Wildlife Documentary Film-making Training Course

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Master the art of wildlife documentary film making in the heart of South Africa! Our unique wildlife documentary film making training course allows you to produce your own 5-minute wildlife documentary to showcase your abilities to producers and industry professionals.

If you want to learn the art of wildlife documentary film-making, whilst experiencing living on an African wildlife reserve then this program is for you. Our Wildlife documentary film-making training course is specifically designed to offer practical training in the skills of learning to produce wildlife documentaries, including the work of the camera-operator, director, producer, story-writer and the diverse positions required to produce and broadcast a successful wildlife documentary.

If you want to learn the art of wildlife documentary film making, whilst experiencing living on an African wildlife reserve then this program is for you. Our Wildlife documentary film-making training program is specifically designed to offer practical training in the skills of producing wildlife documentaries, including the work of the camera operator, director, producer, story-writer and the diverse positions required to produce and broadcast a successful wildlife documentary.

This unique course, developed by wildlife filmmaker and presenter Ryan Johnson and his team of passionate filmmakers, aims to equip aspiring documentary filmmakers with the skills, techniques and knowledge required to produce a wildlife documentary. This program will give you an absolutely unique ‘hands-on’ experience of telling the stories of Africa’s charismatic wildlife through film, from pre-production, to filming, editing, concluding with a 3-5 min finalised product.

Come make your own wildlife documentary, from concept to TV screen, under the guidance and direction of passionate and experienced filmmakers. Experience the highs, lows and challenges that wildlife film-makers face daily when attempting to bring to life the wonders of Africa’s nature.

Past Films

Walk away with a high quality 5 minute documentary showcasing your ability as a documentary film-maker. Enjoy watching a few of the incredible short documentaries made by past students:

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Awards & Highlights

  • Rhino Wars – Best student film @ 2012 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
  • Cheetah House – Goes viral featured on ‘Good Morning America’
  • Moketsi’s Redemption – Selected for Wildscreen 2013

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Program Instructors

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  • Ian de Fries – Senior Instructor
  • Ryan Johnson – Senior Instructor
  • Justin Bean – Wildlife Specialist
  • Leandie Smit – Wildlife Specialist

Course Fees

  • R 29, 999/month for 2015. Click here if you plan to attend during 2014

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Eligibility:

No special requirements

Location:

Oceans Campus, Mossel Bay (20 days), Schotia Game Reserve (10 days)

Cost Breakdown

Includes

Accommodation, access to film location, access to film library, still camera's, audio packs, tuition, 3 meals per day, edit & production computer, HD video cameras, travel to/from George Airport.

Excludes

Internet, Short courses at the Campus, Laundry service, Tourism excursions, Extra food and beverages, Flights

Syllabus

Practical

Film techniques, understanding wildlife, equipment maintenance, crew management, footage management, working with talent, converting footage, editing, voice over/sound track, presenting your film

Theoretical

Introduction, orientation, insiration, what sells, the equipment, script writing, wildlife presenting, marketing you/your films

Please contact us for costs, applications and enquiries

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Testimonial

"You should definitely do it. This internship has been one of the best experiences of my life. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions!"
Anne Goddard

Anne Goddard

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Wildlife Documentary Film-making Training Course

Our exclusive Wildlife documentary film making training course is proudly presented by Oceans Campus and the team of Africa Media. Travel to South Africa, live on a genuine wildlife game reserve and film and produce your very own wildlife documentary film. Learn from experienced wildlife documentary film producers the art of - story writing and telling, camera operation, audio operation, pre production, post production and editing, and pitching and selling your wildlife documentary film production.