Welcome to the UK Wildlife Film School

Practical hands-on wildlife film courses throughout the Highlands & Islands of Scotland

The UK Wildlife Film School has been running for over six years and today is one of the most comprehensive wildlife film schools in the world filming in 4K. We give you the opportunity to learn and experience first hand what it is like and what is required to live and film in the wild.

We are the only wildlife film school in the world to film and edit 4K in the field. Using the latest professional Sony 4K cameras and Apple 4K editing suite/system, we can guarantee the films you produce will be of the highest production quality, giving you a major advantage as you embark on your wildlife film career.


This is the short film that Henry and Lukas produced during our last course on the Isle of Jura.
We would like to point out that neither of them had any experience of operating a camera before attending this course
If you you would like to make a comment on what you think of this film, please feel free to email us at info@wildlifefilmschool.com
(Please Note - For some reason whilst uploading this film Vimeo have converted it from 4K into HD, changed it from 50fps to 25fps, altered some of the colour grading,and made the whole thing a little fuzzy, so we can only apologise for this)
Please enjoy the film... Thank you.


Henrys Testimonial

How do you feel your course went?

Fantastically: I had a brilliant time. Longest I’ve wild camped in one place; the whole experience was extremely rounded. 10 out of 10.

Did you accomplish what you set out to do?
Yes I did: I especially enjoyed learning the theory of learning how to work the camera (Iris settings and Depth of field etc.) Learning the details of editing was fascinating too.

Did you enjoy your course / What was your favourite moment?
Yes. I did. Favourite moment has to be sitting looking out to sea with Dolphins swimming in the distance, or capturing the buzzard flight perfectly, or filming George jump a fence…

What aspects of the course would you change / add / remove / improve on?
Honestly, I’d do a longer course where we camped for longer around a potentially lucrative location.

Henrys Student Testimonial
I came to this course with downwards of zero experience actually operating a camera.
I know this was a career I fancied getting into, but not any idea of how to or what kind of stuff might be required of me. Everything about the course was an experience that helped me further my knowledge and drive to learn all I could.
I feel that I came away from it with enough experience for people to take my plans and ideas seriously, and that I have the skillset to back these claims up.

Would happily recommend to a friend.

Lukas Testimonial

How do you feel your course went?

I learned more than I expected. Having never used a camera before, I feel confident enough to pick up a camera and maybe even do some independent productions.

Did you accomplish what you set out to do?
Yes, and exceeded my expectations

Did you enjoy your course / What was your favourite moment?
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course. I can’t say I had a favourite. The views were spectacular and being so close to the wildlife was always a thrill. Funnily enough, seeing a big stag shrug his head below his shoulders and almost crawl off the road from inside the car on one of the night drives, is close to the favourite if I had to decide, it showed an almost human side of the deer that I probably would never have seen in a documentary.

What aspects of the course would you change / add / remove / improve on
The course itself is as good as it gets.
But if it was lengthened, by maybe 2 weeks (and maybe filming from a boat) that would be a good experience.

Lukas Student Testimonial
I came on the course with no knowledge of how to work a camera, let alone a film camera. Within a day, out in the field, I had learnt the basics and had already begun to try more advanced shots, Panning + Zooming etc.
This course was nothing like learning in a classroom and was tailored to include and exceed the expectations we had set at the beginning.
You get a good gauge of what it takes to be a wildlife cameraman in terms of editing, filming and carrying the equipment over distances.
Along with the coursework, I have also been exposed to breath-taking scenery and the most star filled sky I have ever seen.
If you aren’t afraid to get mud on your boots and want a taste of what it takes to make a wildlife documentary, I would defiantly recommend coming on this course.