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1st Edition of Low Budget Science Film Making Course
Mon, 23 Oct 2017, 21:00 – Fri, 27 Oct 2017, 17:00 WEST
This 5-day film-making course will take you through all the stages of making a short documentary about your research. It includes:
- Documentary theory: what makes a good film? How to think about using film and video to promote your research. The language of film: Shot sizes, camera movement, and how to use them.
- Pre-production: Planning your film, researching content, organising shoots. Understanding equipment, copyright and permissions, story-boarding.
- Production: Shooting interviews, shooting additional material, getting good quality sound, lighting your interviews
- Post-production: Editing your film, boosting the colour and audio of your film, best use of music, adding simple graphics, titles and web links.
- Promoting your film: Upload to Youtube, search engine optimisation, social media, getting your film seen.
Each day will combine learning theory in the classroom, with practical, hands-on experience of filming techniques, and analysing footage. Each participant will have the opportunity to be involved in every stage of the film-making process. They are invited to come prepared to make their own film on the course, and will be taught all the stages to produce a finished film after 5 days.
No special requirements although we are expecting to recruit students with a background in science, science communication or multimedia.
Fees and cancelation policy
20% discounts on the registration fee are available to students and researchers from InBIO-CIBIO and to students from the University of Évora (contact us by email to obtain the promotional code). When paying through a non-Portuguese EU institution you will be exempt of VAT (value added tax) if you provide the adequate VAT tax code. If you come from outside the EU you are also exempt of VAT. Should you prefer paying the registration fee via wire transfer let us know and we'll provide you with the necessary information.
If you wish to cancel your participation in this course, cancellations up to 20 days before the course start date will incur a 30% cancellation fee. For later cancellations, or non-attendance, the full course fee will be charged. In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, accepted candidates will either be entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or the fee can be credited toward a future course. The organisation is not responsible for travel costs, or any other expenses incurred by the candidate as a result of such cancellation. Every effort will be made to avoid the cancellation of the planned course.
The course accepts a minimum of 10 students and maximum of 20 students.
The course fee includes participation in the course, provision of course material and the certificate of participation in the end of the course, as well as daily coffee breaks (offering assortment of coffees, teas, fruit juices and cookies).
There will be limited accommodation at the “Casa Morgado Esporão”. 10% discounts on announced rates will be offered to registered students. Should they wish, students can share double rooms and apartments in the house. Alternatively, there is also a wide range of accommodation options in the city centre. Once registered let us know what your preferred options for accommodation are and we’ll be more than happy to provide assistance.
About the instructor: Dr. George Chan
I’ve worked in TV and film for eighteen years after joining the BBC to work with Sir David Attenborough on the series State of the Planet. I’ve been fortunate to travel the world producing and directing on internationally renowned documentaries, such as Planet Earth and Wild China, and I now bring a wealth of high quality broadcast experience to research and enterprise taking place in the UK. My early career started with a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and I have continued to work alongside scientists and researchers on an almost daily basis – translating and bringing discoveries and ideas to life on screen. It’s been a real privilege to be able to film ground-breaking research and meet the people behind it. Currently I lead Blue Fire Films that focuses on science film making in a range of disciplines.