SCIENCE DOCUMENTARY FILM-MAKING COURSE, EVORA, PORTUGAL
21-25 OCTOBER, 2019
21st - 25th October 2019
€990 - Shared occupancy
€1,290 - Single occupancy
5 days tuition
4 nights accommodation
Breakfast and lunch each day
Up to 15 students
HOW TO BOOK
Booking for this course is via the ScienceRetreats website:
The Science Documentary Film-making Course at Case Morgado Esporao in Evora, Portugal is a five-day residential course teaching the basics of film-making. The course material is based on years of experience making science documentaries for the BBC.
This 5-day film-making course will take you through all the stages of making a short documentary about your work. It includes:
- Documentary theory: what makes a good film? How to think about using film and video to promote your work. 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, and story-boarding.
- Production: Shooting interviews, shooting additional material, getting good quality sound, and 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, and 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.
The course and accommodation are both at the 15th Century Casa Morgado Esporão in Évora in Portugal.
For more information about accommodation, visit: www.casamorgadoesporao.com/accommodation
WHAT TO BRING
A camera that shoots film: Ideally a DSLR but anything will do.
Editing software: We recommend a professional editing package like Premiere Pro or free packages like iMovie or HitFilm Pro
In addition, students can bring: Tripod, audio equipment including microphones, external hard drive but these are not essential.
University of Oxford, University of Bristol, University of Bath, University of Evora (Portugal), NHS