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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."


Oceans drowning in plastic | #OceanRescue from Sky News

Like: facebook.com/SkyOceanRescue Follow: twitter.com/SkyOceanRescue Visit: skyoceanrescue.com/join-in.html

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...


Fulmar - The Flying Dustbin - UPDATE from brockinitiative

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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
Vimeo Album: SPECIES Promos: vimeo.com/album/4284492


Wildlife Winners & Losers: SPECIES Promos from brockinitiative

YouTube Playlist: SPECIES Full Films: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkG9w2thiNs3Ur0R3Aw88td7
Vimeo Album: SPECIES Full Films: vimeo.com/album/4284498


Wildlife Winners & Losers: SPECIES Full Films from brockinitiative

Also follow the film series on social media: facebook.com/winnerslosersfilms & @Winners_Losers_

28/09/16 – WANTED! Winners for New MEGA Series: “Wildlife Winners & Losers” 70 Films from Brock Initiative

  • ARE YOU KEEN ON WILDLIFE?

  • DO YOU WANT TO HELP?

  • DO YOU HAVE GREAT MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION SKILLS? (IMPORTANT)

  • DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AROUND THE WORLD? CAN YOU REACH IT AND USE IT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

  • IF YOU’RE INTERESTED, CHECK OUT THE BROCK INITIATIVE – YOUTUBE, VIMEO AND MY WEBSITE FOR THIS EXCITING, IMPORTANT SERIES NOW GOING GLOBAL, TO EVERY COUNTRY, AND EVERY PERSON WHO COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING.

  • IF YOU’RE AT WILDSCREEN IN BRISTOL, UK, FROM 10-14 OCTOBER 2016, MEET ME AND ALSO DISCUSS A TRIP TO KENYA FOR FILMING, CONTACTS, AND NETWORKING AFTER CHRISTMAS AND ONWARDS! …

Richard Brock
Email: livingplanetproductions@gmail.com
Visit: brockinitiative.org & facebook.com/winnerslosersfilms & twitter.com/Winners_Losers_

Read: Wildlife Winners and Losers Film Series Launched! & Wildlife Winners and Losers Film Series Second Batch of Films Released!

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
Vimeo Album: PLACES/EUROPE Promos: vimeo.com/album/4149164


Wildlife Winners & Losers: PLACES/EUROPE Promos from brockinitiative

YouTube Playlist: PLACES/EUROPE Full Films: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkGQgkciTE6b940ebUD67MP3
Vimeo Album: PLACES/EUROPE Full Films: vimeo.com/album/4149173


Wildlife Winners & Losers: PLACES/EUROPE Full Films from brockinitiative

YouTube Playlist: PLACES/TOURISTS Promos: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEIRTgotkv9nOpcjDOJAndt
Vimeo Album: PLACES/TOURISTS Promos: vimeo.com/album/4149185


Wildlife Winners & Losers: PLACES/TOURISTS Promos from brockinitiative

YouTube Playlist: PLACES/TOURISTS Full Films: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEaTU62anKWiGYHjIVoKWQN
Vimeo Album: PLACES/TOURISTS Full Films: vimeo.com/album/4149189


Wildlife Winners & Losers: PLACES/TOURISTS Full Films from brockinitiative

Make sure you keep up-to-date with the series on social media: facebook.com/winnerslosersfilms & @Winners_Losers_

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:


The Flying Dustbin PROMO from Brock Initiative

Want more, watch the full film:


The Flying Dustbin from Brock Initiative

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"

The Wildlife Winners & Losers film series can be followed on Vimeo and YouTube by subscribing to the following:

Promos - vimeo.com/channels/1093378 & youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEhdtzjGl-UEpJHWqdQ4EAA
Full Films - vimeo.com/channels/1093375 & youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkHOcKWtVDjSg39MrrJrCHl6

Also keep up-to-date on social media: facebook.com/winnerslosersfilms & @Winners_Losers_

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 PROMO from Brock Initiative

Chimps and Trees - The extraordinary story of one chimp and a dedicated biologist, from the Congo to Kenya.


Chimps and Trees from Brock Initiative

Get the idea? :)

The series can be followed on Vimeo and YouTube by subscribing to the following:

Vimeo: Winners & Losers - Promos - vimeo.com/channels/1093378
Vimeo: Winners & Losers - Films - vimeo.com/channels/1093375

YouTube: Winners & Losers - Promos - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkEhdtzjGl-UEpJHWqdQ4EAA


Winners & Losers - Promos from brockinitiative

YouTube: Winners & Losers - Films - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQouLjrxDNkHOcKWtVDjSg39MrrJrCHl6


Winners & Losers - How to turn Losers into Winners! from brockinitiative

The film series can also be followed on social media: facebook.com/winnerslosersfilms & @/Winners_Losers_

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

Sir David Attenborough: “Sounds like a very good idea” 19/01/15

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:


Wildlife Winners and Losers Series Promo - Long Version from Brock Initiative

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:

Winners and Losers – How to turn losers into winners PDF

Winners and Losers – How to turn losers into winners PDF

Winners and Losers – How to turn losers into winners PDF

Winners and Losers – How to turn losers into winners PDF