Bringing Back Eagles

Kristen Carton / Call of the Loon Productions
Genre: documentary

RØDE Gear Used:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit

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Take a quick look at how the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) was able to bring back such an iconic bird from the brink of extinction in the state of New York.

Kristen Carton / Call of the Loon Productions

Kristen Carton


Jake Coulter

Camera Operator

Tonya Coulter


Jeff Coulter

Camera Operator

For interview situations and some locked down shots of the eagle nests we used our Panasonic DVX200. We used our GoPro hero 4 to film the POV shots as the banding team climbed the tree to band the eaglet. We used the Rode NTG2 shotgun microphone to record ambient nature sounds and the RodeLink lav system for our interviews. For the majority of the eagle b-roll footage we used both our Panasonic GH5 and G7. The shots were tricky because we were on an old pontoon boat that wasn't very stable so tripods and monopods weren't as useful as we'd hoped. We were forced to go handheld so that our bodies could absorb some of the boat's unpredictable movements. We are very pleased with the resulting footage and are grateful to the Bald Eagle population of New York State for being so generously willing to pose for shots at sunset.

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