Nature Documentary

Learn the gamut of natural-world filmmaking techinques while exploring the flora and fauna of Maine

Preservation of the natural landscape and biodiversity of species, natural history, wildlife, and science filmmaking has received increased interest. In this workshop, students learn the basics of nature, natural history, wildlife and scientific storytelling while producing well documented shorts. Exploring the rich flora and fauna surrounding Rockport, Maine, as well as environmental complexities distinct to the region, students research, film and edit a three-minute video. Each team has one day to research, two days to film, and two days to write and edit their piece. On the final day, all pieces are screened and critiqued by the class. In the evenings, there are optional screenings of acclaimed nature, wildlife, and science films.

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