“I started getting into little filmmaking in college at Florida State in Tallahassee. And there was a major there’s called Digital Media Production. We learned how to shoot interviews and tell people stories. Most of them were kind of around the sporting events at the school. And when I graduated, I was interested in, like, political stuff. So I was working on Capitol Hill doing video editing and I decided to go out on my own…After I met Gabby, we started doing some outdoor, like the filmmaking in [the] outdoor space, I just fell in love with it. And like she said, ‘I love telling people stories that are kind of unheard and amplifying them’. Because the gift I have is able to, you know, tell someone’s story in a super cool way that they couldn’t do otherwise—if they didn’t have a filmmaker person.” — Madison Hughes 

In Episode 205 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Madison Hughes — the videographer who films her “Conservation Nation” video series. Learn about her work, her eye for underreported/unique stories, taking an interest in outdoor storytelling, our 2021 adventures, and much more. 

Connect with Madison on Instagram and YouTube. Book a project with her here

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Photo Credit: Gabriella Hoffman


  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com