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The Whisper of the Woods
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Natural World Facts

The Whisper of the Woods

I shot this on location in the UK's New Forest National Park, a haven of wild heaths and ancient woodlands, sheltering an oasis of wildlife. I visit the woods quite often - once a week, if I'm able - but year by year I can see the biodiversity wane. This short film aims to highlight the issue of habitat and biodiversity loss in the UK due to industrialisation, climate issues, and pollution. It also serves as a prelude to an upcoming series filmed in the New Forest, covering British Wildlife from life in the waterways to the log piles and the treetops. Written, filmed and narrated by Leo Richards. Filmed on location in the New Forest National Park, UK. To celebrate National Poetry Day (6th October) and this year's theme of 'The Environment' I have collaborated with @Ecoflix to run a #WriteForTheWild poetry competition! I hope this film inspires you to grab a pen and take part. Read how below. About Ecoflix: Ecoflix is the world's first not-for-profit media group dedicated to wildlife and conservation storytelling. This is not a sponsorship, but a collaboration. I'm very excited to be working with them on a few upcoming projects :D Check out Ecoflix here: https://ecoflix.com/ How to Get Involved: All you have to do is write a short poem about the environment and send us a photo of the poem which we will share to our social media channels! Feel free to get creative and share your poems as part of a wildlife drawing too! Check out my poem in this video for inspiration. I chose to touch upon the issue of biodiversity loss as our country's wild havens continue to be ravaged by agriculture, industry, and a disregard for the fragility and importance of nature that seems to plague the population. Please share your submissions to Instagram and tag @ecoflixofficial and @naturalwfacts to have them shared. The deadline for submissions will be the 16th October, with the winner announced shortly after. The winner will receive a 1 year subscription to Ecoflix for themselves or their family, plus for another friend or family too! :D #nationalpoetryday #wildlife #nature #artlistcreativefest
400 Subscriber Special!!!!
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Natural World Facts

400 Subscriber Special!!!!

Dear all my subscribers, thank you so much for watching my videos and showing your support - it means soo much!!!!!!!!! A few years ago, me and my brother, Ralph, set up an online blog called Nature Control, with one aim: to inform people about the natural world and the animals we share it with. We posted daily facts and built a small community of followers. After about a year, I came up with an idea. I said to Ralph, "What if we started creating videos about animals instead?" We first decided to change our name from Nature Control to Natural World Facts, and have a fresh start. And so, on Aug 8, 2012, our first video was published; Hermit Crabs Fact File. ,At this point, the concept of having even a hundred people watching my videos was far-fetched. I simply did it because of my passion for nature and animals, with Ralph filming and editing for me. Unfortunately, in August 2014, my brother was taking important exams and no longer had time to film or edit for me. The videos simply stopped... until precisely one year later when somebody re-lit the spark of passion. Natasha, a meteoroligist from the Natural History Museum, London, had become a good friend of mine due to our shared passions, and it was her who pursuaded me to continue the videos. The minute I got home, I set up the green screen and started filming. But when it came to editing, there was a problem. Before, Ralph had been using Final Cut Pro to edit, but my laptop only had IMovie. Although the videos were informative, they weren't perfect. On Apr 15, 2016, I released a video on the whale shark, having edited using Final Cut Pro which I had finally managed to get on my computer (thanks to Ralph being a tech genius and transferring it from his computer).From then on, I was able to edit things better and in higher quality. I began making new series, such as the 'What Is' series and the 'british wildlife' series. Suddenly, my subscriber count began increasing faster, and before I knew it i was at 200 subscribers. A few months later, and here we are. It never even occured to me when I started out that this day would come, but here we are... so honestly, thank you for being so fantastic!!!!! See you next time :) Special Thanks to: 5 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjLuBE3yzhValzi1N61corQ 99 second of everything: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2XCY6vYY-GhGfoveC2TqDQ lavender creative theater: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC38PxauiN2q1M16iLtGljQg TheTrainOFantasy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9zKeZtKa9WMdHUzfTqo4yw bensamulakTV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4SvTyVEOpSF6Bpn1xLnCNQ The Maths and Science Behind it All UK: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX56uOeJwl7TRbAOevYBeIA TR7: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZ7Qq9mg_Fyb98d_xeV_FA ... For always watching and leaving feedback :) Happy 2017!!! Buddha by Kontekst https://soundcloud.com/kontekstmusic Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/b6jK2t3lcRs
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