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Old December 7th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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Wildlife Videography Reel

Just posted this on Vimeo (updated from my YouTube one, which I've never posted here). I've been surprised how just "putting something out there" can help to get work. Since posting the earlier version of this on YouTube, I've been approached by National Geographic to license some footage, and I've been picked up by Getty Images as a Rights-Managed videographer. Enjoy!


The species shown are (in order of appearance):
Mountain Lion
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Bobcat
Gila Monster
Gray Wolf
Side Blotch Lizard
Siberian Lynx
Gray Wolf
California Condor
Baby Black Bear
Mule Deer
Porcupine
Bobcat
California King Snake
Gila Monster
Baby Black Bear
Grizzly Bear
Tiger Salamander
Great Basin Rattlesnake
Tarantula (Aphonopelma iodius)
Red Fox
Raccoon
Ringtail Cat
Mountain Lion

Full Disclosure: Some (not all) of these species are captive animal models.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Wow. Great promo video.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 03:45 PM   #3
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Some fabulous film sequences, Alex.

Also a big congratulations on the NG and Getty deals. Well done!
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Old December 17th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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Thanks Tony, much appreciated!
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Old December 18th, 2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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Very nice, Alex!
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Old December 19th, 2011, 07:07 AM   #6
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Nice. Especially exposure and focus. Loved the lack of blurry video.

Looks like a couple came after you. WHat kind of gear did you use for the handheld stuff. For that matter, what gear do you take on these treks?
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Old December 28th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #7
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Hi Les,
Thanks for the feedback. I used (mostly) my trusty Canon XH-A1 for these shoots. However, I've now switched entirely to a Panasonic Lumix GH2, and a few of the shots in there are from that (the Tiger Salamander, for instance).
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Old December 29th, 2011, 12:37 AM   #8
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Wow impressive reel Alex!
You have so many fantastic close up shots. Were any of these shots staged, or are they all wild animals. If they were all wild animals, then it makes it all the more impressive!!
Thanks for sharing.

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Old December 29th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #9
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Hi Bryce,
Thanks for the feedback! Some of the shots are staged, and others are in the wild. (See "Full Disclosure at the bottom of the initial post) I did a session with DDD Game Farms in April that allowed me to get some of the larger mammals.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 12:04 AM   #10
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Ah ok, well you still nailed focus etc on all of those shots. Well done, you certainly have made the XH A1 look very good!

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