Waxwing Wildlife Productions work with some of the top specialists in their fields in order to bring the very best quality footage to screen. Below are some of the people with whom we work with regularly.
runs the Atlantic Diving School, a Clare based operation, promoting diving on the west coast of Ireland. He is an extremely qualified diver, with over ten years diving experience, not just here in Ireland, but also throughout many exotic parts of the globe. He runs PADI open water dive courses along the west coast of Ireland, and regularly takes clients to the coral reefs of the Red Sea in the middle east. We were delighted when Chris recently decided to joined us to film under-water sea life for one of our upcoming series on alien marine species, which have recently arrived on our shores. We highly recommend Chris for his vast knowledge of marine fish and his under-water camera skills. For further information: http://atlanticdivingschool.ie
is a Galway based composer, from a well-known family, steeped in traditional Irish music playing. Johnny was one of our first associates, when he created original music for demo samples we produced at the setting up of our company.
Johnny is also responsible for all the music being used for our forthcoming wildlife series for TG4. He has put all his talent, imagination and creative skills into producing original Irish music tracks for this series. He has also developed suitable sound effects to accompany certain types of footage (eg. underwater, rain, storms etc). We are grateful for all his time and patience.
Johnny's older brother, a secondary school teacher also contributes music for our productions. Billy is a multi-instrumentalist. He plays tin whistle, flute, pipes, guitar, bodhran. He lives in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal and plays regularly in various locations in the area.
Tom Lynch is a primary school teacher in the CBS National School, Ennis and also is a keen naturalist. Tom was the Production Manager on our TG4 series "Coimhtiocht gan Cuireadh". His ability to translate our storylines into Irish for us is invaluable. Tom is also a traditional Irish musician. His selection of music to match our wildlife imagery is always impeccable.
John has a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Celtic Civilisation. He has been Curator of the Clare Museum since 2000. In his spare time John is a wildlife enthusiast and is an active member of Birdwatch Ireland. His detailed knowledge of Celtic history and his excellent research capabilities ensure that John is a much valued member of the Waxwing Wildlife Productions team.
Jim Wilson qualified with a Masters in Blood Transfusion Science in 1983. He held a number of senior positions in the HSE before committing himself full time to natural history in 2007. In recent years Jim's ornithological knowledge has led him to be employed on a number of expeditions to the Antarctic. He has been involved in the conservation and promotion of Ireland's natural heritage for over thirty years. In 1987 he set up Birdwatch Ireland's "National Garden Bird Survey". From 1991-'94 Jim was national chairman of Birdwatch Ireland. He has worked for An Taisce on their Green Schools Programme and helped produce their schools Biodiversity Handbook. His many publications include "Bird Life in Ireland", "A Guide to the Identification of Whales and Dolphins of Ireland", "Ireland's Garden Birds" and dvds on the Whales and Dolphins of Ireland and the Bats of Ireland. Since 1996 Jim has been a regular contributor to "Mooney Goes Wild" on RTE radio one. It is envisaged that Jim and Waxwing Wildlife Productions will co-operate on many nature documentaries in the future.