Wildeye – The International
School of Wildlife Film-making
Wildeye was born in the 1990s when founder Piers Warren realised the need for independent education and information for wildlife and conservation film-makers, whether professional, amateur or newcomers. An early project was the development of www.wildlife-film.com, and its' associated monthly e-zine Wildlife Film News, which remains today the world's leading source of information about the wildlife film-making industry.
Wildeye's core activity has been providing educational opportunities in the form of short specialist courses in Norfolk, UK, and longer overseas opportunities. We have now had thousands of students on our courses from all over the world and are thrilled to hear of those that are now accomplished in the industry, award-winners, or simply making better wildlife films for their own enjoyment.
We have always had a strong focus on conservation and the desire to use film as a tool to help conserve our natural world.
Currently Wildeye is focussing on providing short courses on wildlife and conservation film-making in association with universities and colleges. Do contact us if you would be interested in something like this for your own institution.
Also see Wildeye Publishing for a range of books on wildlife film-making.
have had numerous tutors over the years, all experienced professionals
with an enthusiasm for sharing their knowledge, often gained through
many years of dedicated work in the wildlife film-making industry.
Many of our tutors are multi-award winners who continue to work
in production. We take on new specialists all the time, our current
team of tutors is as follows:
Warren - Founder of Wildeye - Piers is well
known throughout the wildlife film-making industry as the founder
of Wildlife Film News and producer of wildlife-film.com,
which he created in the 1990s.
With a strong background in biology,
education and conservation, he has had a lifelong passion for wildlife
films and has a wide knowledge of natural history. He cut his teeth
in the industry as a sound engineer and multi-media producer, running
a studio for many years.
He is one of the founders of the international
for Conservation and was Vice President for the first three
years. Piers is the author of many magazine features and numerous
books including Careers
in Wildlife Film-making, Go
Wild with Your Camcorder - How to Make Wildlife Films and Conservation Film-making: How to make films that make a difference.
Laura Turner – Camera and Editing Tutor - Laura is a filmmaker with a passion for wildlife. As a camera operator and editor as well as the founder of Fuzzfox, she has produced hundreds of promotional videos for businesses and charities across the UK.
She also founded The Wildlife Garden Project with the aim of encouraging people to do their bit in their garden to help wildlife. With a team of volunteers, she produces tutorial videos on everything from making a bird box, to growing a wildflower meadow.
Her previous work has included working on conservation documentaries in Australia, big cat film safaris in Kenya and filming badgers, hedgehogs and a whole host of other creatures back home in the UK.
Simon Beer - Camera Tutor - Since leaving school in 1993 Simon has continually worked with video cameras and production technology.
As a multi-skilled operator Simon has worked in a wide variety of roles and diverse jobs including, filming hedgehogs in infrared at night, rigging jibs for Anglia TV and working on the Monaco Grand Prix, World Cup and the funeral of Princess Diana.
Simon co-owns well known video production equipment retailer Production Gear as well as owning and operating a digital IP satellite uplink business providing live video around the UK – Megabit.
Simon has been a Wildeye Tutor since 2005 and in 2016 relocated from North London with his family to live in Norfolk.
Adrian Cale - Camera Tutor - Adrian is a wildlife filmmaker, writer and naturalist with a broad knowledge of all aspects of natural history filmmaking.
He has extensive experience as a cameraman, producer, director and edit producer, leading projects from an idea through to budgeting, shooting and crafting the finished film, either as a freelancer or via his own production company Pupfish Productions. He has made programmes for major channels including Nat Geo Wild, BBC, ITV, Animal Planet and Channel 5. It helps that he has a lifelong passion for the natural world and is always looking for fresh and innovative ways to tell compelling wildlife stories.
Credits include: The Great Butterfly Adventure for BBC4, Panda Babies for ITV & Nat Geo Wild and Snow Leopards of Leafy London for Animal Planet www.adriancale.co.uk