The Digital Naturalist is an inspired forum for video, film, and multimedia with a cause. It brings together an elite panel of experts to analyze what makes digital storytelling successful, establish helpful guidelines for advocacy groups, and shine a light on the most effective and inspiring work being produced today. Through analysis, forums, interviews, and personal accounts, we hope to help nonprofit organizations and the creatives working with them better communicate the most pressing, complex issues of our time.

Try This!

If your video is comprised of interviews, try to get your b-roll after you’ve recorded all or most of the interviews. The reason is that inevitably the people interviewed will say certain things that may inspire the kind of b-roll you’ll want to shoot. Read more bladeronner.com.


Tips and Tricks for DSLR Video

Transitioning from still to video? These accomplished DSLR journalists share their secrets and lessons learned. Watch more on Ewan Media.


So what? Who cares?

Think like National Parks editors and make sure your video constantly answers the questions: "So what? Who cares?" To see examples of stories that do this well, visit npca.org/magazine.


Write Visually

"Write visually. Editors write not in words but with images and sound. So mentally run your script in your head. This will also help sell your script and guide the director in shooting it." Read more at filmmakerIQ.com.


How to Create Quality Shots

When you film people, you want to capture their emotional state-- so their face should fill up a significant portion of the screen. Read more secrets to quality shots on video101.


7 Tips to Boost Creativity

Stuck in a creative rut? Try these 7 Tips to Boost Your Multimedia Creativity, courtesy of Brian Singler Multimedia.