Film Training / Education
Underwater Cinematography Course, 2013
Next venue: Hobart, Tasmania (date TBA)
Also: possible workshop at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, USA (TBA)
Topics covered include:
Underwater lighting and colour
Underwater Filming Safety
Stereoscopic 3D Underwater
Pawel holds Certification Level IV in Occupational Health and Safety. He has made 5000+ dives, most with a cinema-grade camera in his hands. He has almost 20 years of experience shooting from the Equator to Antarctica and in some of most unhospitable and remote locations imaginable, mostly diving solo, often at night, sometimes in conditions that would scare the daylights out of you - all carefully planned and with safety coming first. He also designs, invents and tests equipment and trains special forces on using rebreathers and other, let's call them, "toys" that enhance their capabilities and safety in the water. He will share with you how to identify, assess and mitigate common risks, stay safe and capable in the water environment when diving with a camera.
Please contact us for dates.
We offer underwater 3D and 2D production services, stock footage and equipment.
We shoot exclusively in 5k and higher formats and focus on high production value.
Our unique DeepX and 3Deep underwater housings are the first and currently the only housings allowing undistorted and true 4k (and beyond) images underwater.
We also bring strong story telling and experience in blue chip natural history genre.
Beyond Borders Film School is the first and only 3D Nature Film School in the world.
We offer a 30 days course in South Africa, in the treetops of the Tsitsikamma forest, about nature and wildlife filmmaking in 2D and 3D. Please check the next course dates for 2013 on our website.
Accompanied by professional nature filmmakers we teach every stage of how to make a documentary.
From script-writing to 2D&3D camera technology and techniques, 2D&3D video editing, our students learn the fundamental basics of nature filmmaking and how to enter the industry.
We provide luxury accommodation, food, lectures in classroom and in the field, filming and editing equipment, course notes…and a ton of knowledge and contacts! We also help our student with possible internships as 3D camera operators in South Africa after graduating with us.
Highlight of the course: our students get the opportunity to make their own short documentary either in 2D or 3D. Please visit or website to see the list of topics available in the area. Our location is ideal for great nature-orientated short films.
Nature in 3D has no limit and we are passionate about what we do and what we teach! Join our course and get one step closer to becoming an independent wildlife filmmaker.
The Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University was founded in 2005 on the conviction that films and new media are essential educational tools in the struggle to protect the environment and save wildlife. Our mission is to train students to produce films and new media that focus attention on the need to protect the environment and wildlife in a way that is effective as well as ethically sound, educationally powerful, and entertaining. We develop innovative and enriching classes and programs, advocate for the ethical treatment of the environment and wildlife worldwide, and bring world-class filmmakers to campus to teach and mentor students. We have over twenty new and ongoing programs, including:
- Classroom in the Wild, which enables students to make films in the field in extraordinarily beautiful places like Alaska, Florida, and the Chesapeake Bay
- A film for PBS inspired by Chris Palmer’s book Shooting in the Wild, which will be accompanied by a national community outreach initiative
- A scholarship program which gives five $1,000 scholarships annually to graduate students who demonstrate academic and creative excellence
- A partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create the Ocean for Life program, in which Center students travel to marine protected areas in California and Florida to mentor students from the Middle East
- The annual Eco-Comedy Video Competition
- On-going partnerships with Maryland Public Television, the National Park Service, and other blue-chip organizations.
CBCF produce environmental films/documentaries, offer a minimum of two weeks film production training, community film showing, film distribution. We sell stock footage and stills. We are looking for conservation-themed films. We are working towards being conservation filmmaking agents in East Africa. We are also looking for collaborators and sponsors. We are happy to co-produce.
- To train indigenous young conservationists in Kenya, Tanzania and the rest of
East Africa to make biodiversity conservation films for the sake of effective
- To make these films in partnership with local communities about issues linked
to their local livelihoods.
- To distribute these films among education organisations (NGO and government)
within East Africa and beyond.
- To evaluate the effectiveness of digital films as a means of education and
capacity-building in schools, communities and countries where we exist.
Training and Mentoring in all aspects of the Wildlife Film Industry from DewClaw Productions.
The DewClaw Academy offers you various ways of expanding your career in wildlife filmmaking. Join the DewClaw Academy to receive mentoring and other benefits, take part in internships or find out about two different Wildlife Filmmaking Courses to suit your budget and learning needs:
Online Wildlife Filmmaking Course: This is based on a correspondence course model and all course notes and reference material is sent directly to your email address. You can tailor-make the course to fit in with your needs and will only be charged accordingly so it is a very cost-efficient way of learning everything only you personally need to know. In addition, you will have scheduled and personal ‘meeting time’ over ‘skype’ with Executive Producer Sophie Vartan at your convenience to ask any questions about the wildlife filmmaking industry. You also have the option of delivering copies of your work for review and feedback and discussing various contracts or scenarios which are specific to your career.
Weekend Wildlife Filmmaking Course: Based in Cape Town, South Africa, this part-time weekend course allows the student or busy professional to still learn the basics of wildlife filmmaking despite their busy weekly schedules.
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The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an independent campaigning organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse.
EIA produces hard-hitting campaign films on a wide range of environmental crimes, as well as bespoke training films for enforcement agencies.
We have implemented extensive training of NGOs in Indonesia with regard to shooting, editing and promoting campaign films. This has included a three-year DFID-funded training programme in Tanzania – Read about it and watch some of the films produced by local groups and individuals at www.eia-international.org/giving-a-voice-to-tanzanian-communities (Also see: www.eia-international.org/tanzania-training)
EIA also has one of the world's largest archives of footage devoted to the illegal trade in wildlife products and other environmentally damaging commodities. The collection is data-based and is available on a professional basis to journalists, publishers and programme-makers.
All the funds raised from the sale of this archive help to fund future campaigns. The visual media you see on the website is indicative of what is available in the whole collection.
We are always prepared to listen to programme pitches from media professionals with a view to highlighting our work.
Our vision is a future where humanity respects, protects and celebrates the natural world for the benefit of all.
BESPOKE HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FOR FREELANCERS AND MEDIA TEAMS. We aim to "Prepare Not Scare".
If you are embarking on an assignment overseas, you can sometimes find yourselves isolated, afraid or caught up in a situation that you can't handle. Despite your best intentions, trouble might come looking for you.
A HASP course will equip you with a tool box of proven methods and techniques to ensure your safety. You will leave our care with more confidence, awareness and a range of new skills, which will enable you to operate safely and securely.
We have several courses to choose from ranging from 2.5 to 5 days. We have also designed a bespoke 2 day course which we have streamlined for freelancers on a budget. All courses provide the delegates with the opportunity to qualify for the Emergency First Aid Certificate.
Course Snapshot: Our residential courses are run in Surrey or we can provide you with a mobile HASP team to run the training anywhere in the world. We run a well-paced, informative programme of training, with great emphasis on practical scenarios for the delegates to try out their new skills.
The HASP Team
Our security instructors are ex-British Army with a solid base of teaching experience, both to military and civilian audiences. Our medical instructors are UK Paramedics with years of front line experience. On completion of one of our courses, delegates will be able to deal with a wide variety of medical emergencies and situations and be awarded the Emergency First Aid Certificate (all covered in the cost of the course).
The Montana Film Academy is the training program of the International Wildlife Media Center & Film Festivals.
It was established about ten years ago, with the mission and purpose of inspiring the next generation of filmmakers, scientists, adventurers and explorers.
Programs of the Montana Film Academy include outreach and programming in local and regional schools, with students of all ages, and youth throughout the year.
We also offer teacher training programs specifically in video and film production.
During our two annual film festivals, IWFF and CINE, the Academy provides filmmaking workshops, summer wildlife, adventure and documentary film camps and other youth related programs.
These include After-School and Winter/Spring Holiday Film & Wildlife Programs and Teen Film Workshops as well as an all-volunteer High School Media Mentoring Program.
The MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program is an intensive, three-year academic program that trains students with backgrounds in science and technology to become skilled filmmakers who contribute to the greater public understanding of science.
Training includes both traditional and new media with an emphasis on story, character, mixed and emerging dramas, and the sciences as well as natural history.
We have our own WEBBY-winning podcast/website TERRA: THE NATURE OF OUR WORLD and our graduates work as freelancers and as staff members for organizations ranging from NASA to National Geographic to the human rights advocacy group WITNESS.
Our motto is "Master the past, Capture the Present, Create the future."
To provide the best edits online in short films and video productions.
Headed by Mark Gillett of Junglemoon Images - Suitcase Media & Productions is a group of freelance creatives who love adventure, photography and film making. We work with events, corporates and individuals to supply beautiful video shorts for web use and social media presence. What we do best is great imagery, edits on location, without you waiting weeks for production... We can do that but prefer to deliver immediately when possible! We have some of the best creatives in the online world and are all driven by adventure and living life!
Short films, music video, YouTube, DailyMotion and Vimeo productions, social media amplifications, advertising and branding productions
DSLR and GoPro Safari Workshops
TYR Solutions is a risk mitigation company.
We provide a number of solutions from training, equipment and consultancy. Our philosophy is that no two organisational entities are alike, and that many interrelated factors such as the nature of their business, profile of their employees and the geographical range of their assets, uniquely determine their level of exposure, hence customised solutions are required to meet their needs. Whilst TYR Solutions operates predominately in high risk hostile environments for a number of media organisations, we have also deployed consultants on documentaries for health and safety purposes, to build jungle base camps, provide remote medical facilities and individual tracking and secure communications.
TYR Solutions has identified the need for medical/security awareness consultancy, communications and tracking support for documentary and wildlife production companies. We have a number of consultants with remote location and FGASA Field guides. Our consultants can also operate as logistics and base camp managers. TYR can also offer pre trip planning.
TYR Solutions can enhance communications through the sale or rental of satellite phones, Bgans and personal and vehicle tracking devices and can either monitor the tracking platform for the client or we can set the client with their own platform.
Our Mission Statement:
To provide superior solutions through customer training, consultancy and support in order to exceed our customer‚s expectations through continuous improvement and interaction.
I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Wildeye – The International
School of Wildlife Film-making
run a number of courses, workshops and training expeditions
for aspiring wildlife film-makers and enthusiastic amateurs.
If you are just starting out we suggest you start with the
Introduction to Wildlife Film-making weekend in Norfolk, UK.
From there you can go on to take more specialist weekend courses
such as wildlife camera operator, creative video editing or wildlife sound recording.
Wildeye also run a variety of exciting
wildlife training tours and expeditions all over the world.
Explore the website for the full range of training opportunities.
See Wildeye Publishing for a range of books on wildlife film-making.
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