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.
Something unusual is going to be happening in Bristol’s Redcliffe Caves between 11-15 April. Lisa Gaudion, a third year Media Practice student, is producing a multimedia installation called Do Not Disturb as part of her final project.
Do Not Disturb is a collaboration by a group of final year Media Practice students and it explores the boundary between dreams and reality in a physical experience which includes motion activated audio, projections, an interactive projection, live acting and music, set design and targeted lighting, using the caves as a metaphor for something ‘other’ to ‘submerge’ the audience in the experience.
You have to be over 18 and the event includes strobe lighting and loud audio. So if you are feeling brave and want to submerge yourself in a very different kind of experience visit the website: http://www.wix.com/lisagaudion/donotdisturb. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.
Check out what's happening at the home of UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre. Every Friday our partners at the Pervasive Media Studio on Anchor Square by the Harbourside open their doors and this Friday (10 December) you can hear a Lunchtime Talk called The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 10 Things Aardman has Learnt about Cross-Platform Production
by Aardman's Creative Director of Digital, Dan Efergan. It starts at 1pm and is free, so come along and find out more about Aardman's ventures into the great unknown.
For more information see http://www.pmstudio.co.uk/open-studio-friday