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Leeds Beckett University

The Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University

The School of Film, Music and Performing Arts
Leeds Beckett University
Electric Press
Civic Campus
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)113 812 3330

Email: d.p.turner@leedsmet.ac.uk

Website: www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/fmapcourses

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The Northern Film School part of the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University are offering a wide range of professional short courses from January 2015.

Wildlife Filmmaking Workshop 2015

Suitable if you are a committed amateur, an aspiring professional or have had some previous filmmaking experience and have a love of wildlife. Our location in the heart of Yorkshire offers an abundance of wonderful wildlife and filming opportunities that are sure to inspire.

Wildlife film production is a complex web of aesthetics, field craft, narrative, technology and physical logistics. Thisworkshop engages with all of these aspects, whilst allowing you to develop your creative vision and aesthetic.

Preliminary seminar and discussion sessions will interrogate moral standpoints and examine your own objectives. It will also include an overview of wildlife law and countryside codes of behaviour.

Using the Northern Film School’s equipment, you will practice use of long lenses, close-up photography, atmospherics, weather, water, stabilisation, sound production, storyline development and post-production.

Filming will take place on location; there will be some early starts, visits to field study centres and wildlife reserves, with at least one overnight expedition. You will edit your material into a cogent whole, with the completed piece being presented at a closing event to an invited audience, with scope for debate and discussion around the work produced.

On this workshop you will:

  • work on wildlife projects with sensitivity for your subject, a background of basic wildlife law, and health and safety awareness in the field
  • handle cameras, lenses, sound to enable effective wildlife production
  • manage time and resources to produce positive outcomes
  • work in teams and individually identifying objectives, scripting, logistics, application of technology and final editing
  • develop an awareness of narrative, composition,sequence and context in your own wildlife production work.

13 days full-time

Course only: £2000 (inc. all equipment & location expenses)
Accommodation: £400 (bed, breakfast & evening meal)

29 June 2015

Leeds Beckett University - Wildlife Filmmaking Workshop 2015

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