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Bungee Cords and Miracles: Aerial Footage Repair

Bungee Cords and Miracles: Aerial Footage Repair

I went through some aerial footage from the September 9th flight over the Madison Valley.  The flight was provided free of charge by lighthawk.org, a fantastic organization that provides aerial perspectives to further conservation efforts.  Fixed wing aircraft are not ideal for aerial filming since the ride is bumpy and […]

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Interviewed by PBS today

Today I drove quickly to Bozeman for an interview which will accompany the airing of Disturbance on PBS.  The crew (Hilary, Elliott, Fredrico, Josh, Andy, and Danny) were awesome!  They did such a kick-ass, professional job of shooting this piece.  We really only needed 4 minutes of content, but the […]

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JHWFF: Day 5 – 16 degrees and 1000 bugles

JHWFF: Day 5 – 16 degrees and 1000 bugles

Cold Morning, and the big fire is dead.  Slept in truck bed again.  Glad to get moving in the morning.  The elk have been bugling like crazy.  Dr. Richard Leakey cannot come to the panel due to a stomach problem which has hospitalized him.  I may take off this evening […]

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JWFF: Day 4 – Pitching Nat Geo, Discovery, & Nature

I met with the other members of Filmmakers for Conservation this morning.  I do believe that I will become involved with the organization.  I also pitched a film to three commissioning editors this afternoon.  I learned one singular fact that will shape my career–that story is king.  And if I […]

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Pitching to Nat Geo, Discovery, and Nature today

I’m lined up to pitch to commissioning editors from Nat Geo.

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JHWFF: Day 3 – writer’s workshop

I attended a workshop on writing and I was struck by a singular comment by the professional writers that anthropomorphism is not a problem in wildlife films.  Regarding anthropomorphism, these writers suggested that science has caught up with filmmakers, and that individual personalities are a survival characteristic.  I understand that […]

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JHWFF: Day 3 (more photos)

JHWFF: Day 3 (more photos)

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JHWFF: Day 3

JHWFF: Day 3

Lots of mingling last night.  I’m realizing just where I stand in this industry.  The bottom.  I’m working all week to bump myself up a bit and maybe find some work.

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Yellowstone Fire Pics

Yellowstone Fire Pics

I’m finally posting some pics from the Yellowstone fire.  This fire burned slowly at first, but finally hit some lodgepole stands that hadn’t burned in ~150 years.  Once it hit that, it was pushed by 20 mph winds.  This is a significant stand replacement fire, but alas, lodgepole is adapted […]

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JHWFF: Day 1

I arrived yesterday after being distracted by the stunning fire in Yellowstone.  Huge wind gusts brought it from two square miles to about 13 square miles in 48 hours.  VERY exciting.  I filmed 300′ tall flames from across the lake.  Will post soon.  There is another two fires here in […]

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