Welcome to the UK Wildlife Film School

Practical hands-on wildlife film courses in the UK and Africa.

Earn an internationally recognised ´Diploma´ whilst filming on location. The UK Wildlife Film School remains to be the UK´s leading provider of independent wildlife film-making workshops/courses; and having now relocated to Tanzania in Africa continues to be one of the most comprehensive wildlife film schools in the world in reference to time spent in the field, working, filming and editing in 4K.

We are proud to be the only wildlife film school in the world to film and edit 4K and out in the field giving you the opportunity to learn and experience hands-on what it is like and what is required to live and film in remote and wild locations.

The UK Wildlife Film School uses the latest professional Sony 4K cameras, Fujinon 4K Cabrio lenses and Apple 4K editing suite/system, the practical experience you gain from attending your course and films you produce, will be of the highest production quality giving you a major advantage as you embark on your wildlife film career.

The UK Wildlife Film School is now entering its 10th year, and as a celebration we have decided to up sticks and give you a truly remarkable filming experience by running some of our 2017 wildlife film courses in Africa.
Based in Arusha, Tanzania we will be located in the best African Safari locations available; with world famous locations on our doorstep such as The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Kilimanjaro National Park to name a few, the truly awe-inspiring wildlife film experiences will be second to none.

And if all of that wasn´t enough…
The UK Wildlife Film School is extremely proud to announce that we are now offering a ´Diploma´ qualification that will be studied as part an 8 week course. The Diploma will be independently assessed and accredited by the Qualifications Accreditation Unit at Napier University in Edinburgh; under the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.
This Diploma will mean that we will be the only wildlife film school in the world giving its students an ´internationally recognized qualification´ for attending its courses.


3 Month Course Testimonials

Above is the film Daisy and Lukas produced from the footage filmed during their 3 month wildlife film course.
During their course we visited the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Avimore, Inverness, Loch Ness, The Isle of Mull, The Cairngorms and the Shetland Isles, during the editing process they decided to write a script that focused on the Shetland Islands, with footage they filmed from other parts of Scotland included to demonstrate the differences in the enviornments of the Shetland Islands and the rest of Scotland.
At the end of the film there is also a short collection of footage of sequences they really liked and wanted to show, but didn´t find space in their final film to included them.
Please enjoy the film... Thank you.


Luka´s Testimonial

Did you accomplish what you set out to do?
Yes. I got a good feel of the logistics of a wildlife film production and what it takes to make one work.

Did you enjoy your course / What was your favourite moment?
Yes. It would be a tie between seeing the Gannet Colony and seeing the Orca´s up close. “It was breathtaking”

Lukas´s Student Testimonial
Having been on a previous course (Jura 12 days 2015) I challenge to challange myself and take on the much longer 3 month course. Having much more time to adapt to the cameras and equipment I´ve been able to get a better grasp of how they function to the point of being able to comment on how they could be improved.
I have had a more hours using the equipment than I can count and I can safely say I know their in´s and out´s. This course could be summed up as a wildlife filming tour of Scotland with the added bonus of learning about production.
A long course has tested my limits with working as part of a group, but if you have a passion for filming wildlife as I do, this is definitely an experience to be had.

Daisy´s Testimonial

Did you accomplish what you set out to do?
Yes, I did. I know how to map read and I have gained a better understanding as to how the camera operates in terms of how the Iris effects the amount of light coming into the camera.

Did you enjoy your course / What was your favourite moment?
My favourite moment was when we were on a boat trip to Noss and we managed to film Killer Whales which were only 8ft from the boat.

Daisy´s Student Testimonial
Knowing that wildlife filming was something I was interested in and possibly persue it as a career, I had no idea of how to go about it or the knowledge or skills required to get into it.
I decided to go on this 3 month course rather than going to university hoping I would get an actual feel of what wildlife film makers go through, going away for a long amount of time.
It has been challenging, and frustrating when you don't get certain shots you would have liked, but coming to the course with no experience as to how a film camera operates, the course has helped me to understand this.
Not only have I learnt how to operate a film camera but what it is like to edit a film, and that it is very time consuming but worth it in the end. I feel that I have come away with enough experience and evidence of work to prove this.

Below are some questions we think you should seriously concider before booking a wildlife film course with anyone, anywhere !

Does your wildlife film course...
1. Supply you with broadcast quality cameras to film with ?
2. Supply you with the latest Sony 4k cameras to film with ?
3. Supply you with all of the production equipment necessary to produce a wildlife film, so you can attend your course without having to actually buy any of this equipment yourself first ?
4. Supply one camera for every two students ?
5. Supply you with the latest mobile editing facilities so you can edit 4k footage out on location ?
6. Film in remote locations whilst operating out of a fully equipped base-camp ?
7. Supply you with all of the camp equipment necessary to operate from this base-camp out on location ?
8. Spend every day of your wildlife film course working and filming out on location ?
9. Actually last long enough for you to be able to film, edit and produce a short wildlife film, and not just 2 or 3 days ?
10. Actually film ´Real Wildlife´ - that is roaming freely within its own natural environment, as appose to filming animals that are ´kept´ in Fenced pens or Enclosed areas whilst you're being told by your instructors that you are filming wildlife ?

Ask yourself again... Are you actually filming ´Real Wildlife´ ?

If you have answered ´No´ to any of the questions above, you really must ask yourself   “why are you going on this film course”  when you come on a Wildlife Film Course with the UK Wildlife Film School; every answer to all the questions above, will become a YES !

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