James Smith of the BBC’s Natural History Unit talks about the experience of live broadcasting natural history content, as well as audiences craving the countryside in their homes, and how the NHU archival footage could be used to document the changing state of the UK’s natural heritage.
James Honeyborne, producer and director of award-winning wildlife TV documentaries for BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic discusses environmental issues, the Africa series and the upcoming Oceans series.
Jack Perks, underwater cameraman and fish aficionado, describes what it is like starting out as a young natural history filmmaker, exploring wildlife in Britain, and the role of social media in connecting with new audiences.
Harry Marshall, Creative Director at Icon Films, discusses the ethics of opening up private and public archives, as well as the conservation of king cobras, environmental filmmakers around the world, and the box office success of River Monsters.
Doug Allan, Emmy and BAFTA award-winning cameraman, talks Blue Planet, changing technology and the changing planet.
Dominic Weston, a seasoned series producer of natural history programming, discusses the place of storytelling in natural history filmmaking, whether environmental messages can be packaged as entertaining television, and the future of wildlife television.
Pioneer of natural history television Desmond Morris discusses Zoo Time, digital archive, David Attenborough, climate change, human behaviour and the future.
Dawn Parsonage-Kent, Creative Director at Green.TV, expands on green television, how to rebrand the vulture, and the implications of changing audiences for environmental broadcasting.
David Allen, head producer at Passion Planet, discusses how to turn blue-chip filmmaking on its head, the importance of compelling stories, and the opportunities around opening up archives.
Dan Rees, of the BBC’s Natural History Unit, shares his insights into the extent to which environmental issues can be incepted into blue-chip natural history programming; and what the benefits of opening up the BBC’s archive could be, in particular when it comes to the future of crafting climate change messages.