my name is Rob Pilley and I am a Zoologist and wildlife film maker for the BBC. I am one of the producers of the highly acclaimed BBC1 series entitled Spy in the Wild as well as an enthusiastic father of 2 children aged 11 and 8.
I have always raised my children out and about in countryside and have also waxed lyrical about my adventures whilst filming around the world. Recently I have started to film me and my children when we are out and about exploring and hunting wildlife using a a bespoke, multicamera rig that allows me to walk with my kids and look for and pick up animals without any encumbrance- allowing us to to film our real-life adventures without any use of a noisy camera crew in tow! Its just us in the wild and what we discover.
If you are interested in similar things for you or you and your children then please have a look and subscribe to our videos on our youtube channel/ facebook page, its entitled Robs Spy Adventures and features me and my kids plus some of my own recent adventures in Canada, the Amazon, Indonesia, Africa etc as well as in your own backyard!
What I am trying to do is embrace and reach out to a new generation of children who are largely living their lives through iPads, and so I am trying to create youtube and facebook content that will get their minds inspired and enthused, especially when they see me and my kids out and about in normal english countryside and the fun and adventures we get up to, all with minimal effort!
I look forward to any replies or requests for ideas or questions or even videos that you'd like me to go and shoot for you- remember it all has to be easily filmed live and uncut with no crew- just me and a subject and lets see what spontaneity and fun will happen!
Cheers for now
Robpilley2006@yahoo.co.uk or find me at Robs Wild Adventures on facebook or youtube
Oh yes we all take something different from wildlife- I too like to admire from afar but other times have to get closer to learn more. Both methods work very well and both offer something that the other doesn't
Thanks for the advice Noisette, this is my first post and so of course I'm trying to find my feet and work out how things work! I shall delete it where im not getting any replies, Cheers for now, Rob
Rob Pilley said:I am new to this forum so just finding my feet, we were all new once
I think it would be helpful if you could delete all the threads with no replies & just have one conversation running on the same subject. It isn't very helpful to swamp the forum with numerous copies of the same statement, & won't make it easy for you or anyone else to work out what is being said.
We are a small & friendly community & new members who want to contribute to the forum are always welcome & any problems of how to use the forum can generally be sorted.
Rob Pilley said:Each to their own eh Bob, anything to get children involved and connected to the wild. Its what I did since I was a child and so im encouraging my own to do the same
Sorry, I hadn't realised that because you had done it at an early age that that made it OK. My father taught me that wildlife is there to watch and admire but there is no reason to touch and disturb. That's what I taught my children and will teach my grandchildren.
Rob Pilley said:Its not spam, it really is me!
Posting that many times is Spam - no other word for it.
Here you go Rob.
Do you mean This?
You click on 'MORE ' Tab to edit and delete .'
Could you send me a link to your reply Kate as I can't see it, thank you
Each to their own eh Bob, anything to get children involved and connected to the wild. Its what I did since I was a child and so im encouraging my own to do the same
I am new to this forum so just finding my feet, we were all new once
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