Why you should shoot personal projects by Ben Cherry

Wildlife filmmaker Ben Cherry usually shoots nature documentaries for well known broadcasters and NGOs. Despite a busy work schedule he believes in the importance of making time to plan and shoot personal projects in-between. Recently he travelled to French Polynesia to film a story about the remote island of Ua Huka, which has a rich cultural heritage and is home to two critically endangered bird species.

The film tells the story of Tuhuna, an island guardian who works to protect and maintain and conserve it for the next generation. You can watch ‘Guardians of Ua Huka’ below. It was shot in Apple ProRes 422 on the Panasonic LUMIX GH5S and Atomos Shogun Inferno HDR monitor recorder.

Guardians of Ua Huka from Wild Cherry Media on Vimeo.

His personal cameras are now the Panasonic EVA1, LUMIX GH5 and LUMIX S1H, which he uses with his recently updated Atomos Shogun 7 and Ninja V monitor-recorders.


For more of Ben’s work visit www.wildcherrymedia.co.uk