I am obsessed with the natural world and have worked on films for National Geographic, PBS, Smithsonian, and the History Channel among others. My colleagues often refer to me as a Swiss army knife filmmaker and I embrace the challenge to live up to that appellation. In doing so, I eagerly collect new skills hoping to better communicate the wonders of nature and catalyze the curiosity of the audience. I aim to test the boundaries of filmmaking and when I find those limits, I often spill over into interactive media.
EMMY Award | Outstanding Cinematography in a Documentary | Epic Yellowstone | 2020
Jackson Wild | Best Ecosystem Film – Short Form | Chasing Ghosts | 2020| Epic Yellowstone | 2020
Jackson Wild | Best Science In Nature Film – Short Form | Chasing Ghosts | 2020
International Wildlife Film Festival | Best Broadcast Feature | Epic Yellowstone | 2019
Jackson Wild | Finalist | Epic Yellowstone: Life On The Wing | 2019
Mom | Best At Everything | Life | 1987 –
It’s a place where snow meets fiery underground forces, where waters travel from Rocky Mountain peaks to the Great Plains, and where age-old battles between predator and prey take place. This is Yellowstone, home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and wildlife in America. Join host Bill Pullman on an exploration of its colorful springs and raging waters, its glittering winters and lush summers, and its returning packs of predators and vast array of winged creatures.
Deep in remote Florida swamps, a team of researchers and photographers have made a new discovery that upends what we thought we knew about the ghost orchid, one of the world’s most iconic flowers, and how it reproduces. These rare, charming orchids were long thought to be pollinated by a single insect: the giant sphinx moth.
Tomorrow’s Fish presents an exciting new angle on conservation. If you think fly fishing is all about peaceful mountain streams and trout, think again. As we embark on a breathtaking adventure to “fly the salt” off the coast of New York City with two intrepid guides, we experience the frontier gutsiness that stokes their intense commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for ocean fisheries, wildlife, and the ecosystem as a whole. It’s a powerful pursuit in an unlikely wilderness, where we are sparked to celebrate – and fight for – the infinite value of connecting to something real, something deep, something quintessentially wild – all through the grip of a fly rod.
Carving its way from Badland to Paradise, the Yellowstone River is a shape-shifter. Waters that spill as softly as a secret can also unleash in a torrent of ferocity. Both provider and partner, this river is the lifeblood of Montana, ever-shaping the land and the lives of those along its path. Produced by Ocean Media Institute, Copyright 2017.
I Am Ocean creates an interactive bridge across oceans and cultures by casting a light on the health of the world’s oceans through video snapshots of the people whose lives are deeply impacted by each ebb and flow.
Craig Beals is digging into one of America’s biggest mysteries: The Yellowstone Supervolcano. Known for his off-the-wall experiments, Craig is on a quest to learn when it last erupted, when it’ll blow again, & what it means for our planet.