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Filmmaking Marathon for Scientists & Artists

Sep 18
Sep 21
ETH Zürich
Filmmaking Marathon for Scientists & Artists
Filmmaking Marathon for Scientists & Artists
Filmmaking Marathon for Scientists & Artists

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. The resulting films will be screened at the Global Eco Film Festival


The number of places is limited to 45 scientists (practical exercises will be in small groups) and 10 filmmakers and artists. The filmmaking marathon will be held in English.

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

Scientists, Postdocs and PhD students enrolled at a Swiss higher education institution

Between 1st February and 30th April 2017

Please check with your program if you are eligible to claim credit points for attending this workshop.
Students who are enrolled at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School are awarded 2 credit points.

100 CHF


Dr. Samer Angelone (Science Film School)
Isabella Sedivy (Swiss Radio and TV; SRF)
Nicole Schnyder (Zoo Zurich)
Azmi Baumann (Zurich University, UZH)
Prof. Dr. Jill Scott (All Productions)
Prof. Marille Hahne (Zurich University of the Arts; ZHdK)
Henriette Bornkamm (Zurich University, UZH)


Dr. Samer Angelone-Alasaad: samer.angelone@globalecofilmfestival.com

ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS (alphabetical order)
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 Fribourg, University of Geneva, University of Lausanne, University of Neuchatel, University of Zurich, and Zoo Zurich



Registration fee: 100 CHF

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Sprachen: Englisch