About sunset on New Year’s Eve, I arrived in Big Cypress National Preserve and officially launched the next phase of Filming Florida! I am now in the field full time and fully focused on creating media to tell the story of Florida’s natural landscapes and wildlife! It is hard to believe that it has been about 18 months since I first came up with the idea and a full year since I packed up all my gear and headed to Florida last December.
I have to admit, I am both excited and slightly terrified! I’ve got big ideas and big plans and in some ways there is a lot looming in the future. However, that tiny bit of fear is totally overcome by my excitement to be back in the field shooting on a daily basis. Even in just the past few days, I’ve already created a lot of new images and video that I am excited to share with you. If you have been following the project on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you have already seen some of these images and more are coming!
These first few weeks are going to be a bit crazy as I get used to living in my trailer and constantly mobile. New Year’s Eve was the first night I had slept in the trailer, and I am still figuring out exactly where everything goes. There going to be a lot of wrinkles to iron out, and these first few weeks are all about getting everything running smoothly. I’ve got a lot of new equipment that I’m testing and while I’ve had a few bumps along the road, most everything has worked really great.
Please stick with me through this chaos and be patient if I am slow to update the blog, Daily Species, or social media at first. I’m still figuring out how to do all of my internet entirely off an iPad and phone and don’t have service at my campsite currently. For example, this is the second time I’ve had to write this post as the first one just vanished when I tried to post it. In the next week or two all of this will get sorted out and it will be an incredible year of exploration and media creation. I hope you will join me as I share my experiences and the photos and films I create along the way.