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INTERVIEW: Ryan Johnson talks about tagging Great White Sharks and his work with Ocearch

The OCEARCH project in which we satellite tagged mearly 50 great white sharks, and filmed the expedition for a tem part series called shark wranglers we incredibly rewarding, and somewhat controversial. Here is an interview…

Interview with Critic Magazine: Ryan Johnson – Great White Shark Expert

I am often asked how I got into research on great white sharks, and how students can also break into this field. I don’t know if my story is applicable to many, but in this…

How to nail it at a wildlife film festival

Wildlife Film festivals provide a great way to get your film (and you!) exposure in the industry…but with escalating competition how can you increase your chances of acceptance? Cream rises to the top, so much…

The Pan and Zoom – Vital skills for wildlife filmmaking

The pan and zoom.  There is so much to say about these two tiny concepts of filming.  They can be angles or devils.  You must know when and how to properly use them, or you…

How to write a successful wildlife documentary story

The biggest challenge for wildlife film-makers is getting a program green lit by commissioning editors. Following trends, building gadgets, finding new filming techniques and building relationships and trust with broadcasters are all really helpful, but the…

9 insider tips to be the next Steve Irwin (or David Attenborough)

Few jobs appear as romantic as a wildlife television presenter. Getting paid to: travel the world and witness incredible sights is the dream of many. Crouching down in front of a rhino to deliver a…

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