Blog Introduction

In this blog I intend to share my personal experiences of being a wildlife cameraman. I'll also write about nature conservation, and anything related that I want to have a rant about. It's said that the novel is the last bastion of free speech, so I'll also be featuring my work on 'The Life and Times of Tudor Morgan' series. In between times I like chopping wood, in a microscopic way: it's like a therapy, so I'll be writing about wood sculpture too.

Wildlife Cameraman Blog

Wildlife Wood Sculpting

Wildlife Wood Sculpting For most of my working life I have travelled the world filming wildlife for TV programmes, capturing the natural behaviour of birds, mammals and insects. Back home in Chepstow I use sustainably sourced wood (often from our garden) to create fantasy sculptures of my filming experiences. I am very pleased to say… Continue Reading

filming wildlife sequences – part one

filming wildlife sequences – part one how to keep editors happy If you can keep editors happy with your sequence building ability, congratulations. If any of them ever says, ‘Today’s lesson is filming wildlife sequences – part one,’ just listen with humility. You will almost certainly learn something. filming wildlife sequences – part one: this… Continue Reading

listen to the future generation

listen to the future generation “listen to the future generation” –  that’s the title of a film we produced recently, and here it is, released. I don’t work only as a wildlife cameraman. Sometimes our company makes corporate videos, and sometimes those videos are about nature conservation. This one is about a potentially devastating plan… Continue Reading

Great spotted woodpecker drumming sequel

Great spotted woodpecker drumming sequel Great spotted woodpecker drumming sequel: well, here’s the shot. I’m still not happy though. Ask any wildlife cameraman and you will rarely find that they are totally happy with anything they shoot. The shot could always be, ‘Just a little bit closer; if only there was no heat haze.’ And… Continue Reading

wildlife cameraman and beyond

wildlife cameraman and beyond Wildlife cameraman and beyond: it sounds like a bad title for a low budget movie. One day you’ll find it at the bottom of the £1 bin at Asda. You’ll be tempted to buy it for your friend, who just loves ‘those David Attenborough films’, but your friend will be so… Continue Reading

Great spotted woodpeckers drumming

Great spotted woodpeckers drumming Great spotted woodpeckers drumming is a great sound. They’ll start drumming as early as February and carry on through April. No doubt people have recorded drumming in other months too. You can read about great spotted woodpeckers here. Last year I went out to have a go at woodpeckers drumming. I’m… Continue Reading