He said the industry needs to become “very radical” on climate change issues and consider rebranding natural history programs to make them as much about politics and economics as wildlife. said.
“In all wildlife movies, this wistfulness often comes through. We need people who are angry and in tears — people who are dying because of climate change. You need a feeling of,” said Alan.
The panel also included Kristina Turner, co-founder of Filmmakers for Future: Wildlife. The organization campaigns to make the industry greener.
Proposals under discussion include using crews from the countries where filming takes place rather than flying UK cameramen overseas, and sharing footage between broadcasters to reduce the amount of filming required. was included.
Mustill’s short films for Surfers Against Sewage consist entirely of footage submitted by amateur and professional filmmakers. “I didn’t shoot anything, I didn’t interview anyone. I can’t tell the difference between amateur and professional drone photography anymore.”
This month, Sky launched Predators, narrated by Tom Hardy featuring lions, cheetahs, polar bears, pumas and wild dogs.
Producer Wendy Darke appeared on the panel and said the series used best practices to reduce its environmental footprint and was shot in two years instead of the usual four years. The show emphasizes that the dangers animals face in the show are man-made, from wildfires to melting ice caps.