Science films to inspire

Sci Film is paving the way to cinema stardom, calling on WA residents of all ages and abilities to capture science in three minutes.

The inaugural Regional Science Film Competition is the brainchild of Film Harvest and Inspiring Australia, who are collaborating to connect regional audiences with Cinema and Science.

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Learning how to use a smart phone as a microscope

Sci Film encourages the use of every day technology in telling a science story. Digital cameras, smartphones, tablets and computers can all be used as Sci Film connects the dots between small and big screens, welcoming audiences to communicate science in their region in an authentic cinema environment.

‘Cinema brings community together. The environment itself is a vessel for powerful and effective communication, where art and science are fused together in the medium of digital film.’ says Josephine Hayes, co-founder of Film Harvest.

Film Harvest, WA’s independent ongoing programme of alternative film, have recently celebrated their first birthday, and they actively seek to encourage a new generation of filmmakers and storytellers.

The top 15 short films will be selected and screened at Cinemas across the state during National Science Week, on August 17, where audiences can vote live for their favourite.

Make a science film workshop, Geraldton

Regional Science Film Festival 2016 is holding a workshop at CityHive, on Saturday, 30 April, 9am-12 noon, for community members interested in learning more about film making, and people hoping to enter a short video.

Participants will make and edit a film in the session, and learn:

*   How to make films with mobile devices (ipad/ iphone)
*   Techniques for making films for a theatre screen
*   How to communicate a science story through film
*   How to edit a film on your mobile device,
*   The best free film editing apps (free)
*   Online resources (tips for science communication and editing films) to for use after the workshop

Click here for more information or to RSVP for the event.

 

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