My passion and main devotion in life are in the creation of natural history documentaries. With many years of experience learning the skills needed in this area of filmmaking. As well as all the specialised professional kits needed to capture wild animals in nature in 4K and slow motion.
Working with Nature parks & wildlife tourism companies creating documentaries and promotional content across the Netherlands. As well as creating the awards show films for the international Nature Photographer of the year (NPOTY) contest. Video content editor and filmmaker for online virtual Nature Photography festivals.
Certificate in Wildlife-film Natural history course. As well as working on shows like the BBC natural history unit's "Natural World" series on an episode about mountain gorillas in the Congo.
I am confident working with a whole range of large format 4K cameras (and higher). I have experience working with a wide range of specialist grip and kit, associated with natural history filmmaking including high-speed cameras for slow-motion, sliders, motion control time-lapses, cranes, aerial drones, gimbal stabilised rigs, camera traps and macro scopes to name a few.
Long lens filming experienced in hide work and have a strong understanding of fieldcraft, most recently having spent time filming elusive Pine Martens and Stone Martens for a local wildlife tourism company. With extensive aminal science and behaviour knowledge as well as animal tracking.
Apart from behind the camera I also have the kit and knowledge for all other parts of the production, for example, audio, broadcast engineering & repairs, data management, pre-production & planning, post-production, lighting and still photography among others.
With BSP (Benjamin Smail Productions) you are in safe & trusted hands for all aspects of creating & capturing stunning images, to create beautiful and educational natural history documentaries. We don't just offer a Natural history cameraman and video, we offer a solution in creative educational Natural history storytelling. Of course completely bespoke to the client.
Please contact me for more information and rates for Natural History Productions.
A video was created to show the experience of this wildlife hide and the unique wildlife that can be seen here. Promoting a wildlife tourism company in the Netherlands. https://www.wildernistrek.nl/