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Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop Part I

March 8, 2016

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 3:00-5:00 in MCML 342Guido Toelke, Duncan McHugh & Julia Dordel

Have you been thinking of making a video to communicate your research to a broader audience, but after some quick research on filmmaking, felt defeated by the fact that you don’t have the right equipment or knowledge? In fact, it’s easier than you think. TerreWEB is dedicating two seminars to walk you through what it is like to make a film using a smartphone.

During this first seminar, we will introduce you to the basics of smartphone-filmmaking starting from how to shoot footage to editing this footage using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. We will also present some useful gadgets that will instantly give your smartphone more professional filmmaking functions.

The seminar is mandatory for TerreWEB Scholars as well as for students registered in CONS 503 C /SOIL530 B – however, everyone is welcome!

Please direct any enquiries to Julia Dordel (terre.web@ubc.ca).

About the speakers:

Guido Toelke is a filmmaker with over a decade of experience. Since childhood he has produced and directed his own films, working on shoestring budgets, and gaining extensive experience being his own DOP, editor and producer. He has also worked on commercial projects such as music videos and commercials. His work on countless film projects has taken him around the world.  Recent projects include a documentary about Lemurs in Madagascar and the international eco-action-thriller Mission NinetyTwo. Guido has also been a lecturer for cinematography at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, since 2005.



Duncan McHugh is the Digital Media Specialist for the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, where he has led digital media support for the past 10 years. His recent projects have included programming a do-it-yourself technology workshop series, filming a documentary video series on water management, and supporting student-created podcasts in the course he co-teaches, LFS 400.

Julia Dordel is a Forest Scientist (PhD), producer, writer and actor. She has worked behind and in front of the camera on various productions including feature films, TV, short-film and webseries – both fiction and documentary. Her recent projects include the eco-action-thriller Mission NinetyTwoand Alaotra – a documentary about a threatened Lemur species in Madagascar.

Julia is an advisory board member of the Hanover Film Fund and the Lower Saxony Film- & Media Office as well as the representative of Women in Film – Hanover (WIFT).

Julia has been the coordinator of the NSERC supported Communication of Science Program – TerreWEB – at the University of British Columbia since 2011.



About the TerreWEB Seminar Series:

The Spring seminar series runs weekly from January to April 2016

Location and time: MACMILLAN 342 – THURSDAYS, 3:00 – 4:30pm

Please direct enquiries to Les Lavkulich (lml@mail.ubc.ca) or Julia Dordel (terre.web@ubc.ca).

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