Film Projects we are working on
Cute Owls and a Charismatic Capercaillie in a Magical Forest
My wonderful film year in Bristol has come to an end. I finish my master in wildlife filmmaking at the UWE Bristol with the BBC NHU with a short film about the less known yet amazing wildlife of the magical Bavarian Forest. "Natural Born Chaos" is my homage to the second home I have found in Germany.
On an island of natural forest amidst the German civilization wild animals can live thanks to a tiny insect.
How Is It To Live with Arctic Predators?
Our long-term project will be to document the changes of the Arctic world in powerful, dramatic images. Watch here a trailer of our future documentary about the special relationship between the native people of the Arctic and the polar bears.
This teaser tells the story of two climate refugees, the polar bear and the brown bear who meet on the north coast of Alaska in the small Inupiat village of Barter Island. Here, where life is hard enough, the Alaska native people have to face not only the effects of a changing environment but also the two largest land-based predators who move in to fight for territory and survival. From the perspective of the natives, the film answers the question if the polar bear may survive the present retreat of the ice in the Arctic sea - especially if it has to adapt to a living on land where it meets food competitors, the brown bears and the humans. The film gives hope for the survival of the polar bear if the humans learn and accept to live with wild animals without threaten them existentially.
A photography says more than thousand words but a video says more than thousand photographies.
Nature Photography and Travel Video
What makes nature photography and travel documentaries unique? Why does an art photography stands out from the crowd?
Is it the light? the perspective? or the soul of the author captured in the atmosphere?
The gallery below catches a glimpse of our answer to what a premium landscape photography and travel video stands for.
Technical evolution simplified our lives but at the same time complicated our decision making. If you are looking for a nature photography or travel video you may be crushed by the overwhelming volume of still and moving images spread around the internet. The digital revolution in photography and videography made it possible. Affordable recording devices and the social media opened the door to the visual media to almost everyone. The quality of the images and the effort put into their creation may be arguable. As they say: Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
What are time-lapses?
Practical thoughts on the time-lapse technique - Part IV
Time lapsing step-by-step
In this part I will talk about some preliminary considerations and production.
Iceland has become a popular destination since the singer Björk made her island famous by her songs. Yet few people know Iceland during wintertime. And I am sure that they miss a beautiful part of the island: the snow covered rocks, the magic arctic light and especially the phantastic aurora borealis dancing in the sky. The days spent at the Jokülsarlon glacial lake were one of the most beautiful and peaceful Christmas time I remember.