covered with dew. Ground fog and dew quickly vanish once the sun rises, so a wildlife filmmaker needs to act quickly if they are looking [...]

By | 2016-11-06T09:39:04+00:00 September 17th, 2012|Categories: Short Films|Tags: , , , , , |30 Comments

Tallgrass Prairie Insects Make Filming Nature Vibrant

Taking Flight If you drive pass the tallgrass prairie of the Great Plains it is easy to think that there is very little going on given the relative lack of large animals. Yet nature is never what it seems at first glance and the vibrant prairies of the plains states are thriving with [...]

By | 2016-11-06T09:39:05+00:00 June 16th, 2012|Categories: Filmmaking Naturally News|Tags: , , |1 Comment

The Prairie

When the first settlers reached the borders of what is now Iowa, it must have been a very different world that they saw stretching before them, swaying slightly in the breeze. The prairie grasses ran from one side of Iowa to the other, thick, plentiful, and full of life. The tallgrass prairie was a thing [...]