Last month Frontier, Wildeye, Wildlife-film.com and NHU Africa collaborated to launch a film competition, hoping to find some exciting new wildlife film-making talent! We asked entrants to send us a 3-minute wildlife video, as well as a 150-word production proposal explaining how the footage could be made into a feature length film or series.
Entries in wildlife documentaries (6)
Today we continue our focus on wildlife documentaries. The following is the introduction to a fascinating and eye-opening article written by wildlife film-maker, professor and director of The Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Chris Palmer. It focuses on the ethics involved in making wildlife film, from animal cruelty, to audience deception. A great read with some astonishing surprises.
Today we republish the second part of an article which looks at the way wildlife film has changed through time. This second instalment considers the various directions taken by modern documentary makers, and what the future may hold for the genre. We also tell you more about our exciting new competition launching on Thursday. Get your wildlife film-making hats on!
We’re launching an amazing competition this Thursday. In collaboration with Wildeye, Wildlife-film.com and NHU Africa, we’re looking for new wildlife film-making talent. To celebrate, we’re republishing a two-part article exploring the history of the wildlife documentary, from its humble beginnings in the late 19th century through to the big-budget offerings we see on our screens today.