SCIENCE DOCUMENTARY FILM-MAKING COURSE, FOLLY FARM, NEAR BRISTOL
11-13 NOVEMBER, 2019
11-13 November 2019
Folly Farm Centre, Stowey, Pensford, Bristol BS39 4DW
£350 + VAT - Course only
£600 + VAT - Course + Accommodation
3 days tuition
Breakfast and dinner for residential guests
Up to 10 students
HOW TO BOOK
Email Blue Fire Films to book
The Science Documentary Film-making Course at Folly Farm near Bristol is a three-day course teaching the basics of film-making. The course material is based on years of experience making science documentaries for the BBC.
This 3-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, 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 3 days.
The course and accommodation are both at Folly Farm in Somerset. The venue is an 18th Century restored farm house set in a 250-acre nature reserve. 100% of Folly Farm’s profits go to the Avon Wildlife Trust.
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WHAT TO BRING
A camera that shoots film: DSLR is best but anything will do.
Editing software: We recommend either Professional editing packages like Premiere Pro or free-ware, like iMovie or HitFilm Pro.
In addition, students can bring: Tripod, audio equipment including microphones, external hard drive but it’s not essential.
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