Wild Voices: storytelling is the key to wildlife filmmaking, Tania Esteban

This is a conversation recorded by Kate Snowdon ( and ).
Tania Esteban ( is a bilingual wildlife filmmaker and researcher who has worked with the BBC on various films, including Big Cats, which was her first break into the BBC. She has worked as a researcher on big titles such as Wild Cities and on digital projects for Our Planet, Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II. Kate talks to Tania about this experience so far, and her own film A Lion’s Tale, which is about the Born Free Foundation, and how this ties in with wider issues of the illegal wildlife trade. We hear Tania’s tips for making it as a wildlife filmmaker, who to find a niche in terms of style and technology – she shares her story of why she focussed on drones and their applications for both conservation research and wildlife filmmaking.
The Wild Voices Project podcast tells the stories of people saving nature. You can find us online at www.wildvoicesproject.org and @WildVoicesProj on twitter. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitchr. We are part of WILDVoices media, a global production team bridging emerging storytellers with aspiring environmental professionals.  Learn more about the global community at wild-voices.org.
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