Wildlife documentary


Stacey and I have been talking about doing a wildlife documentary, I always wanted to do something like this for some time, about 6 years ago I started buying equipment I bought a Pinnacle Dv500 for my capturing needs. And a canon LX-100 and a canon L2 these video cameras were the top of the line machines 10 to 12 years ago costing $8000.00. Each, I then bought a Sony digital 8 video camera that has fire wire.
I spent a lot of time filming different subjects, threw trail and error I feel like I could do something now, I have been looking at different video cameras and I think I will purchase a canon XL2, I really cant afford to go to HD yet plus the learning curve for the high end canon HD video cam is too much for a first time pro-sumer camera.
I think we will be shooting mostly the wolves when they go to summer den, I would also like to shoot more whales and killer whales, and of course the Grizzly bears, maybe some video of kayaking around were the wild life can be seen, we have old native sites her on the coast that go back 5000 years that I would like to include.
I’m not sure if we will do the documentary with voice over or if we will do music in the background, I have done videos like this before there mostly for watching. I’m not a great writer but Stacey loves to write, I hope I can talk her into doing something, I think I would like to try and keep the video down to about one hr, so it would be 4 videos 15 min long, wolves ocean life, grizzly bears, and first nations villages.

Who knows maybe if we get enough wolf video we could do a longer project.

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No wolves but there was Black bears


Last night me and Stacey went out to hear the wolves, I brought my Sony cam with me as it has night vision. With the full moon we thought we would get a chance to try it out, any who we went out to Ridley we walked down the trail, because of the full moon there was lot of light, I was looking threw the lens while Stacey was looking down, she asked me if those were human prints or wolf I couldn’t tell so I used the LCD on the cam and pointed to the ground and low and behold they were Black Bear prints….YIKES….no bear spray no air horn. As you can imagine that ended our night real quick; we went back in the morning taking with us plaster of Paris and went back to see the prints, well the prints were only about 4 inches across, last night they looked like a foot long. This black bear was about 200 pounds, just a small guy but we didn’t want to find out last night how big it was.
Here are the pictures Enjoy
Black Bear Print

Black Bear Print

Black Bear Print

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