Workshop: BodegaBay Conservation Films

10-Oct-2010 - 17-Oct-2010

We'd like to pass this information along to anyone who may be
interested in
this exciting opportunity to gain valuable scienece communication
skills and
apply them to research, management, conservation or web-related
projects. If
you feel this is appropriate, please forward this announcement and
flyer to any colleagues who may be interested:

Workshop Announcement: Science Filmmaking at Bodega Bay Marine
October 2010

Note: Registration deadline for this workshop has been extended to
Sept 1,

Overview: This 7-day immersion workshop will teach participants to
communicate scientific findings, natural history information, or
conservation messages by creating compelling, professional-quality
Topics will include story selection, planning, writing, camera
voiceovers, technical aspects of video and audio production, basic
video and
audio editing, project output, and distribution. These technical
will underpin the main focus of the workshop: effective storytelling
video. The "hands-on" approach will be emphasized, and participants
will put
concepts introduced in lecture into daily practice. Opportunities will
for shooting in the field and studio and participants will also critique
existing documentaries. By the end of the workshop, students will have
opportunity to produce a short film on a topic of their choosing.

Target audience: This workshop is intended for academic scientists at
level (undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, faculty, or emeritus) as well
professional biologists (government, NGO, industry, etc.). Interested
individuals from the general public will also be considered. No prior
making experience is required. The workshop will run with a minimum of
participants, and a maximum of 20.

Instuctors: Jeff Morales (National Geographic Film & Television, &
Films) and Dr. Colin Bates (Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre &
Department of
Botany, University of British Columbia).

Where: UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, CA

When: October 10 - 17, 2010

Cost: US$1599 Includes workshop fees, supplies & some equipment,
food, and lab user fees. Discounts are available for those
participants who
do not
require room and board. Registration deadline is September 1, 2010.

For further information and application materials, visit
or contact Colin Bates (

Thanks, and we hope to see you at BML in October. If you know of
anyone else
who might be interested, please pass this along.