Artist Spotlight, Pro Tips
How Brett Morgen Made ‘Jane’ with Lost National Geographic Footage
The striking new documentary on Jane Goodall was compiled from over 100 hours of National Geographic footage that was previously believed to be lost.
How DJI Drones Helped Bring Down an Illegal Fishing Operation
Drones became a crucial part of Sea Shepherd’s “Operation Driftnet” campaign, which made history when the Chinese government intervened. Here’s how it happened, and why.
Artist Spotlight, Inspiration
Natural Wonders: Pond5 Artists Celebrating the Majesty of Nature
Whether it’s a snow-topped mountain or a sand-strewn plateau, the natural world never ceases to amaze. This month, we celebrate the diversity of nature through stunning sounds and images.
Inspiration, Pro Tips
Mastering Documentaries with the Directors of ‘Unlocking the Cage’
D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are two of the world’s greatest documentary filmmakers, and their newest film, Unlocking the Cage, contains valuable lessons for all aspiring documentarians.
Pro Tips, Trends
How I Got the Shot: Blue Whales Near Antarctica
Locating migrating whales from the air is extremely difficult. It’s one thing to be able to spot a subject at a distance, but it’s another to place a camera on it from a moving platform a mile away.
Artist Spotlight, Community
It’s Man vs. Nature in Avtandil Chachibaia’s Live Action/Animation Mashup ‘The Bear’
Avtandil Chachibaia’s short film is a moral fable about a revenge-seeking bear who nobly forgives humans for their wrongdoings. Find out how it came to life.