Wildlife Telly Over the Christmas Period

Christmas. A time for some of the worst television of the year – endless nostalgia programmes, repeats of Christmas specials and a whole channel dedicated to watching Jamie Oliver cook Christmas dinner for his family. A time when the potential to broadcast to a large viewing audience is at it’s peak, and yet for someContinue reading “Wildlife Telly Over the Christmas Period”

Advertisement

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015

As I walked up the stairs in Jackson Lake Lodge to the lobby for the first time, my breath was taken away by the incredible view of the Teton mountain range through the 60-foot windows before me. And as if that wasn’t already enough, the murmurs from hotel guests about a grizzly bear outside eatingContinue reading “Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015”

Alastair Fothergill on The Making of Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Frozen Planet

Since I’ve been too busy on my course lately to write anything that I’m, not going to get credit for (sorry!), here’s a press release I wrote for a talk my coursemates and I went to… Alastair Fothergill has produced some of the best natural history films to come out of the BBC, and inContinue reading “Alastair Fothergill on The Making of Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Frozen Planet”

First Week on a New Course

So the day I’d been waiting for all summer finally arrived, and I have now begun the MA Wildlife Filmmaking course at UWE. It’s only been 10 days and it’s already pretty exciting! We began on a Thursday morning with the standard sort of university induction you get at the beginning of any higher educationContinue reading “First Week on a New Course”

Made in Bristol, Wildlife Film’s Tinseltown

In 1957, the BBC invited a young zoologist by the name of David Attenborough to head a new unit, the Natural History Unit, based in Bristol. Having just settled in London with his family he declined, and it wasn’t until 1973 and Eastwards with Attenborough – a series following an expedition to South East AsiaContinue reading “Made in Bristol, Wildlife Film’s Tinseltown”

Interviews and Garden News

It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I returned from Lagos, and I have been pretty busy. I’ve had 2 interviews – one for the RSPB and one for my MA Wildlife Filmmaking course – and while the preparation for them hasn’t been too difficult, it has been rather time consuming, involving watching a lot ofContinue reading “Interviews and Garden News”