- Sep 20, 2010
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...There is room in the world for fiction, but fiction needs a clear label to it to prevent the spread of missinformation. I would greatly welcome a more honest approach to wildlife film making from the producers with regard to fictional productions. Even if the fiction is the crafting of a known story through the use of unconnected individuals and actions it need some label or notice to the audience.
ps - it goes without saying (I hope) that whatever the methods and presentation the animals used in any production must be the most important factor and no harm and minimal disturbance should be the most important factors in any production
Interestingly I've been reading around more recently regarding smaller mammal work and its surprising how many wildlife photographers resort to the use of traps and small (limited time only of course) enclosures. However when you think about it how else will you get a shot of a shrew, mouse, etc.... Animals so skittish that they will flee and hide at the smallest footfall.
Of course what is it then - you have a totally wild subject in an artificial setting; is it a wildlife photo or something else?