Tuesday 3rd April 2012
Amateur filmmakers can get expert tips on their craft from professional wildlife cameraman Tim Shepherd.
Devon Wildlife Trust has developed the one-day course to take place at its Marsland nature reserve.
The course is designed for beginners in wildlife filming who have their own video cameras and want to improve their techniques. It has been set up in association with Bristol Wildlife Filmmakers.
Tim, best known for his work on the BBC's Life and Frozen Planet programmes, said: "I hope I can inspire other naturalists to have a go at filmmaking. It's a great way to tell a story or get a message across. Modern digital technology and the internet allow anyone to make and show high quality films. Even just a one-day course like this can get you going in the right direction."
The day will be spent in the meadows of Marsland, north Devon, working in small groups.
Gary Pilkington, senior nature reserve officer for DWT and who looks after Marsland, said: "I can't think of a better place than Marsland nature reserve for budding wildlife film makers to make a start and with expert guidance from Tim it should be a brilliant experience."
The course costs £99 and runs on July 14 from 10am to 5pm with lunch provided. To register, visit http://www.bristolwildfilm.co.uk or call Devon Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244.