The unique book by Piers Warren, packed with guidance and advice for aspiring makers of natural history films Foreword by Jeffery Boswall Described as 'long-overdue' and 'much-needed', this is not just an essential book for newcomers and wannabes - the fascinating case studies of well-known individuals, and unique discussion of the future of the industry from top professionals, make this an important read for those already working in the fields of wildlife, underwater and conservation film. There has never been a careers guide to the wildlife film industry before, and this book covers all aspects of working in this genre. Author Piers Warren explains how wildlife films are made, describes the variety of jobs and how to get started, and then supplies information on education and training, wildlife film festivals, organisations and projects. The section 'The Future of the Industry' involves no-holds-barred views from individuals with a wide variety of experience of wildlife films - combining to produce a fascinating and eye-opening vision of the future of wildlife programming.
As technology advances rapidly and viewers' options increase, this book presents a fascinating exploration of the future of the wildlife film-making industry. Its unique collection of views and advice make this book an invaluable resource for everyone who wishes to succeed as a wildlife film-maker in years to come. With articles from many leading figures in the industry and case studies of numerous skilled practitioners.
Packed with information and advice acquired over years of teaching wildlife filmmaking, Warren guides readers through all aspects of making a wildlife film from choosing a camcorder to editing the final product.
2015 marks the beginning of the UN Decade of Sustainable Development. Sustainable development involves the incorporation of ecological principles in technology development and dissemination. It is in this context that the present book by Ms Megha Aggarwal is a timely contribution. The book covers a wide range of information dealing with agriculture, energy, engineering, medicine, architecture, finance, and environmental management. It should help the young students to become the architects of a sustainable future for our country. I hope the book will be read and used widely. MS SWAMINATHAN Father of the Indian Green Revolution As India gradually moves towards a green economy, new avenues of employment are opening up for todays youth. For students thinking about future course and career options, this one-of-its-kind handbook offers a rich body of information required to turn a green interest into a future opportunity. From environmental engineering, environmental science, and environmental law to agriculture, climate science, and zoology it profiles a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and the broad spectrum of careers they lead to. Peppered with anecdotal accounts from well-known professionals and a handy listing of useful resources, The Green Guide to Environmental Courses and Careers is a must-have for any student keen on harnessing a green passion. The book is a timely contribution.... It should help the young students to become the architects of a sustainable future for our country. MS Swaminathan
If, as many argue, movies and television have become Western culture's premier storytelling media, so too have they become, for most members of society, the primary source of encounters with the natural world—particularly wild animals. The television fare offered nightly by national and cable networks such as PBS and the Discovery Channel provides millions of viewers with their only experience of the wilderness and its inhabitants. The very films that so many viewers take as accurate portrayals of wildlife, however, have evolved primarily as a form of entertainment, following the established codes and conventions of narrative exposition. The result has been not the representation of nature, but its wholesale reconstruction and reconfiguration according to film and television conventions, audience expectations, and the demands of competition in the media marketplace. Wildlife Films traces the genealogy of the nature film, from its origins as the "animal locomotion" studies that mark the very beginnings of motion pictures themselves, to the founding of the Animal Planet cable channel that boasts "all animals, all the time." The narrative and thematic elements that unite wildlife films as a genre have their roots not in the documentary film tradition, but in the older traditions of oral and written animal fables as reflections of human society. Derek Bousé contends that classic wildlife films often portray animal protagonists living in families modeled on an ideal of the human nuclear family and working in communities that resemble an ideal of bucolic human society. In these stories—presented as documentaries—animals are motivated by human emotions and conduct relationships according to human customs. This imposition of culturally satisfying narrative patterns upon the lives of animals has not only led to the misrepresentation of the natural world; it has promoted the notion that our values, our moral vision, our models of society and family structure derive from nature, rather than being cultural formations.
Author : Jean Hartley
ISBN : 9789966724496
Genre : History
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Jean Hartley, born in Kenya, is acknowledged as being the first to legitimise ifixingi for wildlife film crews. Over the last 25 years, she has worked on over a thousand films, the vast majority being about wildlife and nature. She features five of the great film makers who all started their careers in Kenya in the1950s, legends whom she is proud to call personal friends. Watching all of their films, and many more, she became fascinated by the history of film making in Kenya and determined to find out when it all started. In this insightful book, she traces the roots of wildlife film back a hundred years, drawing on accounts of the original film makers and the professional hunters who guided those early safaris. She tracks the changes from those grainy, speeded up, silent films through to the technologically perfect High Definition and 3D films that are being made today."