Jake Willers interviews wildlife filmmakers including cinematographers, producers, directors and sound recordists to hear their personal career stories, get advice and inspire others to achieve their wildlife filmmaking goals.
MWF 30: Janet Han Vissering - SVP, Development & Production of Nat Geo Wild
Janet discusses her, not so straight forward, journey into the wildlife filmmaking industry and offers some great insight into Nat Geo Wild's program selection process.
MWF 29: Ivo Nörenberg - Wildlife Cinematographer Who Proposed The CN20 50-1000mm Lens To Canon
Ivo discusses his journey into wildlife filmmaking as well as how he managed to persuade Canon to build the CN20 lens, now synonymous with wildlife filmmaking.
MWF 28: Rob Whitehair - Award Winning Wildlife Filmmaker & Co-Founder of Mammalz
Rob shares his career story, chats about his film Hollywood Fox and explains why his latest ventures, Wild Propaganda and Mammalz, are so important.
MWF 27: Rob Nelson - Biologist & Emmy Award Winning Science Communicator
Rob discusses his passion for science communication, why he's chosen his particular career path, the ups and downs of it all and his new book.
MWF 26: Doug Allan - Wildlife & Documentary Cameraman
Doug discusses how he broke into the industry meeting David Attenborough and crew in the Antarctic, how advances in filming gear has changed his workflow, and so much more.
MWF 25: Nate Dappen - Biologist, Photographer & Co-founder of Day's Edge Productions
Nate talks with Jake about grant writing, gear obsession, the importance of insurance and contingency plans, and the need for a healthy balance between filming and family.
Perfect for Wildlife Filmmakers!
Each one of these episodes has a nugget of gold for any wildlife filmmaker, cameraman, or others in the business and wanting to enter the field. The interview with Doug Allen is especially informative for camera operators with invaluable advice and words. Keep up the great work and insights Jake!
So wonderful and helpful to hear these interviews with real professionals, some of the top people in the wildlife filmmaking genre.
As a scientist in the midst of switching fields to filmmaking in order to have a greater impact, this podcast is an amazing find! Content and quality are truly phenomenal. Thank you!!