Cinematic stories of nature and the ones who preserve
Wild Step is an independent production company specialised in wildlife and conservation filmmaking based in The Netherlands. 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 push the viewers a step 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 TV production. We search for the creative boundaries in order to use great storytelling for the best possible format.
For the Dutch national broadcasted wildlife television program BNNVARA Vroege Vogels I work as a wildlife cameraman since 2013. Every episode we camp for two days in a Dutch National Park and portrait its natural environment. It is my job to enrich the show with beautiful wildlife shots and create specific animal stories.
De Groote Heide
De Groote Heide is an organisation that markets the nature parks in the region below the Dutch city Eindhoven. Personally grew up in this beautifull region and am living here again since December 2017. It is an awesome job to make monthly vlogs about the wildlife and nature parks in De Groote Heide.
Europa’s Wild Iconen
Check this adventures, wild and energetic show! I travel through Europe in order to film its most iconic wildlife. In the pilot I try to capture the impressive fights of the Apline Ibex in the Italian Alps. For the next episode I am traveling to Hongaria in order to film the awesome Tisza blooming. At the moment I am trying to find distribution for this project.
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 cameraman in The Netherlands. Tim films for feature Dutch wildlife cinema films such as De Levende Rivier and De Wadden which will be aired in 2018. He also produces a weekly short wildlife film for the main Dutch wildlife television show Vroege Vogels.
Kilometers of hiking, climbing, laying down in the mud and struggling for getting the best shot possible. Tim wants to work for his material. In the editing suite you’ll always see that it has been worth it! He loves creating beautiful scenes, involve the viewer and find the right emotional vibe the film needs.
Tim also has a broad range of experience in marketing, concept development, theatre lighting design, travel films and producing.
People I often work with
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.
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.