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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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Audubon flying me to DC

Audubon flying me to DC

Just received news that National Audubon is paying to bring to me DC in mid-October for a training in global climate change and it’s impact on birds.  I will then meet with Montana’s two senators and our representative.  I’m certainly looking forward to this, and I’ll blog about the daily […]

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Disturbance at Am. Conservation Film Fest!!!

Disturbance at Am. Conservation Film Fest!!!

My film Disturbance is an Official Selection at the American Conservation Film Festival!  See their page at www.conservationfilm.org.

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Cows for Conservation

I just returned from interviewing Jenny Sabo of Sabo Ranch in Harrison, MT.  This interview will be part of the Sonoran Institute Film.  She and her family live completely off the grid, and raise all their own food.  They were very welcoming and accommodating.  You can check out their website […]

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