tallgrass prairie

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 [...]

It’s Important To Get Out In The Field Even If You Don’t Feel Like It

It's no secret that one of my greatest passions is filming nature and wildlife. I've been taking photographs or shooting video since I was about eight years old. No matter what my day is like there's something almost medicinal when I get behind a camera and take in what nature decides to share with me. [...]

Serenity in Sixty Seconds: Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers

Joy, Happiness and Serenity Derived from Tallgrass Wildflowers in a Prairie What exactly is it about witnessing the beauty of nature first-hand that gives us a sense of serenity, peace and joy? For instance, why does looking at tallgrass wildflowers blowing in the wind in a vast prairie awaken our senses and make us feel [...]

Persistence Often Pays Off for Nature and Wildlife Filmmakers

When it comes to the process of wildlife and nature filmmaking I think of it as a three legged stool. Two of the legs I've already talked about, patience and practice. The third leg of the stool is persistence. It takes all three legs to make the stool stand. Take away any one of them [...]

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 [...]