Science Filmmaking Marathon III
Teachers and mentors: Samer Angelone &Halil Kesselring, Science Film Academy, Azmi Baumann & Henriette Bornkamm, UZH and Isabella Sedivy, Swiss Radio and TV (SRF) / Science Film Academy
Date: 17-20 September 2019, 09:00 - 17:00
max. Participants: 15
Location: UZH / ETH Campus, room to be announced and Zoo Zurich
Credit points: 2.0
Costs : 100 CHF
Priority: none

A major challenge for us, scientists, is to communicate complex concepts and detailed content in ways that are appropriate for the wide audience. In the filmmaking marathon, we seek to challenge, inspire and train researchers to use filmmaking to communicate their research. Scientists learn how to make films by working with filmmakers in four intensive days, aiming to produce short films in small groups.


I. 1-day theory and practice course: scientists learn about camera, audio, lighting equipment, and how to write, design and carry out the basics of making a documentary that is attractive for a broad audience.

II. 3-day Filmmaking Marathon: scientists work with filmmakers to prepare short films in small groups. A selection of the resulting films will be screened at the Global Science Film Festival (15-17 November 2019 in Bern and Zurich,

Theory and practice: University of Zurich / ETH Zurich and Zoo Zurich
Short films: Participants decide where to shoot their films

Samer Angelone (Science Film Academy)
Azmi Baumann (Zurich University)
Henriette Bornkamm (Zurich University)
Halil Kesselring (Science Film Academy)
Isabella Sedivy (Swiss Radio and TV, SRF)

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