For over 30 years I have been producing and filming factual wildlife documentaries. Showing TV audiences all over the planet the wonders of the natural world has given me an immense amount of pleasure. However, one thing that’s always concerned me is the the programmes I’ve made have only been viewable at home, on the TV, removed from the wild spaces of Britain. But now new technology is changing this.
Over the past year I’ve been working with interpretation specialists Ugly Studios to develop interactive touchscreen displays. These screens enable my vast catalogue of digital video footage, photographs and wildlife facts to be viewed in situ, on a reserve, right there, where the wildlife can be seen.
Not only is this fascinating for visitors, it is a useful tool for visitor centre staff to use; helping visitors identify the wild species they have seen and so learn more about them.