|Thursday, 21 August 2008 07:28|
Wildlife filmmaking has been around for many decades now. Many of us grew up watching David Attenborough and other classic wildlife films that had a subtle environmental message.
Many filmmakers now believe that it's not enough to just show the beauty of nature and hope that admiring this natural beauty will prompt viewers to want to protect it.
Indeed, Filmmakers For Conservation was born out of a growing sense of frustration that there was very little funding and airtime being made available for films that dealt with conservation and the environment.
In this section of the website we've provided food for thought on the whole industry of conservation filmmaking in an essay by Chris Palmer, the Director of the Centre for Environmental Filmmaking at the American University in Washington DC, tools and rules for being a green filmmaker, tips on how to get started and useful links that may help you in your quest to make not just nature, but also conservation, films.
We'll also be regularly adding web talks and seminars on both conservation and film industry issues to help you keep up to date with current industry trends and thinking.