SOUND AND VI­SION

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Advertisement Feature -

Work­ing in wildlife film-mak­ing is a dream for many peo­ple. A num­ber of uni­ver­si­ties of­fer Masters de­grees in this field, in­clud­ing the Univer­sity of the West of Eng­land ( cour­ses.uwe. ac.uk/D4P31/wildlife-film­mak­ing), the Univer­sity of Sal­ford ( www. sal­ford.ac.uk/pgt-cour­ses/wildlife­doc­u­men­tary-pro­duc­tion) and the Na­tional Film & Tele­vi­sion School ( nfts. co.uk/our-cour­ses/masters/di­rect­ing­pro­duc­ing-science-nat­u­ral-his­tory).

But if you don’t want to com­mit to a full year or more of ex­tra study, ded­i­cated film schools of­fer shorter op­tions. The Wildlife Film School ( www.wildlife­film­school.com) runs both a 16-week diploma pro­gramme and a 12-day in­ten­sive Wildlife Film Course, while op­tions with Wild­eye ( www.wild­eye.co.uk) in­clude a spe­cial­ist week­end In­tro­duc­tion to Wildlife Sound Record­ing course tu­tored by renowned spe­cial­ists Chris Wat­son and Jez ri­ley French.

Steady hands, steady nerves and a lot of pa­tience are needed to catch na­ture from be­hind a cam­era.

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