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The Essential Masterclass to Filming Wildlife

It's all about being at the right place a the right time to get that perfect shot.

From the savannah to the jungle, learn how to master the unique challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Even BAFTA award-winning wildlife filmmaker Sophie Darlington can't predict what animals will do next. But with practice, patience, and a whole lot of preparation she's mastered the ability to adapt on shoot – making her one of the best in the business. 

Sophie teaches us about the alchemy of wildlife filmmaking from lighting tips and tricks, all the shots you'll need to capture and which type of mosquito repellant to use.

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There’s something magical about rain falling and people tend to put their cameras away when the weather gets a bit rubbish, but that’s when I get my camera out. That’s when I’ve got the best and most emotional footage.
Sophie Darlington
BAFTA Award winning wildlife filmmaker

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