Category Archives: Madagascar

(Re)introducing Madagascar: Golden Hour in a Roadside Village

So it was our first “real” weekend (i.e. the first during which we were not stumbling around in a jet-lagged haze) and we decided to head out of town.  We decided to return to a destination we had visited on our … Continue reading

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…and we’re off – to Madagascar!

When we were posted in Namibia, we took a trip to Madagascar.  The thought was, “when will we ever have this opportunity again?” because plane tickets from the U.S. are wicked expensive.  How ironic that a few short years later … Continue reading

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How do tortoises “get it on”?

Ever wonder how turtles and tortoises “get it on”?  You’d think they were cursed by anatomy, but yes, they do mate – there’s no “you lay the eggs and I’ll come along after and fertilize them.” Animal Planet’s probably all … Continue reading

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Free Jungle Sounds

Every now and then I come across some sounds that might be of use to other video hobbyists.  These are pretty clean, high quality recordings taken with a Rode Videomic.  Feel free to download the sounds and use them for … Continue reading

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Exploring Madagascar’s Jungles at Night

If you ever find yourself in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in Madagascar, be sure and check out the “night walk”.  You can hire a tour guide who will walk you down a quiet, dark road flanked by thick jungle, and alert … Continue reading

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The Right Music for a Video. But Not Quite.

Sometimes finding exactly the right ‘feel’ music for a video is the most fun part of video editing, and other times I dread it.  Because I already know that it’s going to be impossible to find music that won’t be … Continue reading

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Underwater Videography: Things I’ve Learned

If you’ve ever managed to take along a camera snorkeling, you probably had the same reaction I did when you got your finished footage home to the computer:  “It looks nothing like it did when I was actually snorkeling.”  Colors … Continue reading

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Madagascar on 12.12.12 part II: the Snake

For my second installment in the “One Day on Earth” project, in which filmmakers around the world are invited to contribute footage which may be used in a feature-length film, I was also in Madagascar’s Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.  Technically, we … Continue reading

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Madagascar on 12.12.12 part I: the Lemurs

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I have been pretty excited about 12.12.12.  Why?  Because that’s the day the third “One Day on Earth” film is to be recorded in every country around the world.  The first … Continue reading

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Preview – Wildlife of Madagascar

Simply amazing – Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.  Here is a preview of the kinds of things that will be posted in the near future on video. Though they are wild, these ringtail lemurs are very curious. This white-ruffed lemur is “just … Continue reading

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Entering Madagascar

Getting off the plane at Antananarivo, we were greeted by a pleasant, warm humidity…and the occasional raindrop.  As our driver took us into the city however, the rain started for real.  Soon the rain was gushing down in buckets, and … Continue reading

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