Frozen Planet at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
In September the camera team for Frozen Planet won the Best Cinematography award at Jackson Hole.
A View Through a Lens
The 3rd series of these programmes about filming wildlife was repeated on Radio 4 in August.
If you missed it you can listen to all five episodes here.
Disney Nature - Bears
John has recently been part of a team filming coastal brown bears in Alaska for a documentary feature for Disney Nature, to be released first in the USA in April 2014. The trailer is here.
Wild Cameramen at Work
BBC Scotland's series on wildlife filmmakers born or living in Scotland went out on BBC2 in July and August as part of the Summer of Wildlife season. Twitter: #Wildcameramen
The series website and clips are here.
Hebrides - Islands of the Edge
Narrated by Ewan McGregor
John spent 240 days filing the topside wildlife for this four part series.
Doug Anderson filmed underwater. Nigel Pope was the exec/series producer and produced prog 1, John produced prog 2, Sue Western edit-produced prog 3, Kate Munro and Amanda Reilly produced prog 4.
Editing by Nick Carline, Martin Elsbury and Alex Broad.
It's a Maramedia production in association with Otter Films and was commissioned by BBC Scotland.
A quarter of Scots watched the first episode.
The series website, with video clips, is here.
Ewan McGregor Narrating 'Hebrides - Islands on the Edge'
"It's one of the most beautiful films I have seen".
John directed Ewan's narration for the second programme. It was a real pleasure to see how much skill and intelligence Ewan brought to all the films.
Sixty Years in the Wild
John filmed with Sir David Attenborough and Lloyd and Rose Bucks' imprinted greylag geese on Loch Lomond for David's next BBC series, Sixty Years in the Wild. The series was shown in November 2012.
There is a clip here.
Frozen Planet Wins at Wildscreen
At the Wildscreen festival in Bristol on October 18th 2012 Frozen Planet was honoured with Panda awards for sound, best series and cinematography.
Nigel Wilkes of Panasonic UK presented the Cinematography Panda to John, Mark Smith, Doug Anderson and Hugh Miller, on behalf of the many cameramen in the team.
Frozen Planet Wins Emmy for Cinematography
In Los Angeles in September 2012 Frozen Planet 'Ends of the Earth' won the Primetime Creative Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Non-fiction Programme and the Emmys for Non-Fiction Picture Editing and Sound editing. The series also won the Outstanding Non-Fiction Series Emmy. Well done everyone!
Frozen Planet Wins BAFTAs for Cinematography, Editing & Sound
On 13th May 2012 Frozen Planet won Craft BAFTAs for cinematography, editing and sound. John and underwater cameraman Doug Anderson collected the Cinematography BAFTA.
Read more here.
The Winter episode has also won the Royal Television Society award for Cinematography and the series won Best Cinematography at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula as well as several other awards there.
John and Mary-Lou have recently run a wildlife film-making training course for rangers from the National Trust for Scotland at their Threave Estate in Dumfries and Galloway. The Trust has some outstanding properties with world-class wildlife, like St Kilda and Mar Lodge. Other courses are planned.
On the evening of 8th April 2011 John gave an after-dinner speech to more than 600 people at the RSPB Members' Weekend at York University and in November he spoke at the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's 50th Anniversary Celebration Event at Portsmouth Grammar School.
Read more here.