Wild Step is an independent production company specialised in wildlife and conservation filmmaking. It is our mission to activate a sense of wonder for nature through our films. Show the viewers the highly diverse wild planet we live on and the people who step up in order to protect it. We believe that the use of high-end wildlife and conservation films can trigger people's love for nature. We are all formed by media and communication, Wild Step gives the viewers a push in the right direction in order to preserve our environment.
Wild Step is founded by Dutch wildlife cameraman Tim Visser who has set up a small team of high-character individuals. We are a production team with a wide range of experience in natural history filmmaking for cinema, internet, video installation and television production. We search for the creative boundaries in order to use great storytelling for the best possible format. Wild Step films have been selected on several wildlife and mountain filmfestivals.
Wild Step provides complete marketing video productions focussed on human/nature interaction. We are specialized in online communication and use great storytelling to find the most effective approach to reach your audience. The key of creative and successful video productions is good collaboration and communication. So we would love to collaborate with you in order to produce great videos together!
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This is an ode to Insect Guardians. In this pilot we see the inspiring story of Willem. Willem bought a potato farmland in 1980 and transformed it into a butterfly paradise. But this paradise faces difficulties from air polution. How does Willem and the butterflies handle these difficulties and how can we help him to save the butterflies?
For the Dutch national broadcasted wildlife television program BNNVARA Vroege Vogels Tim works as a wildlife cameraman since 2014. Every episode we camp for two days in a Dutch National Park and portrait its natural environment. It is Tim's job to enrich the show with beautiful wildlife shots and create specific animal stories.
Europa’s Wilde Iconen
Check this adventures, wild and energetic show! We travels through Europe in order to film its most iconic wildlife. In the pilot Tim tries to capture the impressive fights of the Apline Ibex in the Italian Alps. This pilot is selected for the Dutch Mountain Film Festival. Check the first 5 minute teaser here on this website!
SOME OF OUR WORK
Tim Visser - Founder
Tim Visser (1987) is a broadly oriented creative person. By passion for nature, filming and concept developing he has become one of the main wildlife filmmakers in The Netherlands. Tim films for Dutch wildlife television series such as BNNVARA Vroege Vogels and cinema films such as WAD. He also produces his own films such as Insect Guardians, Sand of Time and Europa's Wilde Iconen which have been selected for several wildlife and mountain filmfestivals.
Tim's main specialisation is macro filming, but sees his biggest strength as an cameraman in creating visually beautiful scenes with the right emotional vibe. As a wildlife cameraman he has filmed in Europe, Australia and South Africa. My skillset includes long lens animal behaviour, macro and sequence work. Experience include RED, Varicam LT, Sony FS7, timelaps and camera traps.
His dream for the future is to grow Wild Step into an successful production company focussed on nature and the people who preserve it.
People I often work with
Sander van Iersel - Producent and editor
Sander (1992) both graduated as a BSc in Biology (VU,Amsterdam) and as a MA in wildlife Documentary Production (Salford, Manchaster) uses his creative view on storytelling and editing to better wildlife- and science content. Sander is also co-producer for our project Insect Guardians.
Dick Harrewijn - Camera
Dick (1986) is a highly skilled wildlife cameraman who filmed for National Geographic and several Dutch wildlife cinema films. These include De Nieuwe Wildernis, De Hollandse Delta and De Wilde Veluwe . Dick is a mastermind when it comes to invent creative technical solutions in order to film a specific scene.
Roel Diepstraten - Research and camera
Roel (1990) is a wildlife expert in Europe. He has finished the study of nature and forest management, visual arts and wildlife education / communication. Momentarily works as a wildlife cameraman for the Dutch wildlife television program Vroege Vogels.
Michiel Wesselink - Composer
Michiel (1990) is a professional music/sound composer for commercial radio and video productions. He has composed music for the Wild Step shorts Sand of Time and Common Crane Migration. One of Michiels biggest joys in life is that he is part of the amazing carnaval society CV De Apenkoppen, just like Tim Visser.
Remco Hekker- Allrounder
Remco (1984) is trained as a filmmaker specialised in lightning and color grading. After being active for over ten years on fiction and corporate films he has decided to follow his real passion of Natural History productions.