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MFA Workshop: Shooting Natural History & Wildlife Documentary Film

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Gilsland Farm Audubon Center

20 Gilsland Farm Rd

Falmouth, ME 04105

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Intermediate-Level Workshop: Shooting for Natural History and Wildlife Documentary Production

Join natural history and wildlife documentary filmmaker Mauricio Handler in this one-day on-location workshop that explores the world of a wildlife cameraman. The workshop will include a combination of screenings, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, show and tell, and hands-on filming with the tools of the trade.

Mauricio will introduce filming techniques and expand your current knowledge of what it takes to get the shots for documentary work, with a primary focus on the natural history realm. He will show you the tools of the trade including field tripods, long wildlife zoom lenses, 3-axis motion controllers, underwater housing, field lights, portable jibs, back packs, and much more.

Subjects that will be covered during the workshop include:

  • Life as a wildlife cameraman – Have gear will travel! How did I get here? Where do I sign up?
  • How to get the shots – Camera set up, technical gear, and Murphy’s law.
  • Red Epic Dragon camera package – Everything you ever wanted to know and more.
  • The fine art of patience – Entropy, zentropy, Iaido and how to brew the perfect coffee at camp (a sneak peek into the perfect coffee pot)
  • Specialization – Should I go solo or join a team?
  • The business – Pie breakdown of a wildlife cameraman.
  • Filming, transcoding, editing, adding sound, and solar powered inverters.
  • Jim’s spiffed up Ford F-350 Truck – The obsession with expedition vehicles
  • What's next? Maine Wild: From mountain to sea
  • A sneak peek at Chile: A wild journey (not yet released)

Instructor: Mauricio Handler, Aquaterrafilms

Mauricio has been creating content since he began as a still photographer in the British Virgin Islands in 1985. While he captained a private yacht in the Caribbean, he became a part of the premier underwater photography team at National Geographic Magazine, where he collaborated to create iconic stories. He is a serious day dreamer who until recently had no idea what a 401k was.
In 2011,Mauricio and his wife Julia launched Aquaterrafilms where he continues on his quest for the perfect wildlife motion picture sequence. They have created, organized, and led dozens of photography workshops and expeditions around the world, both on land and underwater.
Mauricio is passionate about sharing his version of this crazy business called natural history filmmaking. Get acquainted with his work and follow him on Instagram:

www.aquaterrafilms.com
www.vimeo.com/aquaterrafilms
www.instagram.com/aquaterrafilms/
www.facebook.com/Aquaterrafilms

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Gilsland Farm Audubon Center

20 Gilsland Farm Rd

Falmouth, ME 04105

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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