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CLIP 12709

Shooting wildlife

Shooting wildlife
Key Info
  • Shooting wildlife
  • Duration: 04:53
  • Simon Blakeney is an experienced camera operator for programmes such as Life and Planet Earth. He discusses What he regards are the most important things to consider when using this type of camera. He guides us through the complex technical aspects of filming high speed footage of animals in their natural habitats. The kit required for this highly specialised area. Including clips of the footage the high speed digital cameras are capable of capturing. This clip was first created on the BBC Academy College of Production website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Media Studies


    TV Genre

  • Keywords: high speed digital cameras, hardware, frame rate, slow motion, jpeg, underwater filming, bbcacademy
Ideas for use in class
  • Students summarise the unique technical considerationswhich need to be taken into account with this kind of filming How do the techniques described, help to make natural history programmes unique and entertaining? What skills and qualificationsdo you think the featured professional needs to carry out his role? What are the unique challenges and rewards of carrying out this sort of filming work?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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