Low Budget Science Film Making

February 1, 2017

Dates: 23-27th October 2017

 

In this course we'll be dealing with knowledge transfer in Science: how can researchers inform the general public - and also funders... - about their work. 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, pre-production, production, post-production, and promoting your film. 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 make their own finished film during the course's 5 days.

 

Course summary:

 

 This 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.

 

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