Catch up on sessions and headliners from Wildscreen 2016

 George Marshall - Ignoring Climate Change - It's in our Nature

Ignoring Climate Change - It's in our Nature

If we increase people’s knowledge about the natural world, they’ll take action to prevent its destruction, right? Wrong. Author George Marshall argues that our brains are hard-wired to ignore issues such as climate change and that they way forward is psychological, not scientific. What’s more, he asks, is it possible – or even necessary - to communicate the reality of environmental destruction when audiences (and broadcasters) insist that nature be presented as boundless and pristine?

 Attenborough & Packham

Attenborough & Packham

See what happened when David Attenborough and Chris Packham sat down to talk about saving charismatic single species like gorillas, to protecting complete ecosystems and to new technologies which offer innovative ways of experiencing and protecting our world at Wildscreen Festival.

 On the Couch - Walter Koehler

On the Couch - Walter Koehler

It’s not for nothing that Walter Koehler is known as an ‘industry legend’. A veteran of over 30 years’ experience at Austria’s public broadcaster ORF, Walter’s been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Emmy, several Pandas at Wildscreen, and Teton awards at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. He’s the man behind Terra Mater Factual Studios - a subsidiary of Red Bull, and with the recent release of The Ivory Game the company has found itself launched onto the international theatrical feature stage. Join producer/director Steve Nicholls to discover more about Walter’s plans for Terra Mater Factual Studios and get to know more about the man behind the ‘industry legend’ label.

Emanuele Biggi - Big Stories about Little Creatures

Emanuele Biggi - Big Stories about Little Creatures

Championing the little known with weird and terrible tales.

Driven by a love of discovery and a desire to communicate, Dr Biggi tells stories about the often extraordinary lifestyles of the small and weird, combining life behind a camera with life in front of one.

Disney & Nature

Disney & Nature

The natural world has always played a starring role at Disney. From their 1950s True Life Adventures wildlife series to animated blockbusters like Finding Dory to the world’s most magical theme parks, nature is a lead character in the story and success of one of the world’s leading entertainment companies. In this intimate interview, meet the man behind Disneynature. We’ll reveal the nature of the relationship between Disneynature and the bigger Disney brand and unearth what the future holds for one of the world’s most famous storytelling brands in a changing climate of conservation messaging.

Ronan Donovan - Wild Social Science

Ronan Donovan - Wild Social Science

Photography as a tool for discovery. Using stills to study chimpanzee canopy life led to spying on bears’ bathing routines and then wolf hunts in midwinter.

David Herasimtschuk - Immersive Revelations

David Herasimtschuk - Immersive Revelations

Freshwater exposures that change hearts and minds. Fresh ways to tell river stories that reveal wonders under the surface and win support for precious freshwater places.

 Audun Rikardsen

Audun Rikardsen - Split Level Focus

Double vision at the interface between ocean and air.
A lifetime’s intimacy with Arctic marine life combined with a scientist’s curiosity has led to a split-level technique to reveal what’s happening under the surface in the context of a cold, dark world above.

Outside of the Box: Telling Stories for People Who Don't Have a Telly 

Outside the Box: Telling Stories for People who Don't Watch Telly

What do people watch when they can watch anything? Where do people go for their content if they're not bothering with telly any more? And what sort of natural history content can garner views of 20 million plus? Creators of short form and online content reveal all.

 On the Couch - Fred Kaufmann

On the Couch - Fred Kaufmann

The Executive Producer of PBS's most watched documentary series NATURE, Fred Kaufman, has helped to expose millions of people worldwide to the wonders of the natural world. He's also helped NATURE garner over 700 honours from around the globe including twelve Emmys and three Peabodys. Spend an hour in Fred’s company, discover what he's passionate about and what really makes him tick, as we get under the skin of both the person, and the series.

 The C Word

The C Word

Conservation is back and it’s no longer a dirty word. A trend that began theatrically with The Cove, Blackfish and Virunga moved up a gear when Discovery gave a prime-time slot to six-time Panda Award nominee Racing Extinction, and Netflix acquired the rights to The Ivory Game from Terra Mater and Vulcan Productions. What’s the secret formula to attract audiences beyond the converted, and is it working?

 Nitin Sawhney and the Sound of Nature

Nitin Sawhney and The Sound of Nature

Nitin Sawhney is a musician, composer and producer with a diverse repertoire encompassing theatre, dance, film, video games and TV – as well as the odd award-winning album! He’s written music for the BBC’s Human Planet and Wonders of the Monsoon.  He’s composed an Animal Symphony for the City of Birmingham Orchestra for Sky Arts. And now he’s scoring Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book, due for release in 2018. Join Nitin to find out how he does it.

 From Hollywood to Natural History - How do you Score Wildlife?

From Hollywood to Natural History - How do you Score Wildlife?

British film composer, Steven Price, is best known for his Academy Award-winning soundtrack for the sci-fi epic Gravity. His other works include Fury, Attack the Block, The World’s End and this summer’s hottest movie, Suicide Squad. Yet he’s also managed to squeeze in time to score the 6-time Panda Award nominated series The Hunt, which includes a nod for Best Music at this year’s Wildscreen. Steven reveals his creative process, tells us how a score can shape an audience’s understanding of story and lets you in on how he creates a soundtrack to the natural world.

 The Editor's Choice

The Editor's Choice

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