SOUND AND VISION
Working in wildlife film-making is a dream for many people. A number of universities offer Masters degrees in this field, including the University of the West of England ( courses.uwe. ac.uk/D4P31/wildlife-filmmaking), the University of Salford ( www. salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/wildlifedocumentary-production) and the National Film & Television School ( nfts. co.uk/our-courses/masters/directingproducing-science-natural-history).
But if you don’t want to commit to a full year or more of extra study, dedicated film schools offer shorter options. The Wildlife Film School ( www.wildlifefilmschool.com) runs both a 16-week diploma programme and a 12-day intensive Wildlife Film Course, while options with Wildeye ( www.wildeye.co.uk) include a specialist weekend Introduction to Wildlife Sound Recording course tutored by renowned specialists Chris Watson and Jez riley French.
Steady hands, steady nerves and a lot of patience are needed to catch nature from behind a camera.