movie: Predators on the Taiga

By: Arjen Drost

Jun 03 2011

Tags: , , ,

Category: mammals, Movie, nature, Photography


Focal Length:380mm
Shutter:1/100 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

A rare encounter with a Wolverine

One last post of my Finland trip. I’ve shot several bits of movie during my stay in the hides. It turned out to be difficult to make a real movie out of these small fragments. One of the major differences between filming and making pictures is that with a picture you’ve got to tell the story with that one picture. Or, in some cases, with a series of pictures. But even then each picture has to tell a story by itself. With a movie this is different. The different scenes have to add something to each other and the complete movie has to tell the story. This means you have to make a lot of different shots, wide angle, close up, different behaviour, the habitat etc. This often means you need a lot of time and knowledge of your subject and its habitat. As this was only my first visit to Finland, I came without a real plan for the movie. Of course I had read up on the taiga and the biology of Brown Bear and Wolverine. But I didn’t really know what to expect, so it was hard to come up with a plan for the movie.

At the end of the trip I had several minutes of movie, but they were all too divers to make a good movie out of it. I tried to think of a good way of presenting this and decided to make a slideshow with a mixture of my best pictures and movie-fragments. I hope you like it!

[vimeo w=540]

3 comments on “movie: Predators on the Taiga”

  1. Beautifull, a smile on my face and spontanisously in love with this area in Finland! Thanks!

  2. WOW!

  3. Great pictures!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: