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Filmmaking for Scientists & Naturalists


18 - 21 September 2017

Lang EN Workshop language is English

Dr. Samer Angelone-Alasaad Lead Organizer Global Eco Film Festival Ph.D. sc. nat. Biology (Publications: M.A. Film Direction (Films: M.A. Cinematography


 Samer Angelone (Science Film School)

Isabella Sedivy (Swiss Radio and TV, SRF)

Jill Scott (All Production)

Azmi Baumann (Multimedia, Zurich University, UZH)

Henriette Bornkamm (Zurich University, UZH)

Nicole Schnyder (Zoo Zurich)

Halil Kesselring (Basel University)

Martin Wieser (ETH Zurich)

Richard Baxter

Filipe Cristovão R. da Cunha

Gretchen Wagner

Linda Frey




A major challenge for us, scientists, is to communicate complex concepts and detailed content in ways
that are appropriate for the wide audience. Films are a powerful tool for scientific communication, but the
technical skills for filming and editing, as well as developing a strong narrative, lie outside our training as
academic scientists.


This Filmmaking Marathon includes:


I. 2-day Workshop (only for scientists): you will learn about camera, audio, lighting equipment, and how
to use film editing software, together with how to write, design and carry out the basics of making a
documentary that is attractive for a broad audience.


II. 2-day Filmmaking Marathon: filmmakers and artists will join us and we will work together to prepare
short films.



University and ETH Zurich



The number of places is limited to 45 scientists (5 CUSO members) and 10 filmmakers and artists.


Practical films will be shot in Zurich University, ETH-Zurich, EAWAG, WSL and Zoo Zurich.


Organizers: Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale, ETH Zurich, Life Science Zurich, Platform Biology of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), Science Film School, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), University of Zurich, Zoo Zurich




CUSO Microbiology students: Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity; meal expenses (1meal/day) up to 25CHF/meal.


Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to: CUSO Microbiologie, Aline Kopf, Institut de Biologie, Rue Emile-Argand 11, CH-2000 Neuchâtel


For any question concerning reimbursement please contact Aline kopf at microbiologie[@]




Registration is open until 30th April 2017 Fees 100.-




Deadline for registration 30.04.2017
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