Nature Footage Donation Needed
Are you a photographer or videographer? Do you have a collection of professional nature clips that you would be willing to donate to Amazing Discoveries? We may be interested in using your work in some of our nature fillers on our TV channel. A donation of your high quality nature videos and pictures would be a significant way to contribute to AD's work.
Since we have supporters worldwide, we'd love to see nature footage from around the globe. For example, we would like to inform people about the plant Goldenseal, but because of our climate we are unable to film any at our location. But if you are in a position where you can film or photograph this and many other things in nature, we would appreciate your help in educating others.
What is a nature filler?
A nature filler is a short (1-10 min) video clip composed of multiple segments; each of showing the beauty of God's creation. For audio we may choose hymns, background music or narrated Bible verses.
How can I help?
If you have access to inspiring nature locations, time you could dedicate and modern equipment, we would be very thankful for sending us video clips (no audio) that we could use free of charge for our satellite channel.
Primarily we are looking for beautiful nature footage for nature filler. Specifically, we are looking for footage of:
- Animals in their natural habitat.
In addition, we are working on a special project regarding edible plants. If you have footage of edible plants or want to take some footage for us, please contact us to find out which plants we are interested in featuring, to see which of those plants may be accessible in your area, and exactly what kind of footage we’re looking for.
Please note that all footage should be as high quality as possible. There can be no shaky or blurry shots, and there should be good composition and lighting. Also, there should be no residences or people in the footage.
What technical guidelines should I follow?
- All footage should be recorded in HD or Full HD quality (although we will have to scale it down or crop it for the satellite)
- It has to be properly focused and cannot be juddered or overexposed (unless there is a reason for it)
It's preferred to have it show with special equipment such as:
- and techniques, for example: timelapse or slow motion; however, it's not always about good equipment; often it's the right place, the right time and the right composition.
Can I see any examples?
Here is one nature filler we put together with stock footage: www.youtube.com
However, we would like to use more video clips recorded with motorised sliders/jibs with timelapse techniques such as the two listed below:
This is a great way to possibly showcase your work. If we like your work and select it for use on Amazing Discoveries, we will credit all the footage and images we choose. If you are interested, please send us an email at hr @ amazingdiscoveries.org (without spaces) with some sample work.