Posted by Charlotte Hopes
UWE have joined up with the BBC's world-renowned Natural History Unit (NHU), based in Bristol, to offer an exciting new MA course in Wildlife Filmmaking starting in September 2012. It has been designed using the expertise of some of the NHU's most successful producers whose credits include 'Africa', 'Frozen Planet' and 'The Natural World'.
The course offers a unique opportunity for students to learn from the best in the business, with teaching delivered by UWE Filmmaking staff and NHU producers. It will also draw on the talent in Bristol's successful independent production companies who do business with the major international players including Discovery and Animal Planet.
You can find out more on our website
or tune in to BBC Points West this evening at 6.30pm to watch James Honeyborne, from the NHU, talk about this fantastic new course.
UWE's Film Studies Research Group is organising an event to showcase the most socially and politically engaged documentary films from around the world, including some previously banned and censored films. The 2012 Bristol Radical Film Festival runs from 27 February to 4 March.
The films will be shown in a variety of community-based venues around the city, and the Festival will culminate in a weekend of screenings, talks, workshops and debates at the entirely volunteer-run and not-for-profit cinema The Cube.
For more information and to buy tickets visit the Bristol Radical Film website
A UWE Animation student, Lottie Kingslake, has animated a film to accompany a new song by Les Veale of LVM Publishing, I Just Wondered Why
. The song describes how a visitor from another world may view human behaviour on Earth and its aim is to raise awareness of global environmental issues with 25% of the takings from download sales to be donated to Greenpeace and the Wildlife Trust.
Lottie's opportunity to animate the song came via UWE's Enterprise Office
. You can view the film on YouTube
where you can also find out where to download the track.
It'll be entered into a number of film and media competitions so we wish everyone involved the best of luck!
Emma Windsor, a student on the MA Animation course at UWE, is showing her film MiLK HaRE
at the Bristol Encounters Film Festival at the Arnolfini this Wednesday (16 November) at 16:00 and again on Sunday 20 November at 12:00. Emma has a passion for 'the Gothic, the macabre and the downright odd' and her film is a drama/horror in stop-motion and 2D animation, based on the belief in Nordic countries that witches steal cream with a 'Milkhare', a creature brought to life with the witch's own blood.
Find out more about Emma and the film and see a trailer at http://www.milkhare.com/
or on youtube
This is the 17th Encounters Festival
(comprising Animated Encounters and Brief Encounters) which has become one of the world's best-known showcases for new and established short film and animation talent.
Well done Emma!