My name is Matt Wall, I'm a Zoology graduate from the University of Exeter and I'm working towards becoming a Wildlife Cameraman.
My fascination for wildlife began at a young age, and in this respect I really haven't grown up. People protect what they care for, and I believe wildlife filmmaking is an invaluable tool that ensures everyone understands and appreciates nature through science communication. I hope to spend the rest of my life inspiring others to be in awe of the natural world, sharing the latest science through beautiful and captivating stories that encourage others to do their part in looking after nature.
For most of my time at university I was a Cameraman and Editor for NatureWatch, a student-led wildlife documentary series which focuses on Cornish wildlife. Working with this team has been one of the best and most enjoyable things I have ever done, providing me with great experiences into the wildlife filmmaking process and allowing me to focus on specialist filming techniques such as sliders and drone cinematography.
I also have a great passion for conservation. For the past two years I have volunteered with The Society for the Protection of Turtles (SPOT Cyprus/ MTCP) helping endangered Green and Loggerhead turtles, providing me with incredible experiences working alongside amazing animals and some truly inspirational people. I will be returning for the 2019 season to continue my volunteer work.
In future, I hope to create wildlife films that will inspire and reconnect people with the natural world, showing them that nature is worth protecting and that they can play a part in doing so.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, if you'd like to contact me please feel free.
- Best Cinematography, Wild Film Fest 2017
- Commended 12-18 years category, British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016
- Published in BBC Wildlife Magazine