What makes a good story for natural history?
As I mentioned in my previous post, on Saturday I went to film the march against the badger cull in Bristol. It was a fantastic event and here are the results of the film made by SwagTail Films.
This week of my Wildlife Film-making course has been particularly exciting for me as we had a lecture on drama! Being a drama graduate, who has struggled to bring my qualifications to the table so far, I found it really fantastic to look at how drama and documentaries go hand in hand. As it turns out they are not so very different things...
I can't believe I am suddenly in my sixth week of this course - it is passing me by way too fast and I feel like I still have a very long way to go! Once again it has been a hectically busy week so please excuse the lack of wildlife blog posts... I promise I will do my best in the future!
This week a hot topic for discussion within my wildlife filmmaking group has been filming captive wildlife in big nature documentary series. So much of what we see on television is in fact filmed within a studio environment, or with captive zoo animals... But without this a lot of behaviour would never be captured for the television. So what's the big ho ha? Is it wrong to film "wildlife" away from the wild?