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Join Wildeye's Audio Post Production Course with Pip Norton and Chris Watson later this month!!
Through demonstration and working on practical tasks you will learn how to create, edit, manipulate and improve sound recordings, and also how they can be effectively combined and mixed together to produce a soundtrack. This could be for a television or radio programme, for installations, movies, video games, CD/audio-file releases or for your own enjoyment.
The course includes the creation and production of Foley sound and sound effects, how to record the perfect voice over/narration, and covers the growing area of multi-channel mixing.
It is suitable for those who have already taken our Introduction to Wildlife Sound Recording course, or those who already have some experience of audio work. It will also be invaluable for video editors and producers who oversee the post production process.
The course is taught by Pip Norton, a highly experienced re-recording mixer and post production specialist, and Chris Watson, one of the world’s top wildlife sound specialists who regularly works for the BBC.
The location is Whitwell Hall Country Centre in the centre of Norfolk, UK. Costs £395, including all tuition, accommodation and home-cooked meals, with an Xmas dinner!!
Save the Dates!
Wild Cats Conservation Summit: September 24-26, 2017
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival: September 25-29, 2017
Have a great session idea? The JHWFF team are thinking about what to present in September 2017 and are eager to hear what you think. From AI to VR, craft workshops to strategic impact and case studies, they are interested in what YOU want to experience in Jackson Hole. Submit your session ideas at the link here: jhfestival.org/2017-session-nominations.html
Are you shooting & delivering in 4K? As sessions for 2017 are planned, JHWFF are eager to hear about any 4K projects you may have in the pipeline. Are you shooting in 4K? How about delivering? Please give them two minutes of your time to answer this short survey: surveymonkey.com/r/CSRS272
NaturVision Film Festival launches new call for entries!
Next year’s NaturVision Film Festival in Ludwigsburg will take place from 13 – 16 July 2017.
At the heart of the festival is our grand international film competition, which is now open for you to submit your entries!
We look forward to entries ranging from epic wildlife films to critical and informative documentaries on the environment and sustainability, films for children, documentaries with their own unique score, and submissions for our Newcomer category.
Our special theme for 2017 is "Water", and we also welcome films on this subject.
This year’s winning films are sending strong messages about these issues, in creative and original forms. Their authors spoke up about the current problems but also offered solutions. Here are the the top five films in each category, starting with the winners – enjoy, watch and share with your friends!
TOO COOL TO BE KILLED by Brigitta Katyina, Hungary.
The winner of the Act Naturally category is an animation film featuring four endangered animals in Europe and showing their beauty, energy and certain timelessness, but also their vulnerability because, in author’s words, the mankind is their main threat: “My origami textures illustrate that they are as weak as paper” – said Brigitta. The end of the film delivers a strong message.
CRADLE TO CRADLE – REMAKING THE WAY WE MAKE THINGS By Martin Pabis, Tammo Trantow, Andreas Foerster, Animal Design Studio, A-Graz, Austria.
The winning film of the Round’n’Round category shows a holistic concept in less than 2 minutes and corresponds perfectly to this category’s subject -circular economy. The authors successfully created a story that shows an alternative reality/future (presented with animated elements) by transforming everyday objects into new ones.
MUDDY FOOTPRINT By Tess Rose Dickinson, United Kingdom.
The winner of the Small is Beautiful category is a short documentary filmed on a small organic farm in the heart of Tuscany: “In our [film] we wanted to reflect not only the environmental benefits of small-scale farming, reinforced by on-screen images and illustrations, but more subtly the personal benefits as well. Where there is a ‘lack’ of music, there is an emphasised ‘silence’ portraying a more peaceful, mindful way of life than most of us are accustomed to.” said Tess Rose Dickinson, the author of the film.tory that shows an alternative reality/future (presented with animated elements) by transforming everyday objects into new ones.
TODAY, TOMORROW By Mustapha Benghernaout, Algeria, was the AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER. Today, we need a lot of energy to satisfy our needs. But unfortunately most of energies that we use is polluting nature and their combustion increases emissions of greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. It is essential to stop pollution and replace these fuels with cleaner sustainable energy. If not, it will be too late tomorrow…
Stories Lived is a repository of video shorts that move and inspire us to be the best version of ourselves we can be. It is a unique site in which one can see, learn and in turn, draw upon that grace that others show in their lives and hopefully use it in our own to be a blessing to others.
Wildscreen Exchange is an innovative project by wildlife conservation charity Wildscreen which aims to convene the conservation organisations with the world's best content creators to produce powerful stories that inspire people to care for our natural world and take action to protect it.
Their latest film was made in conjunction with Save Vietnam's Wildlife and Five Films, and narrated by Sarah Millican. The film documents the rescue and release of pangolins that were destined for the illegal wildlife trade. Pangolins are the world's most trafficked mammal and if trade does not stop, all seven species are destined for extinction.
An Interview With Filmmaker Chris Palmer: The Ethics Of Wildlife Documentaries
Chris Palmer is a renowned documentary filmmaker, speaker and author. He is a vocal proponent of improved ethics in the wildlife filmmaking industry, having published two books on the subject. He currently teaches full-time at American University, where he directs the Center For Environmental Filmmaking. He also serves as president of the One World One Ocean Foundation, and he sits on the board of 14 environmental non-profits. theculturetrip
Is there hope for conservation, or is the planet’s biodiversity doomed? I’m very pessimistic. I worry that the power of the ratings game is so fierce, so driving, that we will fail to produce films that are ethically made. We’ve just elected a politician who is a climate-denier and an anti-environmentalist. The need for films that educate the public about conservation has increased multifold. It should be a national priority. People like me are failing the country if we don’t do more.
This election is a disaster, a catastrophe. We, the loyal opposition, have to address this terrible threat to our country. We all have to do whatever we can to limit the damage.
From executive producers Leonardo DiCaprio and Paul G. Allen, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary thriller that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking. Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award®–nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months in China and Africa with a crack team of intelligence operatives, undercover activists, passionate frontline rangers and tough-as-nails conservationists, to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory trafficking.
A production from Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions, this stunningly photographed exposé follows poachers in pursuit of the 'white gold' of ivory. Ultimately, the film becomes an urgent wake-up call that proves time is running out for the African elephants, dangerously nearing closer and closer to extinction.
Photoguerra - Underwater Productions - A Portugal-based Production Company, headed by Rui Guerra, whose main grounds for underwater filming are Azores islands, Madeira islands and Portugal mainland. Available to work anywhere in the world however.
Specialized in underwater filming (and photography) in all kind of environments. Rui has more than 30 years experience as a diver and more than 20 years in capturing underwater images.
Hannah Stitfall - An emgerging fresh faced presenting talent who is definatly one to watch. A recent Zoology graduate gaining a First Class with Honours, she is now studying on the prestigeous Masters in Wildlife Filmmaking in Bristol affilated with the BBC NHU. Her driven work ethic and diligent reaserch skills have won her numerous awards for her academic acheviements and volunteer work in the UK. She also conducted her final dissertation on social media and the illegal wildlife trade, which has given her a great understanding of science communication in the online digital landscape.
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