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White-faced Ibis from edit bay

White-faced Ibis from edit bay

Here is a quick image I just pulled from my editing this evening. This is the extraordinary White-faced Ibis. One of my favorite Rocky Mountain birds by far.

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Oystercatchers Galore!

Oystercatchers Galore!

Costal birds in the path of climate change.

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Game Over. No Rams

We discovered that our Special Use Permit is expired, and we cannot access government lands like we did this spring. The person in charge of renewing them is headed out of town for a week tomorrow, and is unwilling to deal with our little problem until she returns. That’s cool. […]

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Heading to Film Clashing Rams!

Heading to Film Clashing Rams!

Tomorrow I’m headed to film bighorn ram behavior with a veteran researcher. I’m doing this to help my friend Dawson put together a demo for a film he’s hoping to pitch next year. The weather looks sketchy, but we’re going anyhow. I might freeze my fingers off, get snowed on, […]

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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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