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A PERFECT GREEN BREAK IN THE WEST COUNTRY
LEARNING ABOUT WILDLIFE FILMMAKING FROM TOP TV PROFESSIONALS
Bristol Wildlife Filmmakers have teamed up with Avon Wildlife Trust to offer a rare chance to learn wildlife filmmaking skills in the peaceful setting of the 250-acre nature reserve at Folly Farm between Bristol and Bath.
The three-day Introduction to Wildlife Filmmaking course is open to all – we welcome complete beginners and those who have some experience of filmmaking but want to learn more about the challenges of filming wildlife. Our tutors all work in the internationally acclaimed natural history film industry and there will be specialist camera people, producers and editors teaching on each course.
Working on location in small teams you’ll learn about the field craft that will help you get closer to animals in the wild. You’ll gain hands-on filming experience under the watchful eye of expert tutors and learn about different camera techniques. Workshops will introduce you to the importance and practicalities of research and storytelling, and to the ethics and legal considerations of filming wild animals. And finally, working with your team alongside professional editors you’ll produce a short film, which will be transferred to DVD for you to keep. Tutors are on hand at all times and there’ll be an opportunity for you to have a one-to-one to discuss your own film projects.
23 – 25 JUNE – the MID-SUMMER COURSE featuring butterflies, bees, barn owls and wildflowers.
1 – 3 SEPTEMBER – the LATE SUMMER COURSE featuring woodland, wildfowl and waders
To watch a short video about the course:
For more information contact Folly Farm Centre
Tel: 01275 331590
or visit http://bristolwildfilm.co.uk