Detailed information about the course
Film-making for scientists (422)
1 and 2 September 2016 COMPLET/FULL
|Lang||Workshop language is English|
Dr Samer Alasaad-Angelone
A major challenge for us as scientists is to communicate complex concepts and detailed content in ways that are appropriate for a wide audience. Films are powerful tools of scientific communication and can be used in a number of different contexts: for example in ethnographic research, for the multimedia thesis and the public defence, or in outreach, to bring the general public into closer contact with scientific research. And hence scientists can benefit from the inspirational, educational, and motivational power of films to communicate their knowledge and expertise.
The technical skills for filming and editing, as well as developing a strong narrative, lie outside our training as academic scientists. In this workshop, participants 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. This practice-focused workshop will include filming a short documentary film.
The topic of the short documentary film will be decided by the participants (following their interests) under the supervision of the trainer
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to prepare their own films, including script & storyboard, camera & lighting and editing.
Pedagogical methods, logistical aspects
The workshop will be based on preparing a short film. The whole workshop will be working together to prepare this short film, and the participants will learn all about filmmaking while they prepare this short film.Specialist equipment (including professional cameras, lighting materials, computers and software) will be supplied by the trainer.
The workshop is intended for all PhD candidates, in Social Sciences, Humanities, Exact and Natural Sciences.
Université de Lausanne
Schedule: 9:30 to 17:30 (to be confirmed)
Location: University of Lausanne
Dr Samer Alasaad-Angelone is interested in the use of audiovisual tools for the communication of science. He believes that we, as scientists, should benefit from the inspirational, educational, and motivational power of film to communicate our knowledge and experience. He teaches filmmaking workshops in different institutes, including Life Science Zurich (University of Zurich & ETH).
Dr Alasaad-Angelone holds a PhD in Biology (Genetics) and Masters degrees in Film Direction and Cinematography.
To learn more about his research and films, see:
Participants are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train between the town of their university and the location of the workshop (half-fare card, 2nd class). For full-day workshops, lunch costs will be reimbursed upon presentation of original receipts (no photocopies or scans). A reimbursement form will be supplied to all registered participants for this workshop.
|Deadline for registration||22.08.2016|