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Africa's Big Five And Other Wildlife Film Makers
by Jean Hartley with a foreword by Richard Leakey
Jean Hartley, born in Kenya, is acknowledged as being the first to legitimise "fixing" for wildlife film crews. Over the last 25 years, she has worked on over a thousand films, the vast majority being about wildlife and nature.
In this insightful book she features five of the great film makers who all started their careers in Kenya in the 1950s, legends whom she is proud to call personal friends. Watching all their films, and many more, she became fascinated by the history of film making in Kenya and determined to find out when it all started.
She traces the roots of wildlife film back a hundred years, drawing on accounts of the original film makers and the professional hunters who guided those early safaris. She tracks the changes from those grainy, speeded up, silent films through to the technologically perfect High Definition and 3D films that are being made today.
163 pages including a chronology of wildlife film making in East Africa -
paperback - at a special reduced price of £15 (plus £1.95 delivery).
Read Jean's introduction on our 'Features Page'!
Phone: +44 (0)7950 894362
Natalie Gilbert is a writer, photographer and online manager with a postgrad in Anthrozoology.
She runs AnimalTheory as the foundation for her explorations of the human-animal bond focusing more on art, literature and online portrayals of animals than anything else.
All of her work is expressive and encouraging of debate, contribution and development - more an open conversation than a statement.
Natalie co-runs Viral Pandas, which is an online exploration of animals in the ether. The project invites contributions and comment from others. Take a look at the project and leave your comments at viralpandas.wordpress.com or on any of the related social networks.
A strong researcher, communicator and organiser, Natalie is happy to collaborate and assist with projects about the human-animal bond, be they artistic, educational, or practical. She has herself undertaken a Wildeye camera course to complement her photography and takes an avid interest in the development of these practices.
ARKive is the ultimate free online resource to the world’s endangered animals, plants and fungi.
Produced with the help of the world’s best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists, we share the wonders of nature and encourage environmental awareness through educational resources and interactive events and activities.
Birds in Batik
Clifftop, Harbour View
Artist - Anne A Bologna
Phone: +353 (0)23 88 49715
Anne A Bologna is a batik artist and devoted twitcher.
She has a studio in West Cork, Ireland, where she combines these passions, creating outstanding batiks of birds in their natural habitats.
She has exhibited widely in the UK, USA and Ireland, and a good selection of her work can be seen on her website.
British Wildlife Photography Awards
Director: Maggie Gowan
The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established to recognise the talents of wildlife photographers of all nationalities practising in Britain, whilst at the same time highlighting the great wealth and diversity of Britain's natural history. The driving motivation to set up the Awards evolved through the nation's growing awareness of the local environment and the need for its protection.
Now in its fifth year, this highly acclaimed and unique wildlife photography competition has captivated the nation with outstanding and beautiful imagery. It is a celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for nature photographers, both amateur and professional.
With twelve separate categories the subject matter covers everything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife.
Wildlife in HD is a special new Award for HD Video and will be awarded to the most inspirational and dynamic film, which clearly illustrates the unique power of moving images as a medium for capturing British Wildlife.
The 2013 winners will be announced in September and the competition is open until May 4th 2013. www.bwpawards.org
2012 HD Video winners
The Power Of Film And Media To Conserve Our Natural World"
- Already Making A Difference
of Filmmakers for Conservation is to promote global conservation
through the making, broadcasting and distribution of films,
and to help conservation organisations and filmmakers worldwide
produce a greater number of better-informed and more effective
conservation films. It is often said that conservation films
don't make a difference - Filmmakers for Conservation dispels
Visit the FFC website to read about Conservation Filmmaking:
Look at: How to get started, Code of Ethics & Sustainaility
And much, much more...
Films That Make A Difference
The online library of conservation films.
Project Co-ordinator: Jason Peters
Films That Make a Difference is a collaboration between Wildlife-film.com, Wildeye, The Brock Initiative, the American Universitys' Center for Environmental Filmmaking & Filmmakers For Conservation.
2011 saw the database go live and evolve into a comprehensive library with four categories:
- FILMS THAT HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE - Films that have been documented or otherwise proven to have made a real and tangible difference to a conservation issue.
- FILMS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE - Undocumented or unproven but made about an issue that has found a degree of success.
- FILMS THAT HAVE A CONSERVATION/ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE OR THEME - Good conservation films that will have raised awareness of an issue but no conclusive successes known.
- FILMMAKERS WHO HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE - This category includes filmmakers and organisations that have made a significant contribution to conservation film making over time: Collectively, their films have made a difference!
We are very keen to increase the number of films that are listed, so please get involved and send in your films and/or ideas!!
Into the Wild
50-52 Rivington Street
Phone: +44 (0)20 7613 2422
Into the Wild is a blog brought to you by Frontier covering news stories, interesting features, amazing film & photography, competitions and much more from the world of wildlife, travel, the environment and conservation.
We also aim to bring you all the latest news and volunteer reviews from all of Frontier's amazing projects and internships around the world.
Come and see what we're all about...even if it's just to see our latest Photo of the Week!
Scubazoo's photographic images regularly appear in publications all over the world and we have published two successful coffee table books called, reef and Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai – Sabah’s underwater treasure.
reef has been translated into more than ten languages and sold over 150,000 copies worlwide.
Released in early December 2011, Scubazoo’s latest coffee table book: Maldives – The Underwater Kingdom captures the wonder of the Maldivian underwater world — a world that needs protecting, to ensure our aquatic treasures are preserved for future generations. The book is 268 pages long and includes a DVD insert which closely follows the book.
All online orders will ship with a free Maldives 2012 wall calendar (take a look here).
Take a look at our photographic services..
Shooting in the Wild
An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom
By Chris Palmer, with foreword by Jane Goodall
A veteran producer examines the thrilling yet controversial world of wildlife filmmaking—from celebrity follies to life-and-death perils.
Wildlife and nature films are a hugely popular entertainment genre: networks such as Animal Planet and Discovery are stars in the cable television universe, viewers flock to IMAX theaters to see jaw-dropping footage from the wild, and the venerable BBC still scores triumphs with series such as Planet Earth.
As cinematic technology brings ever-more-breathtaking images to the screen, and as our direct contact with nature diminishes, an ever-expanding audience craves the indirect experience of wild nature that these films provide.
But this success has a dark side, as Chris Palmer reveals in his authoritative and engrossing report on the wildlife film business. A veteran producer and film educator, Palmer looks past the headlines about TV host Steve Irwin’s death by stingray and filmmaker Timothy Treadwell falling prey to his beloved grizzlies, to uncover a more pervasive and troubling trend toward sensationalism, extreme risk-taking, and even abuse in wildlife films.
He tracks the roots of this trend to the early days of the genre, and he profiles a new breed of skilled, ethical filmmakers whose work enlightens as well as entertains, and who represents the future that Palmer envisions for the industry he loves.
Published by Sierra Club Books, available at Amazon.com.
John Buxton, Chris Durdin and Nick Upton
The Norfolk Cranes' Story
By John Buxton, Chris Durdin and Nick Upton
This book – published in July 2011 – tells the story of how cranes bred at Horsey in Norfolk, and how they were protected and studied there.
The cranes’ story starts with their arrival at Horsey in 1979. Their first nesting attempt was in 1981 and the first chick fledged in 1982.
From this slow start in the Broads, the re-colonisation of this iconic wetland bird is now taking small but steady steps forwards elsewhere in the UK.
Their guardian at Horsey was – and is – John Buxton. Much of what we know about cranes in the UK was contained in John’s memory and notebooks.
The co-author is Chris Durdin from Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays and for many years on the RSPB's staff. With John providing the information and Chris doing the writing, this was how the book was completed.
In part three, Cranes in Europe, Nick Upton describes the challenges facing cranes in the rest of Europe, charting their recent rise in numbers that has contributed to their reappearance in the UK.
Check out the website and get the book here!
Hardback; 133 pages; 65 colour photos; six black & white photos; three colour illustrations, one of which is a map. £30.00
TYR Solutions is a risk mitigation company.
We provide a number of solutions from training, equipment and consultancy. Our philosophy is that no two organisational entities are alike, and that many interrelated factors such as the nature of their business, profile of their employees and the geographical range of their assets, uniquely determine their level of exposure, hence customised solutions are required to meet their needs. Whilst TYR Solutions operates predominately in high risk hostile environments for a number of media organisations, we have also deployed consultants on documentaries for health and safety purposes, to build jungle base camps, provide remote medical facilities and individual tracking and secure communications.
TYR Solutions has identified the need for medical/security awareness consultancy, communications and tracking support for documentary and wildlife production companies. We have a number of consultants with remote location and FGASA Field guides. Our consultants can also operate as logistics and base camp managers. TYR can also offer pre trip planning.
TYR Solutions can enhance communications through the sale or rental of satellite phones, Bgans and personal and vehicle tracking devices and can either monitor the tracking platform for the client or we can set the client with their own platform.
Our Mission Statement:
To provide superior solutions through customer training, consultancy and support in order to exceed our customer‚s expectations through continuous improvement and interaction.
I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Manager/Editor: Jason Peters
Publishers of Factual and Fiction Books
Wildeye Publishing specialises in publications for wildlife film-makers worldwide. We started with the guide Careers in Wildlife Film-making, which became essential reading for anyone wishing to get into the industry, and now have a growing list of useful books including Wild Pages: The Wildlife Film-makers’ Resource Guide, Wildlife Film-making: Looking to the Future and Go Wild with your Camcorder: How to make Wildlife Films.
We have also been publishing the monthly emailed newsletter Wildlife Film News – part of the www.wildlife-film.com project – since the late 90s.
Mike Linley has been producing and filming factual wildlife documentaries for over 30 years. Showing TV audiences all over the planet the wonders of the natural world has given him an immense amount of pleasure.
However, one thing that’s always concerned him is that the programmes he's made have only been viewable at home, on the TV, removed from the wild spaces of Britain.
But now new technology is changing this.
Over the past year he has been working with interpretation specialists Ugly Studios to develop interactive touchscreen displays.
These screens enable his vast catalogue of digital video footage, photographs and wildlife facts to be viewed in situ, on a reserve, right there, where the wildlife can be seen.
Not only is this fascinating for visitors, it is a useful tool for visitor centre staff to use; helping visitors identify the wild species they have seen and so learn more about them.
Download a PDF about WILD SCREENS here.
See a touch-screen in action: Touchscreen Promo
WildFilmHistory is a unique multimedia guide to the history and heritage of wildlife filmmaking.
From ‘lost and forgotten’ material to the most astounding developments in wildlife filmmaking plus som ‘behind the scenes’ photographs and oral histories with industry pioneers, this is an invaluable free resource which applauds the determination, ingenuity and passion of individuals with an enthusiasm for the natural world.
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