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Wildlife Winners and Losers - Brock Initiative

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Kia Ora... Wildlife-film.com to relocate to New Zealand!

Editor/producer, Jason Peters, is moving to Christchurch, New Zealand for a year, so the Wildlife-film.com office will be based there from the 18th of August 2016! :)

We've been based in the UK since Piers Warren started the website in 1999 and so whilst we've always been a truly international resource, with members right across the globe, we've been active relative to GMT hours with more of a focus on UK television, simply because of our location. So, as New Zealand is twelve hours ahead of GMT, our working hours and, to a degree, our focus on what's on TV will change to relect where we are!

That said, member news always gets priority on non-member news, so please remember to send your news to us anytime for promotion across the site, social media and in Wildlife Film News, wherever in the world you are. Send to: news@wildlife-film.com NB. Non-member news/jobs/adverts can be submitted for consideration for a charge of £25 per item and conservation film news can always be considered at no charge. We have to work it this way, as there's not always time or space to cover all news all of the time and the resource in constantly in need of additional funding!

It is very appropriate that there's a fantastic series currently on UK television, called New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands!! We recommend that you all watch it if in the UK or otherwise able.

This is what happens when you get Flight Of The Conchords to watch forest-dwelling penguins from New Zealand:


Flight Of The Conchords Watch Penguins - #NewZealand from BBC Earth Unplugged

Check out these Producer Blogs: Capturing the wild side of New Zealand on camera!

We are very proud to be able to say that (at least!?) three of our members worked on the series... Namely Claire Thompson, Pim Niesten & Kilian Helmbrecht - Well done guys... Amazing series!!! :)

Read: BBC's nature documentary about New Zealand has given us all the travel bug!

Also check out 'New Zealand: Earth’s Mythical Islands - in picture's: www.theguardian.com

Here's the American trailer, to be shown on NatGeoWild:


Wild New Zealand | Trailer from NatGeoWild

They say: "Welcome to a place of fabled landscapes, a land which time forgot. Welcome to the lost world of New Zealand. WILD NEW ZEALAND, a three-part special, premieres Sunday, Nov. 27 starting at 8/7c on Nat Geo WILD."

So, if you're living in, or visiting, New Zealand, please get in touch... Ka kite!

Check this out:

Oh, & read this: 'Young New Zealanders Making Films For Good' on www.scoop.co.nz :)

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#Summerwatch from BBC Springwatch!

This summer the Springwatch social media platforms are running #summerwatch.

This project is looking to use material sent in by the online community to create a series of short films with a theme of summer.

The material can be anything from photos and sounds to original music and poetry.

If you want to join in you can send your material to the Springwatch Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Just remember to tag it with #summerwatch

Here's an example:

See:
facebook.com/BBCSpringwatch

twitter.com/BBCSpringwatch
instagram.com/BBCSpringwatch

Get involved nature & summer lovers!! :)


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Wildeye have places available on some of their courses later this year... One next month... Go learn how to be a Wildlife Film-maker!!

There's places available on the ever popular Introduction to Wildlife Film-making, 2–4 September 2016... Just one month to go!! These weekends, in the heart of Norfolk, provide a unique hands-on introduction to wildlife film-making. The sessions cover all aspects of wildlife film-making with opportunities for practical filming work as well as advice about how to get started and what equipment to use. This course is the perfect start for those wishing to work in the wildlife film-making industry, whether as a camera operator, producer, researcher, script-writer, presenter and so on. It is also suitable for those wishing to pursue wildlife film-making as a fascinating hobby. Just £295 for the weekend, including accommodation and food! More here!

Our Wildlife Camera Operator Course, 28-30 October 2016, has places available... Whether you are hoping for a career as a professional wildlife camera operator or want to film wildlife as a fascinating hobby, this course will arm you with the knowledge and techniques to create stunning shots and sequences. As camera technology advances apace it can be difficult to know what equipment to use (and then how to use it!), with a high tutor to student ratio, this course is unique in content and value for money. More here!

Films of example footage/fun from our last camera course:


Wildeye Time Lapse Trials Jun16
from Wildeye


Wildeye Aerials June 16 from Wildeye


Wildeye Highspeed June 2016
from Simon Beer

Last years' first Gorillas and Chimpanzees in Uganda trip was a big success... This years' dates are: 14-25 November 2016 – There's now just 1 Place Available! Join the Great Ape Adventure (A Wildeye /GAFI Project) - Trek to see/film wild mountian gorillas and chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda, whilst learning about and participating in conservation projects to protect our close relatives. A unique itinerary is planned to give participants an incredible opportunity to see wild great apes and engage in their conservation... More here!

The second Audio Post Production Course with Pip Norton & Chris Watson, 16-18 December 2016 has availabilty too... This two-day course explores techniques of editing audio files on a computer and mixing soundtracks. Through demonstration and working on practical tasks you will learn how to create, edit, manipulate and improve sound recordings, and also how they can be effectively combined and mixed together to produce a soundtrack. This could be for a television or radio programme, for installations, movies, video games, CD/audio-file releases or for your own enjoyment. The course includes the creation and production of Foley sound and sound effects, how to record the perfect voice over/narration, and covers the growing area of multi-channel mixing. It is suitable for those who have already taken our Introduction to Wildlife Sound Recording course, or those who already have some experience of audio work. It will also be invaluable for video editors and producers who oversee the post production process. More here!

Check out the homepage for up-to-date availability: www.wildeye.co.uk


Brock Initiative

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Support Richard Brock's Wildlife Winners and Losers Film Series by Liking & Sharing the Films!

Richard Brock and film-maker/editor Gareth Trezise have been very busy over the past year or so working on the 'Wildlife Winners and Losers' film series... Sixty+ conservation films that aim to show us all "how to turn losers into winners"!! Please get behind the campaign by watching, liking and sharing the films far and wide!!!Read our launch feature here...

Winners and Losers – How to turn losers into winners

Sir David Attenborough: “Sounds like a very good idea” 19/01/15

The series can be followed on Vimeo and YouTube by subscribing to the following:

Vimeo: Winners & Losers - Promos - vimeo.com/channels/1093378
Vimeo: Winners & Losers - Films - vimeo.com/channels/1093375

YouTube: Winners & Losers - Promos - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEhdtzjGl-UEpJHWqdQ4EAA


Winners & Losers - Promos from brockinitiative

YouTube: Winners & Losers - Films - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkHOcKWtVDjSg39MrrJrCHl6


Winners & Losers - How to turn Losers into Winners! from brockinitiative

The film series can also be followed on social media: facebook.com/winnerslosersfilms & @/Winners_Losers_

Download the pdf brochure with full details here or visit: Richard-Brock-Winners-and-Losers-60+Films-Coming-Soon.html

Richard's films will be released online in the coming months, in the run up to the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol. Keep up-to-date by visiting the film series webpage here: brockinitiative.org/Winners-and-Losers.htm

Wild Pages

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Science Media Awards Finalists Announced!!

Premier Science Media Competition Honors Finalists

(August 1, 2016) – Today the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards (JHSMA) announced finalists in 22 categories spanning content, program and craft in the science media field. JHSMA celebrates the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories. This year’s competition saw more than 500 entries competing for 25 special awards. More than 115 international judges screened an aggregated 2,100 hours in order to select the finalists. The Jackson Hole Science Media Awards is a project of Jackson Hole WILD. Awardwinners will be announced at a gala celebration on September 21 at the Harvard Art Museum in Boston. Films will be showcased and honored at the Science Media Awards and Summit at the Hub (SMASH) at WGBH Studios in Boston. This threeday conference will gather 300+ top scientists and science media stakeholders from around the world to share new work, new approaches and new ideas.

Keynotes include:

  • Joi Ito, Director of MIT Media Lab
  • Steven Pinker, cognitive psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind and human nature
  • Richard Wrangham, primatologist and leading expert on human behavioral evolution

Tickets are now available for the Summit: www.sciencemedisummit.org/summit
Follow all the news using #sciencemedia @scienceSMASH

Congratulations to our finalists:

CONTENT CATEGORY FINALISTS:

Earth & Sky

Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough: Ep.1 Builders

Atlantic Productions

Inside the Mega Twister
National Geographic Studios for National Geographic Channel

Making North America: Origins
A NOVA Production by Windfall Films for WGBH Boston

Science of Life

David Attenborough’s Light on Earth

Terra Mater Factual Studios/Ammonite Films and Curiosity Stream, with: BBC, UKTV, and ABC Australia

Islands of Creation
Day’s Edge Productions for Smithsonian Channel

Sonic Sea
Discovery Channel presents a Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and Diamond Docs production

Mind of a Giant
Vulcan Productions, Off the Fence in partnership with Nat Geo WILD

Changing Planet

Lethal Seas

360 Degree Films Pty Ltd. for NOVA/WGBH Boston in association with ARTE and Unité Découverte Et Connaissance

Racing Extinction
Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea and Discovery Channel present an Oceanic Preservation Society film in association with Vulcan Productions, The Li Ka Shing Foundation, Earth Day Texas, JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, and Insurgent Docs

Sonic Sea
Discovery Channel presents a Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and Diamond Docs production

Health & Medicine

In Defense of Food

Kikim Media

Memory Hackers
A NOVA Production by Little Bay Productions for WGBH Boston

Twice Born: Stories From The Special Delivery Unit: Ep. 1
Trailblazer Studios

Vaccines—Calling the Shots
A NOVA Production by Tangled Bank Studios, LLC, in association with Genepool Productions Pty Ltd. for WGBH Boston

Physical Sciences

Inside Einstein’s Mind
A NOVA Production by Windfall Films Ltd. (part of the Argonon Group) for WGBH Boston produced in association with the BBC

The Beginning and the End of the Universe: The Beginning
BBC, The Open University

Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The Rock That Became the Bomb
Genepool Productions, in association with Screen Australia, Film Victoria, SBS, PBS and ZDF/ARTE

Technology & Innovation

Operation Lighthouse Rescue

A NOVA Production by Windfall Films Ltd. (part of the Argonon Group) for WGBH Boston

Raiders, Raptors and Rebels: Inside the Magic of ILM
Lincoln Square Productions, LLC

Rise of the Robots
A NOVA Production by Terri Randall Productions for WGBH Boston

The Origami Code
La Compagnie des TaxiBrousee, Fact + Film, Leonardo Film and ZDF/3Sat

Being Human

Dawn of Humanity

A Production of NOVA and National Geographic Studios for WGBH Boston

First Peoples: Asia
Wall to Wall, PBS, ARTE France

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman: Are We Bigots?
Produced by Revelations Entertainment for Science Channel

PROGRAM CATEGORY FINALISTS:

Short Form Series (under 20 minutes)

Nature Boom Time!

World by Charlie Productions for Nat Geo KiDS

Shelf Life
American Museum of Natural History

Think Like A Scientist
Day’s Edge Productions, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Long Form Series (longer than 20 minutes)

Genius by Steven Hawking

Produced by Bigger Bang Communications for PBS and National Geographic Channels International

Great Barrier Reef With David Attenborough
Atlantic Productions

Making North America
A NOVA Production by Windfall Films for WGBH Boston

Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
Genepool Productions, in association with Screen Australia, Film Victoria, SBS, PBS and ZDF/ARTE

Short Program

Jason Silva: Transhumanism

CuriosityStream

Microsculpture
Tanya Cochrane Films & Levon Biss in association with Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Moth Mimicry: Using Ultrasound to Avoid Bats
Gorongosa Media Project and Off the Fence, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: Keynote Species and Trophic Cascades
Spine Films, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Interactive

Connected Worlds

NY Hall of Science, Design I/O

Einstein’s Playground
MIT Game Lab, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston, Gerd Kortemeyer, Assoc. Prof of Physics, Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College

WildCam Gorongosa
The Zooniverse, Gorongosa National Park, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Immersive: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Virtual Reality Dive

Alchemy VR

HoloAnatomy
Case Western Reserve University’s Interactive Commons and Cleveland Clinic

Tilt Brush
Google

Immersive: Fulldome, 3D & Giant Screen

Asteroid: Mission Extreme

National Geographic, SkySkan

David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies 3D
Atlantic Productions, Sky 3D

From Dream to Discovery
Produced by the staff of the Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston

MicroMovie (under 5 minutes)

The Edge

Steer Films

Mangroves
Natural Numbers

Nature Rx
Dream Tree Film & Productions

Remember When
Pongo Media, Andy Maser Films, King Tide Motion Pictures, World Wildlife Fund, Natural Habitat Adventures

Science Journalism

Racing Extinction

Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea and Discovery Channel present an Oceanic Preservation Society film in association with Vulcan Productions, The Li Ka Shing Foundation, Earth Day Texas, JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, Insurgent Docs

Sonic Sea
Discovery Channel presents a Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and Diamond Docs film

Vaccines—Calling the Shots
A NOVA Production by Tangled Bank Studios, LLC, in association with Genepool Productions Pty Ltd. for WGBH Boston

While You Were Sleeping
Infield Fly Productions

Science Ambassador

E.O. Wilson Of Ants and Men

Shining Red Productions, Inc. for PBS

Petrified Forest!
World By Charlie Productions for Nat Geo KiDS

Secret Earth: Yellowstone Supervolcano
Grizzly Creek Films, History

Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail : The Rock That Became a Bomb
Genepool Productions, in association with Screen Australia, Film Victoria, SBS, PBS and ZDF/ARTE

Engaging Young Scientists

Design Squad Global

WGBH Educational Foundation

discover science: Let’s meet at the bottom
NHK, UR, SABC2, and SABC Education

Earth to Luna - The Sinking Grape
TV PinGuim in association with Discovery Kids

Spanish Moss!
World By Charlie Productions for Nat Geo KiDS

Student & Emerging Science Filmmaker

Pork.0

Brett Kuxhausen

Red Wolf Revival
Roshan Patel, Nestbox Collective

Transistors: Teeny Tech that Changed the World
Abby Kent Vey nou Lagon Vey nou Lagon Ltd.

Audible Science: Radio & Podcast

Invisibilia

National Public Radio

Origin Stories
The Leakey Foundation Science

Friday Science
Friday Signal Podcast with Meg Tirrell and Luke Timmerman STAT

CRAFT CATEGORY FINALISTS

Writing

Racing Extinction

Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea and Discovery Channel present an Oceanic Preservation Society film in association with Vulcan Productions, The Li Ka Shing Foundation, Earth Day Texas, JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, Insurgent Docs
Writer: Mark Monroe

Return of the River
Elwhafilm LLC
Writer: Jessica Plumb

Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The Rock That Became a Bomb
Genepool Productions, in association with Screen Australia, Film Victoria, SBS, PBS and ZDF/ARTE
Writer: Wain Fimeri

Editing

Explorer: Warlords of Ivory

National Geographic Studios for National Geographic Channel
Editor: Jennifer Honn and Seth Skundrick

Racing Extinction
Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea and Discovery Channel present an Oceanic Preservation Society film in association with Vulcan Productions, The Li Ka Shing Foundation, Earth Day Texas, JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, Insurgent Docs
Editor: Geoffrey Richman, A.C.E., Lyman Smith, Jason Zeldes

Rise of the Killer Virus
Docdays Productions, Yuzu Productions, Congoo Productions, Smithsonian Networks, ZDF
Editor: Marcel Ozan Riedel

The Great Australian Fly
360 Degree Films
Editor: Tony Stevens ASE, Assistant Editor/Animation: Alan Bennett

Visualization

David Attenborough’s Light on Earth

Terra Mater Factual Studios/Ammonite Films, CuriosityStream, with: BBC, UKTV, ABC Australia
Director of Photography: Martin Dohrn, Cinematographers: Jack Hynes, Fraser Johnston, Elliot Lowndes, Jonathan Esling, Ian Stewart

Forces of Nature: Shape
A BBC Production with PBS coproduced by France Televisions
Cinematographers: Simon de Glanville, Tim Cragg, Roger Munns

Shark
Planet A BBC/Discovery Channel CoProduction

Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail : The Rock That Became a Bomb
Genepool Productions, in association with Screen Australia, Film Victoria, SBS, PBS and ZDF/ARTE
Cinematographer: Jaems Grant, A.C.S.

About Jackson Hole WILD

Jackson Hole WILD presents industry conferences and programs including the Science Media Awards and Summit, Jackson Hole Conservation Summit and Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, recognized as the premiere event of its genre, convening a biennial fiveday industry conference that draws over 650 international conservationists, journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters. JHW encourages the production of natural history programming around the world by providing nonfiction media industry stakeholders with an international film forum to conduct business, test new equipment, refine production techniques and celebrate the world’s finest nature and science programming. For more information, please visit jhfestival.org.

Over 500 entries are competing for 23 awards in 2016! 120+ preliminary judges screened more than 2,100 hours to select the finalists.

See the finalists here: www.sciencemediasummit.org/2016-media-competition.html

Full Press Release: www.sciencemediasummit.org/uploads/2/4/3/7/24374754/2016finalistpressrelease.pdf

Media Contact: Kathryn Jeffords kathryn@jhfestival.org +1 3072003286 ext. 6 ###

Congratualations to all finalists, especially our full members, in bold above! :)

So You Want to Be a WIldlifre Photographer?

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Yanbaru, Forests of the North - from Mark Thorpe

The forested Northern Region of Okinawa, known as the Yanbaru, is home to a myriad of incredible and sometimes dangerous wildlife. I recently traveled to the region with the goal of filming with an iPhone 6S Plus to show folks that smart device imaging is indeed a viable option in the realm of wildlife films.

Mark says "a series of short films shot entirely using an iPhone6S Plus with GoProHero4 Black Edition as a wet environment and 'Stunt Cam' for a few of the situations involving proximity to Venemous snake species. Check it out if interested, these cameras are getting more and more versatile."


Yanbaru, Forests of the North Ep.1 - Ryukyu Black Breasted Leaf Turtle from Mark Thorpe

Visit the Vimeo Album: vimeo.com/album/4048938

REVOLUTION - The movie

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Check out Adrian Cale's Great New Presenter Showreel!

Adrian’s breadth of experience in self-authored films for broadcast has helped him become a warm and engaging presenter who’s informed and conversational about wildlife around the world. He’s as comfortable handling scripted documentaries as he is delivering unscripted, off the cuff and in-the-moment observations. Adrian is a curious wildlife filmmaker with an in-depth knowledge of the natural world. It is a mix of these skills that helps him sprinkle his passion on camera.

“Written, filmed, presented, produced and directed by Adrian Cale – who takes multi-tasking to new levels…. Adrian is an engaging presenter and addresses all the issues that lead to misery for the species: deforestation, hunting and the tourist industry.” Review of Gibbons: Back in the Swing – BBC Wildlife Magazine


Adrian Cale - TV presenter showreel from Adrian Cale: Wildlife Filmmaker

For presenter, voiceover and other media work Adrian is represented by David Foster Management

We say, we need more of Adrian on TV...

Visit: www.adriancale.co.uk/tv-presenter Follow him on Twitter: @AdrianPCale

Conservation Film-making - How to make films that make a difference


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The Real Price of Grouse: An Introduction to Driven Grouse Shooting by Chris Packham

Chris explains the grouse shooting industry and asks you to sign the petition to ban it: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003 - We have.


The Real Price of Grouse: An Introduction to Driven Grouse Shooting from ChrisGPackham

See more videos on his YouTube Channel: youtube.com/channel/UCSdDTUWSBvn5qp6yvKCmsNg

Visit Chris's site for more: www.chrispackham.co.uk

Wildlife Film-making: Looking to the Future

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Welcome to our new full members from June!

Artemis Evlogimenou - A qualified HSE underwater camera operator who has recently passed a Marine Biology Level 3 course with Distinction, wanting to work with marine biologists and conservationists.

Mark Anthony Coger - A DOP/produce and editor from San Diego, with experience of filming in the polar regions.

Mike Johnson - Wildlife, nature, travel, and adventure cinematographer and editor based in the central US and available for worldwide travel.

Cees van Kempen - Founder/Producer/DOP of Ispida Wildlife Productions, an independent production company, dedicated to create the highest quality of wildlife films.

There's basic FREE membership for all here or for a much more comprehensive listing, Profile Page and additional benefits, become a full member: Wildlife-film.com/freelancers or Wildlife-film.com/companies

Environmental Investigation Agency

Filmmakers For Conservation

Production Gear

See 'Kit For Sale' for items from members/subscribers!

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Welcome to Wildlife-film.com

Since the late 1990s Wildlife-film.com has been the leading source of information for the wildlife filmmaking industry worldwide. For over fifteen years the site has been Google's number one ranking site for 'wildlife film' and related searches. Our site is viewed in over 175 countries. Our newsletter, Wildlife Film News, is read every month by thousands of people involved in wildlife filmmaking - from broadcasters and producers, to cameramen - we encourage readers to submit their news. We also serve as an online resource for industry professionals and services. Find producers, editors, presenters and more in our Freelancer section, and find out about festivals, training and conservation in Organisations. We encourage amateur and professional freelancers to join our network and welcome all wildlife-film related organisations to join our team.


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