We speak with Julian Victor, a wildlife Filmmaker from Toronto who has worked on projects for National Geographic, as well as with legendary wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. He was one of the presenters for the first-ever Black Birders Week in 2020 and currently creates nature segments for Breakfast Television, one of Canada’s most popular TV shows. We explore how he got to be a rising wildlife filmmaking star and the risks of presenting pristine images of nature and birds; highlighting the importance of letting humans creep into bird images and documentaries.
Julian Victor is a wildlife Filmmaker from Toronto. He currently works for Canada’s top morning show Breakfast Television. He is always on the lookout for diverse conservation stories to raise awareness of our natural world and its inhabitants and how to preserve them. Follow him: @jv_wild
See his work: https://vimeo.com/518875283
Check out The Toronto Bird Celebration 2021 Urban Bird Photography 101 workshop with Ankur Khurana
Review Birds Canada’s blog on ethical photography, TIPS FOR GREAT PHOTOS THAT DO GOOD FOR BIRDS by the young BC photographer Liron Gerstman
Andrea Gress studied Renewable Resource Management at the University of Saskatchewan. She pivoted towards birds, after an internship in South Africa. Upon returning, she worked with Piping Plovers in Saskatchewan and now coordinates the Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Program for Birds Canada. Follow her work at @ontarioplovers
Andrés Jiménez is a Costa Rican wildlife biologist with a keen interest in snakes, frogs, birds and how human relationships are interconnected with the living world. He studied Tropical Biology in Costa Rica and has a Masters in Environmental Problem Solving from York University. He is Birds Canada's Urban Program Coordinator and you can follow him at @andresjimo