BBC Dynasties

Animal magic Close-Up / BBC Dynasties Animal magic Close-Up / BBC Dynasties BY: Valentina Valentini Directing wildlife documentaries is wholly different from directing any other documentary. First off, they’re unusually talented camera operators; and second, when it comes to BBC Natural History Unit (NHU, basically the be-all and end-all of wildlife filmmaking), directors are called … Read more

Panasonic at 100

Image Making Innovator / Panasonic at 100 Image Making Innovator / Panasonic at 100 BY: Kevin Hilton Long-established companies generally change over the years, expanding into new markets as they present themselves. Panasonic, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, is an instantly recognisable international brand known for television sets, consumer camcorders, hi-fi systems, mobile phones … Read more

Capturing snow leopards with Varicam LT for new BBC series

A new BBC natural history series following the life of big cats made use of the Panasonic VariCam LT to track down the elusive snow leopards of Himachal Pradesh. Shooting over five weeks in the freezing temperatures of Northern India, where snow leopards inhabit rocky outcrops that provide perfect camouflage, meant the production team of … Read more

Capturing snow leopards with VariCam LT for new BBC series

A new BBC natural history series following the life of big cats has made use of the Panasonic VariCam LT to track down the elusive snow leopards of Himachal Pradesh. Shooting over five weeks in the freezing temperatures of Northern India, where snow leopards inhabit areas where rocky outcrops provide perfect camouflage, meant the production … Read more

2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Winners Announced!

The Awards Celebration concludes the Festival & Summit, which draws leading filmmakers, conservationists, scientists, journalists and visionaries engaged in conservation and wildlife media to Jackson Hole. Submissions in the prestigious competition included a record-breaking 900 film entries, making this year’s festival the biggest yet. The nominated films are dazzling, inspiring, innovative and urgent. The winners … Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival finalists announced

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has announced the 2017 finalists for its 15th biennial film competition, an event that is considered to be the “Oscars of nature filmmaking.” Winners will be revealed at the Grand Teton Awards Gala in Jackson, WY on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. The awards are just one part of the … Read more

Graham Macfarlane and Panasonic VariCam LT on the trail of the perfect wildlife film

Freelance cameraman and primary BBC Natural History Unit contributor Graham Macfarlane has put the Panasonic VariCam LT through its paces shooting in countries from Kenya to Japan. Sourced through VI Rental Bristol, late 2016 saw the airing of the two-part Elephant Family & Me, presented by fellow cameraman Gordon Buchanan. Macfarlane (Wild Thailand, Deadly 60, … Read more

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