Master Wildlife Filmmaking Podcast

A sneak-peak into the lives of wildlife filmmakers. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to make natural history TV shows and landmark series from camera people, producers and TV hosts to composers, editors and directors.

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"As a scientist in the midst of switching fields to filmmaking in order to have a greater impact, this podcast is an amazing find! Content and quality are truly phenomenal. Thank you!! "

"Super Informative!"
Mae A.

"I was so excited to find a podcast for such a specific niche. I just listened to the first one so far, but it was super informative (sometimes brutally honest) and very inspiring! I hope this podcast continues to run for a long time 👍🏼 "

"Thanks for creating this podcast!"
Sharyn Umaña-Angers

"So wonderful and helpful to hear these interviews with real professionals, some of the top people in the wildlife filmmaking genre. "

"Wonderful Interviews"
Naturally Quiet

"This podcast has wonderful information and is well produced. Great questions with answers explaining pertinent information for anyone interested in wildlife, media, filmmaking, or related fields. I am a wildlife researcher who will transition to media and this podcast could not be better. Thanks for putting it together, sharing behind the scenes info, helping people in my position, and spreading the ideas. Keep it going!"

"Wildlife Media with Great Information"
Navister

"Love what I’m hearing so far! Great advice and inspiration for filmmakers of all types."

"For filmmakers"
Idaho wildlife filmmaker

Ep. 26: Doug Allan

Doug discusses how he broke into the industry meeting David Attenborough and crew in the Antarctic, how advances in filming gear has changed his workflow, and so much more.

Ep. 25: Nate Dappen

Nate talks about grant writing, gear obsession, the importance of contingency plans, and the need for a healthy balance between filming and family.

Ep. 24: Dan O'Neill

Dan discusses his films 'Queen of Birds' and 'To Find a Harpy', his global explorations, the importance of having a management agency, and his Wilderland Film Festival.

Ep. 23: Patricia Fearnley

Patricia discusses working on marketing the landmark series' Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II and how marketing strategies are evolving.

Ep. 22: Judy Lehmberg

Judy’s story is certainly not the norm. Judy is a former college biology teacher now following her passion for wildlife filmmaking.

Ep. 21: Stephen Dunleavy

Stephen talks about his start in the industry, his time at the BBC, founding Humble Bee Films and working with Nigel Marven and Sir David Attenborough.

Ep. 20: Dusty Hulet

Dusty explains how he became a wildlife filmmaker, his experience filming in bear dens, and the dreaded burnout and depression that struck during the fundraising and making of his latest film.

Ep. 19: Ben Hamilton

Ben tells us how he broke into the industry, stories from his latest project filming in the wilds of Alaska, and shares some valuable filmmaking advice.

Ep. 18: Gaelin Rosenwaks

Gaelin shares her story of studying as a marine scientist and filming with National Geographic to founding Global Ocean Exploration to share her passion for the ocean, marine conservation and photography.

Ep. 17: Cody Westheimer

Cody’s passion for nature has helped him to carve out a niche in the natural history genre, working with networks including Discovery, Smithsonian, Netflix, IMAX and many more.

Ep. 16: Alex Jones

Alex's passion for macro-wildlife cinematography is evident as he explains his aspirations as a wildlife filmmaker.

Ep. 15: Dereck & Beverly Joubert

Dereck & Beverly describe their lives living together in the wilds of Africa, their conservation achievements and the all to recent buffalo incident.

Ep. 14: Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan explains his career path and talks about the many adventures with bears that have shaped his life and films working with PBS, BBC, Discovery and National Geographic Television.

Ep. 13: Stephanie Arne

Stephanie describes her path to becoming the host of one of the longest running wildlife TV shows in history and how hard work, passion and an adventurous spirit are essential to fulfilling your dreams.

12 : Patrick Dykstra

Inspirational story of how Patrick's passion for the blue whale lead him to become a cinematographer on the BBC's Blue Planet 2.

Ep. 11: Bob Poole

Jake talks with National Geographic cameraman and host of Man Among Cheetahs, Bob Poole at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2017

Ep. 10: Richard & Carol Foster

Join Jake as he talks with filmmaking couple Richard and Carol Foster from their Belize jungle studio.

Ep. 9: Kim Wolhuter

Join Jake Willers as he talks with the Maverick Wildlife Filmmaker Kim Wolhuter.

Ep. 8: Hardy Jones

Join Jake Willers as he talks with Filmmaker Hardy Jones about his experiences exposing the dolphin slaughter in Japan.

Ep. 7: Howard & Michele Hall

Join Jake Willers as he talks with both IMAX 3D Director and Producer, Howard and Michele Hall.

Ep 6: Chris Palmer

Join Jake Willers as he talks with IMAX Producer, Author and Distinguished Film Producer in Residence at American University, Chris Palmer.

Ep. 5: Vanessa Serrao

Join Jake Willers as he talks with the Director of Science and Exploration Media at National Geographic, Vanessa Serrao.

Ep. 4: Ali Alvarez

Join Jake Willers as he talks with filmmaker Ali Alvarez about her new film Muerte Es Vida or Death Is Life. 

Ep. 3: Roshan Patel

Join Jake Willers as he talks with filmmaker Roshan Patel about his new film Red Wolf Revival.

Ep. 2: Matthew Podolsky

Join Jake Willers as he talks with filmmaker Matt Podolsky of Wild Lens, and host of the Eyes on Conservation podcast. Matt's recent films include Scavenger Hunt and Bluebird Man.

Ep. 1: Rick Rosenthal

Join Jake Willers as he talks with four-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker Rick Rosenthal who's filming accomplishments include PLANET EARTH, BLUE PLANET and LIFE.

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