Do you love nature documentaries?

Are you interested in wildlife filmmaking?

We have a treat for you!

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to scout out a location for wildlife filmmaking, Alan Lacy has you covered in his Filming the Wild video. He heads out to Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge to scout for potential filming opportunities.

Alan takes you through his process and points out the important parts of scouting out a location and what it takes to film wildlife well, including:

  • Knowing where you can find the animals
  • What time of day they’re out
  • What time of year they’re active

He catches glimpses of various wildlife at the wildlife refuge, including shorebirds, red-winged blackbirds, nutria, and more: