The next available Wildeye course dates are in May, so check them out and come join us for a weekend in Norfolk:
Wildlife Camera Operator Course 3-5 May 2013
Whether you want to film wildlife as a fascinating hobby, or are hoping for a career as a professional wildlife camera operator, this course will arm you with the knowledge and techniques to create stunning shots and sequences. As camera technology advances apace it can be difficult to know what equipment to use (and then how to use it!), with a high tutor to student ratio, this course is unique in content and value for money. It will answer all the questions you have and many you haven't thought of yet.
This weekend introduces the latest technology and camera systems for those who may upgrade their equipment in the future or have yet to buy a camcorder. The knowledge gained will help you choose and use the right gear for your purposes and will save you wasting money on unnecessary or inappropriate technology. The Creative Camerawork element will help you improve your techniques under expert instruction.
The course starts with a series of discussions about the latest camera technology and is then split into workshops exploring various aspects of camera use in wildlife film-making, including: wide angle, telephoto, macro, scopes, slow motion, time lapse and creative techniques. It is taught by wildlife film-maker Mike Linley, Piers Warren - Principal of Wildeye, independent wildlife filmmaker Adrian Cale, Simon Beer - a video camera specialist from Production Gear and high speed camera specialist Jonathan Jones.
Find out more and apply here: Wildlife Camera Operator Course
Introduction to Wildlife Film-making 17-19 May 2013
These weekends, in the heart of Norfolk, provide a unique hands-on introduction to wildlife film-making. The sessions cover all aspects of wildlife film-making with opportunities for practical filming work as well as advice about how to get started and what equipment to use. This course is the perfect start for those wishing to work in the wildlife film-making industry, whether as a camera operator, producer, researcher, script-writer, presenter and so on. It is also suitable for those wishing to pursue wildlife film-making as a fascinating hobby.
Professional wildlife film-makers with a wide range of experience will be your guides and tutors throughout the weekend. You will find it a fun and valuable experience, and will enjoy mixing with other people enthused by wildlife films.
Find out more and apply here: Introduction to Wildlife Film-making
The location for the above two courses is Whitwell Hall Country Centre in the centre of Norfolk, UK.
Accommodation and excellent home-cooked food is included for the weekend.
Booking: If the home page shows that there are places available for the course of your choice - please complete the online application form and send in your deposit/fee as detailed.
Places are filling up, so book soon to avoid disappointment.