Welcome to the UK Wildlife Film School

Practical hands-on wildlife film courses in Tanzania, Africa.



Earn an internationally recognised ´Diploma´ whilst filming on location in Tanzania. The UK Wildlife Film School remains to be the UK´s leading provider of independent wildlife film-making workshops/courses; and having now relocated to Tanzania in Africa continues to be one of the most comprehensive wildlife film schools in the world in reference to time spent in the field, working, filming and editing in 4K.

We are proud to be the only wildlife film school in the world to film and edit 4K and out in the field giving you the opportunity to learn and experience hands-on what it is like and what is required to live and film in remote and wild locations.

The UK Wildlife Film School uses the latest professional Sony 4K cameras, Fujinon 4K Cabrio lenses and Apple 4K editing suite/system, the practical experience you gain from attending your course and films you produce, will be of the highest production quality giving you a major advantage as you embark on your wildlife film career.

The UK Wildlife Film School is now entering its 10th year, and as a celebration we have decided to completely up sticks and give you a truly remarkable filming experience by running all of our 2017 wildlife film courses in Africa.
Based in Arusha, Tanzania we will be located in the best African Safari locations available; with world famous locations on our doorstep such as The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyana, Tanangire and Kilimanjaro National Park to name a few, the truly awe-inspiring wildlife film experiences will be second to none.

And if all of that wasn´t enough…
The UK Wildlife Film School is extremely proud to announce that we are now offering a ´Diploma´ qualification that will be studied as part of our 3-month course. The Diploma will be independently assessed and accredited by the Qualifications Accreditation Unit at Napier University in Edinburgh; under the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.
This Diploma will mean that we will be the only wildlife film school in the world giving its students an ´internationally recognized qualification´ for attending its courses.

 

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)

 

Henry´s 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.
10/10

Luka´s 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.

10/10


As a further endorsement to the professionalism of our wildlife film courses, Lukas enjoyed his 12 day film course with us last October so much that he is returning to us this year to participate in our 3 month wildlife film course, expanding his learning experience even further.
To book on a 2017 course email us now...



Below are some questions we think you should seriously concider before booking a wildlife film course with anyone, anywhere !

Does your wildlife film course...
1. Supply you with broadcast quality cameras to film with ?
2. Supply you with the latest Sony 4k cameras to film with ?
3. Supply you with all of the production equipment necessary to produce a wildlife film, so you can attend your course without having to actually buy any of this equipment yourself first ?
4. Supply one camera for every two students ?
5. Supply one instructor per camera ?
6. Supply you with the latest mobile editing facilities so you can edit 4k footage out on location ?
7. Film in remote locations whilst operating out of a fully equipped base-camp ?
8. Supply you with all of the camp equipment necessary to operate from this base-camp out on location ?
9. Spend every day of your wildlife film course working and filming out on location ?
10. Actually last long enough for you to be able to film, edit and produce a short wildlife film, and not just 2 or 3 days ?
11. Actually film ´Real Wildlife´ - that is roaming freely within its own natural environment, as appose to filming animals that are ´kept´ in Fenced pens or Enclosed areas whilst you're being told by your instructors that you are filming wildlife ?
12. Ask yourself again... Are you actually filming ´Real Wildlife´ ?

If you have answered ´No´ to any of the questions above, you really must ask yourself   “why are you going on this film course”  when you come on a Wildlife Film Course with the UK Wildlife Film School; every answer to all the questions above, will become a YES !