Wildlife filmmaking is all about being in the right place at the right time or more accurately, being in the right place for a long period of time. Held every other year in Jackson Hole, WY, The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (JHWFF) brings many of the world's best nature shooters together to showcase their work.
This year, there were nearly 1,000 entries of which judges collectively spent over 3,200 hours reviewing submissions. In the end, 23 awards were given out, many shot on RED. Thanks to support from Mammoth HD's, Clark Dunbar, and Royal Galactic Media's, Ivan Agerton, RED's presence was felt providing hands-on demonstrations and workshops with 4K motion footage. It was also an opportunity to unleash the 6K WEAPON DRAGON into the wilds of Wyoming, home of the Tetons.
At this year's festival, the highest honor, the "Grand Teton Award", was bestowed upon James Reed and the Underdog Films team for their work on Jago: A Life Underwater. Jago is a mini-documentary about the life of an 80 year old spearfisher from the Togean Islands (Indonesia). James and the Underdog Films crew used two EPIC DRAGONs, one above water and the other below the surface of the Indian Ocean.
Many of the other award-winning films were also shot on RED cameras, including Brain Farm Cinema's Wild Yellowstone _ Frozen Frontier, which took home awards for "Best Cinematography" and "Best Editing". These are just two of the many productions that used RED cameras to produce and capture stunning footage in a wide variety of seasons and environments.
RED would like to congratulate the winners of this year's festival and say a special thanks to the Jackson Hole Wildlife team for putting on such a memorable event. You can find a full list of winners on the JHWFF site, or view all of their trailers on Vimeo.