Wildeye: Wildlife Film & Photo

Wildeye: Wildlife Film & Photo No.1 on Google under 'wildlife film' for over 14 years... See Wildeye.co.uk for the International School of Wildlife Film-making. Wildeye is the International School of Wildlife Film-making.
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We've an exemplary list of tutors on hand to teach you about all aspects of wildlife film-making and courses run regularly. Sign up for news bulletins about course availability and other opportunities at www.wildeye.co.uk

Mission: Wildeye was born in the 1990s when founder Piers Warren realised the need for independent education and information for wildlife and conservation film-makers, whether professional, amateur or newcomers.

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We'd like to say a very big thank you to Easyrig who have kindly donated a Minimax camera support system for our student...
31/05/2020

We'd like to say a very big thank you to Easyrig who have kindly donated a Minimax camera support system for our students to use, learn more about Easyrig here - https://easyrig.se

31/05/2020
Lockdown Diaries of a Wildlife Cameraman Ep3

Needs something to cheer you up during lockdown? See what wildlife cameraman Warwick Sloss is getting up to...

As lockdown continues, I keep trying to keep myself sane by filming the wildlife in the garden and surrounds. I operate some highly sophisticated equipment a...

Hope everyone is staying wild!
06/05/2020

Hope everyone is staying wild!

We're planning a free, live-streamed technical session to answer your camera questions, what would you like to learn?
02/05/2020

We're planning a free, live-streamed technical session to answer your camera questions, what would you like to learn?

30/04/2020
Wildeye introduction to Wildlife Filmmaking at Pensthorpe

Throwback to our spring 2018 intro to filmmaking weekend, we shot this video during our 90min trip to Pensthorpe, edited and added a voiceover during the lunch break, were you there?

Part of the Wildeye course. We had 30 minutes to shoot a short story in the rain at Pensthorpe park.

30/04/2020
Lockdown Diaries of a Wildlife Cameraman Ep1

If you haven't seen it yet make sure to watch wildlife cameraman Warwick Sloss lockdown diaries

I am a wildlife cameraman for TV and movies. I'm currently out of work and stuck at home due to coronavirus lockdown. I've been making these short videos, to...

Taking the opportunity whilst in lockdown to do some tidying and wanted to share this.  It was in 1993, a few months aft...
30/04/2020

Taking the opportunity whilst in lockdown to do some tidying and wanted to share this. It was in 1993, a few months after Survival cameraman Dieter Plage had died. I had only recently left school as a 17 year old and got my first job working for a camera kit company. The task I was given was to sort through a large room stacked floor to ceiling with flight cases all packed with equipment owned by Dieter. The company I worked for was selling his equipment on behalf of his wife. I seem to remember the task took me a couple of weeks. Opening cases I found ARRI film cameras, lenses, microscopes, radios, dead insects and all sorts of technical equipment. Dieters clapperboard was considered of no value and was in a pile to be thrown away, I asked if I could keep it. 27 years later and I still have it along with Dieters book Wild Horizons, a great read whilst staying safe in lock down!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wild-Horizons-Cameraman-G-Dieter-Plage/dp/0002160293

03/02/2020

Morning Wildlife fans. The sun is shining (in Norfolk) and it's the start of a new week. Questions for you all, what kind of courses would you like to see this year?

It's amazing what lays in plain sight!  Walking along Norfolks Deep History Coast earlier this week I noticed an odd sha...
31/01/2020

It's amazing what lays in plain sight! Walking along Norfolks Deep History Coast earlier this week I noticed an odd shaped rock out of the corner of my eye. It wasn't hidden or covered but was just laying there. This fossil of a sea urchin dates back to the same time as the dinosaurs were walking the earth! Have you ever found a particularly great fossil?

A short drive away from Wildeye HQ in Norfolk is West Runton Beach. This beach is home to the remains of a 650,000 year ...
30/01/2020

A short drive away from Wildeye HQ in Norfolk is West Runton Beach. This beach is home to the remains of a 650,000 year old Mammoth and also a 100 million year old chalk reef. Claimed to be the longest chalk reef in the world in runs for more than twenty miles. Let us know how has nature inspired you today?

Annual camera census, who's shooting what?  Here at Wildeye we've just invested in the superb Sony FX9!
28/01/2020

Annual camera census, who's shooting what? Here at Wildeye we've just invested in the superb Sony FX9!

It's chilly outside today in Norfolk but with some sunshine for a change. Last week I visited nearby Horsey beach where ...
28/01/2020

It's chilly outside today in Norfolk but with some sunshine for a change. Last week I visited nearby Horsey beach where over 2300 grey seal pups have been born this year. We have filmed and recorded the seals a number of times in courses over the years. What are you filming today?

We often get asked about tripods by students so we thought we'd write a short blog about them, let us know what tripod y...
21/02/2019
Gearing up – tripod essentials | Wildeye

We often get asked about tripods by students so we thought we'd write a short blog about them, let us know what tripod you swear by (or at)!

Gearing up – tripod essentials 21/02/2019 Gear wildeye 0 Comments In the first of our series of gear blogs we’ve decided to talk about tripods, on the surface you might wonder how important a tripod is and from our experience on courses we find quite a few students looking to us for advice on ch...

Zoological Society of East Anglia
18/02/2019

Zoological Society of East Anglia

We have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Animal Keeper to join our Banham Zoo Animal Management (ZAM) team and acquire specialist on the job training. These vacancies are only open to those aged 18 and over due to provisions under the Young People at Work regulations. To find out more information follow this link: https://www.banhamzoo.co.uk/about-us/jobs/

Wildeye: Wildlife Film & Photo's cover photo
13/01/2019

Wildeye: Wildlife Film & Photo's cover photo

04/01/2019
Dean the Diving Decorator

We're very sad to hear the dreadful news that wildlife cameraman Dean Burman passed away earlier this week. Many past Wildeye students will be familiar with Dean and the video the BBC made about him which we play on our courses. This video has inspired many newcomers to the wildlife filmmaking world and is a great example of how passion can lead you into a career. Dean was a lover of heavy metal music and a regular at festivals, he had a wicked sense of humour and I'm sure he wouldn't mind us saying that he was and will always remain a legend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXi1Aj7UUMI

A short film the BBC 'Natural History Unit' made about me, in 2007, while I was filming Pike behaviour for my film 'Lair of the WaterWolf' ...

Wildlife-film.com
17/12/2018
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We interviewed the very excellent Piers Warren about his Wildeye: Wildlife Film & Photo journey … Check it out:

After 20 years and 2,000 students, last weekend's wildlife film-making course was my final one as Principal of Wildeye. ...
03/12/2018

After 20 years and 2,000 students, last weekend's wildlife film-making course was my final one as Principal of Wildeye. Good luck to Simon Beer who is taking over, and a huge thanks to all the Wildeye tutors and students over the years for making it such a blast!

Whitwell Hall Country Centre
28/11/2018

Whitwell Hall Country Centre

The elves have been busy decorating ready for our group Wildeye: Wildlife Film & Photo & our Christmas meal! #whitwellhall #busyelves #christmasdecorating

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16/11/2018

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Welcome to our newest organisation member, new digital streaming platform Ecostreamz … Streaming films that make a difference … Check them out & subscribe! 💚 #conservation #environmental https://www.wildlife-film.com/-/ECOSTREAMZ.htm

The answer to last month's Wild Pages: The Wildlife Film-makers' Resource Guide 3 front cover photo species/location com...
05/11/2018

The answer to last month's Wild Pages: The Wildlife Film-makers' Resource Guide 3 front cover photo species/location competition and the winner(s!?) have been revealed in Wildlife-film.com News, published today! 🏆👀 #WFN131

This month’s edition of #WildlifeFilm News is bumper … Check it out … So much news!! 📰 Wildscreen Festival, BWPAwards, Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam - WFFR, Festival International du Film Ornithologique Ménigoute, Wild Pages: The Wildlife Film-makers' Resource Guide, Brock Initiative, Gareth Trezise, Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival, New York WILD Film Festival, Ella Gatfield, Peter Selway, Renato Siracusano & Alex Thomson! 💚 #WFN131 https://www.wildlife-film.com/Wfn/wfn231.htm

02/11/2018

Madelaine Westwood is looking for footage of green iguanas for a conservation film. The shots she seeks are rocky\scrubby vegetation WS female walking to camera, MS female, CU head and eyes ideally looking to camera. It's a conservation film for the National Parks Trust of Virgin Islands. No budget I'm afraid but if you can help please contact her at [email protected]

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28/10/2018

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Last chance to enter the Wild Pages: The Wildlife Film-makers' Resource Guide 3 #Competition … Name the species of gannet & the exact location of the colony shown on the front cover! 🐦🌊 https://www.wildlife-film.com/jobs.html

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11/10/2018
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Competition: Win an #eBook copy of Wild Pages: The Wildlife Film-makers' Resource Guide 3 by Jason Peters & Piers Warren ... Just tell us the species of bird & where the colony is and be in for a chance! #competition #wildlifefilm #wildpages3 Wildeye: Wildlife Film & Photo

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