Go wild with us (safely) in 2021
The last 12 months have been a very strange time indeed and we’ve changed the way we run our popular weekend courses to mitigate risks as much as possible and keep you safe. We are starting to plan courses for later in 2021 and would love for you to join us. We have moved all of our courses outside and will be using open sided marquees as classrooms (in case of bad weather) and to help us all get back to nature we’ll spend the nights camping. For more information on how we’re making Wildeye safer than ever please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Introduction to Wildlife Filmmaking
Our most popular course, running for over 20 years! Our introductory weekend continues to inspire, launch careers and has given thousands of students their first insight into the world of wildlife filmmaking. During our time together we take a look behind the scenes and in front of the camera to understand what the crew members do and how they all come together to craft amazing programmes. Working together and with specialist tutors you will get hands on with the latest cameras, try your hand at presenting, record natural sounds and gain valuable knowledge of all parts of the process of pre-production to distribution.
DSLR Filmmaking 2021 (basic)
DSLR, mirrorless and hybrid cameras have revolutionised video production. Their cinematic look, small size, quality and relatively affordable price have allowed more people to start producing amazing content. Whilst focussing on wildlife and conservation filmmaking this weekend is also ideal for those looking to produce travel and adventure films. We will introduce you to the many functions and settings and get you shooting in the manual mode, whilst explaining when and which automatic functions you can rely on to get you out of a jam. You’ll get hands-on with camera gimbals, sliders and a range of lenses including specialist macro probes and microscope attachments. We’ll also take a look at editing solutions both computer and iPad based!
Camera Course 2021 (basic)
Maybe the most fun you’ll ever have over a weekend in Norfolk! Our camera course is absolutely jam-packed with technology. We bring along the latest full-frame 4K professional video cameras, infrared, thermal, high speed, camera traps, timelapse cameras and lots more. We start off gently and explain all the settings and functions of professional video cameras before gradually taking it to the next level with a selection of more advanced technology that you’ve seen used in wildlife films. We’ll share tips and tricks, you’ll get to test out some of the latest filmmaking tech and you’ll fall asleep under a Norfolk sky to learn even more the next day. Our camera course will leave you confident to go away and understand all of the manual functions of your camera. You’ll understand sequences, shot sizes, camera moves, lens filters and much more. This weekend is the start of your wildlife and adventure filmmaking career.
Go wild with your camera / phone
The best camera is the one you have with you! This extremely affordable one day course caters for small groups and is ideally suited for those who just want to understand how to better capture pictures and video from their devices. We’ll meet up outside in beautiful Norfolk where we’ll share the easy techniques that professionals use to help you capture better images. We’ll explain storylines and demonstrate how to make beautiful videos that you’ll want to share with friends and family online.
We’ll make course pricing and dates available just as soon as we know that we are able to safely run again, in the meantime to express interest please send us an email [email protected] make sure you let us know in the email which course you are interested in.