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Filmmaking for Scientists (Part II)


5-6 March 2019

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Responsable de l'activité

Pilar Junier


Prof. Pilar Junier, UNINE


Dr. Samer Angelone, M.A. Film Studies


A major challenge for us as scientists is to communicate complex concepts and detailed content in ways that are appropriate for a wide audience. Films are powerful tools of scientific communication and can be used in a number of different contexts: for example in ethnographic research, for the multimedia thesis and the public defence, or in outreach, to bring the general public into closer contact with scientific research. And hence scientists can benefit from the inspirational, educational, and motivational power of films to communicate their knowledge and expertise. The technical skills for filming and editing, as well as developing a strong narrative, lie outside our training as academic scientists. In this workshop, participants 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. This practice-focused workshop will include filming short documentary films. Workshop content: - Camera and lighting (using different Canon and GoPro cameras). - Screenwriting and storyboard (using examples from fiction and documentary films). - Film editing (using Premiere Pro CC program). - Filming short documentary films. The topic of the short documentary films will be decided by the participants (following their interests) under the supervision of the trainer Learning outcomes: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to prepare their own films, including script & storyboard, camera & lighting and editing. Pedagogical methods, logistical aspects: The workshop will be based on preparing short films. The whole workshop will be working together to prepare these short films, and the participants will learn all about filmmaking while they prepare these short films. Specialist equipment (including professional cameras, lighting materials, computers and software) will be supplied by the trainer.


Please note that this course is only opened to the PhD students who attended the November 2018 1st part.





Deadline for registration 20.01.2019
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