Filmmaker Labs

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APRIL  12 – 17,  2017
MISSOULA,  MONTANA
APPLY HERE!
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 17, 2017

ACCEPTED STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY FEBRUARY 24, 2017

IWFF LABS is an immersive cross-disciplinary science filmmaking workshop between scientists & media makers.

Advance ideas, tools & working methods that address pressing environmental issues through media.

Learn from industry professionals, documentary filmmakers, biologists, ecologists as well as poets, digital storytellers & other bold thinkers.

THE MISSION

IWFF LABS is an immersive, cross-disciplinary science filmmaking workshop that brings scientists & media creators together to learn effective tools to communicate science, nature, and conservation with broad audiences.

IWFF LABS was created for filmmakers & scientists to: 1) Gain intensive hands-on filmmaking experience, 2) Learn the science of science communication, 3) Get a crash course with pro-grade filmmaking gear 4) Expand professional networks with peers and industry professionals.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

SCIENTISTS (including graduate students, postdocs, professors, and government researchers), especially those focused on ecology, evolution, biology, wildlife science, and conservation who are interested in science communication using visual media, and want to expand their media making skills or find a filmmaker partner. PROFESSIONAL

COMMUNICATORS in the science or conservation community, including university PIOs, media specialists at NGOs, environmental journalists, and others who have an interest in expanding their science, wildlife, and conservation filmmaking toolkit through collaborations with filmmakers and scientists. GRADUATE FILMMAKING AND

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS who want to become science and wildlife filmmakers. These applicants need not have advanced skills with filmmaking equipment, but be must be interested in opportunities to work with scientists and on science/ conservation stories.

IWFF LABS will accept up to 16 students into this highly competitive program.

IWFF LABS is tuition free. Food and Lodging Provided. Scholarships for travel funds will be available.

IWFF LABS participants will receive an All-Access pass to IWFF April 15-22, 2017.

WHAT IS IT?

The day is filled with intense, hands-on workshops taught by experts using top flight equipment. Workshops include:

The Business of Documentary Film Production

How to YouTube

New Opportunities in Visual Storytelling

Next Level Editing

Music In Film: A Collaborative Process

Big Budget Value for Low Budget Projects

At night students and the public will be invited to listen to fireside chats from all-star world experts such as Academy Award winner Alan Root and PBS Nature’s Janet Hess.

Students will use skills learned in the workshops to make a mini documentary.

At the beginning of IWFF LABS students are paired with a local conservation or nature organization. During the course of the week students will make a mini-documentary about the issues the local organization is trying to solve. Those issues include land conservation, defending wildlife, nature preservation, etc.

The IWFF LABS mini doc will screen at IWFF on Saturday, April 15.

 

WHO WILL LEAD?

Award-winning wildlife filmmakers NATHAN DAPPAN and NEIL LOSIN are key instructors for IWFF LABS.  They will lead the group through the workshops and facilitate the creation of the mini docs.

Nathan and Neil have experience facilitating workshops at events such as Science Media Awards & Summit In The Hub (SMASH) and immersive graduate field courses in Costa Rica through the Organization for Tropical Studies.

They are both Fellow National members of the Explorers Club and come from a strong background in biology and ecology.

 

WHEN & WHERE?

IWFF LABS will take place at the Roxy Theater and other locations in and around Missoula Montana, April 12-17, 2017

Arrive on the evening of TUESDAY APRIL 11.

IWFF LABS start on WEDNESDAY APRIL 12.

IWFF starts on SATURDAY APRIL 15.

IWFF LABS end on MONDAY APRIL 17.

APPLY NOW!

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 17, 2017

ACCEPTED STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY FEBRUARY 24, 2017