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26/02/17 – Sky's Ocean Rescue & The Flying Dustbin
Sky have launched a campaign to clean up the world’s oceans: #OceanRescue They say "Life on earth depends on our oceans, so come together with millions of others to protect them." & "Our oceans are drowning in plastic, and we need your help to fix it."
As part of our Wildlife Winners and Losers film series, Richard made a film called The Flyting Dustbin.
The Fulmar's Warning - The Flying Dustbin. This beautiful seabird nests on cliffs and feeds at sea. But its food often contains plastics which are then passed on to the chick, which may then die, as will the parents as the plastic build-up continues. And that's the same stuff we "excrete" from our lifestyles - often innocently...
Both campaigns trying to make a difference to our oceans... Watch and share... Let's all take responsibilty. Spread the word to help wildlife and the planet. This is how you can help right now.
07/11/16 – SPECIES, the Third Batch of Wildlife Winners & Losers Films Released!
The next (fourth) set of films from the Wildlife Winners & Losers film series are entitled Species... Check them out:
YouTube Playlist: SPECIES Promos: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkE3fMhyIHWs9e0dBErfpbwg
SPECIES Full Films: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkG9w2thiNs3Ur0R3Aw88td7
07/09/16 – Second Batch of Wildlife Winners & Losers Films Released!
The next two sets of films from the Wildlife Winners & Losers are Places/Europe & Places/Tourists... Check them out:
YouTube Playlist: PLACES/EUROPE Promos: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEwVaID-rM6jHijDnK82Vvf
PLACES/EUROPE Full Films: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkGQgkciTE6b940ebUD67MP3
YouTube Playlist: PLACES/TOURISTS Promos: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEIRTgotkv9nOpcjDOJAndt
PLACES/TOURISTS Full Films: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEaTU62anKWiGYHjIVoKWQN
01/09/16 – Watch The Flying Dustbin from our Wildlife Winners & Losers Film Series
The Fulmar's Warning - the flying dustbin. This beautiful seabird nests on cliffs and feeds at sea. But its food often contains plastics which are then passed on to the chick, which may then die, as will the parents as the plastic build-up continues. And that's the same stuff we "excrete" from our lifestyles - often innocently.
Short on time, watch the short promo:
Want more, watch the full film:
Richard says, "There is now huge concern from all levels about plastics and microbeads in the oceans. The Fulmar's Warning has turned out to be a very timely film and the more people that know more about it, all the better."
Greenpeace, working with Beat The Microbead, Environmental Investigation Agency, Fauna & Flora International & Marine Conservation Society, have a Microbeads ban petition. They say "a new cross-party government report has recommended that microbeads should be banned! This is amazing news - but the fight isn't over yet. Whilst this report carries a lot of weight, it's still up to the government to decide whether or not they ban these tiny plastic-polluters. Can you ask your friends to add their name to the petition? You can share this link: secure.greenpeace.org.uk/microbeads-gov-ban"
Promos - vimeo.com/channels/1093378 & youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEhdtzjGl-UEpJHWqdQ4EAA
01/07/16 – Wildlife Winners & Losers film series launched.
The films are being released on Vimeo and YouTube over the coming months in groups of ten entitled "Places”, “Places & Tourists”, “Issues”, “Species” & “Solutions”. The first films, available now, are a mixed bag to whet your appetite!
If you're short on time, watch the promo first and then go on to watch the full film when able! Check out this first:
Chimps and Trees - The extraordinary story of one chimp and a dedicated biologist, from the Congo to Kenya.
Get the idea? :)
YouTube: Winners & Losers - Promos - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEhdtzjGl-UEpJHWqdQ4EAA
YouTube: Winners & Losers - Films - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkHOcKWtVDjSg39MrrJrCHl6
Download the pdf brochure with full details here or visit: Richard-Brock-Winners-and-Losers-60+Films-Coming-Soon.html
The films will be released online in the coming months, in the run up to the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol. Keep up-to-date by visiting this page.
Also see the Wildlife-film.com feature pages on the series here: Wildlife Winners and Losers Film Series Launched!, Winners and Losers – 60+ Films Coming Soon!, Winners and Losers – How to turn losers into winners & Winners and Losers - A series of 20 minute films for 2015/2016.
24/06/16 – The Winners & Losers series of films are being released.
Winners and Losers – How to turn losers into winners
A message from Richard Brock:
The intention of this 60+ film series is to draw attention to the realistic, positive side of wildlife conservation, as well as showing the problems that lie ahead and what might be done to avoid them. The series is not in the same league as major “landmark” productions with big budgets, big teams and, sometimes, big television audiences – sometimes global, sometimes not. Rather, Winners and Losers is an attempt to reach as many people around the world with fairly short films which include a wide variety of people, places, wildlife and issues, that, hopefully, will connect with those who see them. This could be via any form of media, especially social media, which is growing rapidly everywhere. A special team will ensure that maximum reach is achieved. The series has been made with my own funding (based mainly on my BBC pension) and produced with a small team of professionals filming, editing, design, management and distribution. It is possible to show, therefore, that a relatively modest effort can result in a potentially very useful product, if it is planned, made and distributed well. For me, that is my contribution to our unique “living planet” a previous BBC Natural History Unit series on which I had the pleasure of working – as well as on Life on Earth. Since that time, 25 years ago, much has changed in the natural world mainly because of us. Winners and Losers shows some of those changes – both bad news and good news, from recent archive to now. It’s an attempt to encourage the audience, especially young people globally, to care about the planet and its remarkable wildlife. I really hope the series will make a difference. No income is expected – you could call it my legacy I suppose!
To achieve maximum reach and appeal we have made a series of versions of all of the 60+ films. There is a 3-minute series promo and a 17-minute series promo. Each film has a 5-minute promo and there is also a “main film” each of about 20 minutes, so it is possible to try out each film in several stages. It is also possible to combine different subjects and lengths – a kind of “mix and match”. To name a few – Kenyan eagles, insect migration, Whales, and at Sea World, bluefin tuna, elephants, ecotourism, Shell in the Arctic, sea turtles, the River Thames, wolves, squirrels, chimps, rhinos, Galapagos, McDonald’s, hippos, a Bond girl in Sardinia, “Is Dubai Doomed?” Quite a choice, you could say, and all brought right up to date in 2016 from over the last 10-15 years. And the future? I hope the series will help and, indeed, turn losers into winners.
See the series promo below:
The natural world is changing very quickly now. The clock is ticking faster and faster. Some species are winning, some are losing. Many people are trying to help - in some exciting cases wildlife is helping itself. My series "Winners and Losers" looks carefully with well-documented evidence at these changes - past, present and particularly the future. Using previously unseen footage from the recent past we bring the story right up to date and try to look forward as to the winners and losers we might expect - and why. As far as I know, no one has done this so deliberately around the world with so many species and places. In the 60+ shortish films recently finished in 2016 we find many examples of winners, or, at least those trying not to be losers!
June 2016 – Winners and Losers – See the film series brochure...
The series of sixty conservation films are being released... See the downloadable pdf with full details below: