Films - James Gifford

Seeing is believing.

In today's environment, video is unquestionably the medium to reach the masses and is fast-becoming an obligatory tool in every company's marketing armoury irrespective of their fields of work.  

I have been creating videos since 2010 and my equipment includes a pro-spec drone, gimbal and sliders, ensuring the final product looks both dynamic and professional, and most importantly, that it conveys your message across the world. Take a look at my highlights reel here or browse the full catalogue of my video work on my Vimeo page here.

Kanana: Jewel of the Okavango

Situated at the heart of the Okavango Delta, Kanana might be seen as the Goldilocks of the safari circuit. Not only do all the main predators abound here, but the surrounding waters also attract huge colonies of breeding storks and herons, which can be visited by boat.

Dinaka: An oasis in the Kalahari

Young Explorers

The Kalahari is a wild, arid expanse vastly different to the Okavango wetlands, though still rich in wildlife. Here lies Dinaka, a safari camp offering a safari experience which will remain long in the memory.    

Safaris are often portrayed as serious, almost melodramatic experiences, but it is important to remember they are also fun, especially when you have kids in tow. This short film focuses on that aspect, based on Ker & Downey's Young Explorers safari programme. 

A Photographer's Paradise

Africa Wild

This is a short film I shot and edited for the Zimbabwe photographic workshop I run with Amazing Views Photo and Adventure Tours. The trip includes Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and Mana Pools and all the footage here (and much more that I had to cut) was shot in the space of one safari.

With camps in both the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, Africa Wild offers an enticing  safari combination that promises the best of both land and water activities.

The EcoExist Project

Journey To Wildest Botswana

I can't take all the credit for this excellent documentary produced by RIchard Hughes, which was selected for the American Conservation Film Festival but I am proud to have contributed some of the footage.

One of the first videos I shot still conjures up some magical memories of spectacular sightings as I travelled through Ker and Downey's safari camps.

SAVE Botswana

Safari Tranquility

An insight into the community and conservational work that the SAVE organisation sponsors in Botswana.

Safaris are not just about the excitement and drama of finding and watching big game. This is a snapshot into the more sedate aspect of an African safari.