There’s no doubt being a wildlife filmmaker is a grand line of work. If you’re interested – properly, deep down fascinated – by natural history then this may well be the career for you. It’s worth bearing in mind that you also have to be happy to spend hours, days and sometimes months being incredibly uncomfortable, away from friends and family, having trips cancelled at a moments notice and being prepared to while away much of your life in airports with tons of kit or wedged in some sort of flying contraption whilst losing the use of your legs!
So if you can wheel three trolley’s at once, enjoy being a freelancer – we’re all freelancers – not washing, being bitten, deprived of sleep and no one really knowing where you are one month to the next, you’re on the right track!
Please note that this page has not been edited since COVID and so things have changed somewhat but the ;principles remain!