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ScienceFilm in the News!

We here at ScienceFilm have been chatting with the press, and there are two new articles that feature us:

Jeff was interviewed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Education and Communication for an article entitled: Video as a tool for scientists to go beyond jargon

Colin was interviewed for an article in the magazine ‘the Scientist’ called “Showcase Your Science: Tips for creating a science video or website”


60-Second Science film competition

Here is a cool competition for all you science filmmakers out there!

This Citizen Science Education project invites citizens and students world-wide to create and upload a 60 second video which explains a science concept or phenomena. Entry is free, with cash prizes being awarded by a prestigious panel of International Scientists, film-makers and multimedia experts.

Register by Friday 16 September 2011 5pm (local timezone)
Upload Video(s) – by Friday 28 October 2011 5pm (local timezone)

Click here for more info

ScienceFilm alumni take 1st & 2nd place in Puerto Rico film festival

Four participants from the recent ScienceFilm workshop in Puerto Rico have taken top honors at a film festival in Puerto Rico:

“The First Environmental Short Film Festival of the Estuary Film Series was held at the Parque Jaime Benitez in Laguna del Condado on June 25, 2011. Seven short documentaries were presented and about 130 people attended the event”

“First Place was awarded to the documentary For the Love of Turtles by Nora Álvarez-Berríos and Ana Elisa Pérez-Quintero. This short film also won the Audience Prize for Best Documentary. ”

The documentary Garbage: Problem or Treasure? by Brenda Castro and Jomara Laboy won Second Place.


(text adapted from the University of Puerto Rico Environmental Sciences website)

Twitter now has native photo and video sharing

Twitter is such a strong way to get your word out there, and getting your word out there is what science filmmaking is all about! Share your video using Twitter:

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Awesome daily GoPro giveaway

It is no secret that we are big fans of GoPro cameras. They are super versatile and output great quality footage. I watched an interview with the founder/CEO of GoPro, and learned that they do a daily giveaway of ‘everything that they make’. Every day! Click here to enter

ScienceFilm is on Twitter

You can now follow us on Twitter: @ScienceFilm

48GoGreen EcoFilm Competition

A film competition that may be of interest to you. For more information, click here

submitted by 2010 ScienceFilm participant Eric Simms.

Creative research about your improvising brain

In the process of discussing creativity with scientists (and trying to encourage scientists to engage with their own creativity), many questions arise about the origins, the process, and the nature of creativity. In this emerging field of research, there are more questions than answers!

I am always looking for new insights about the creative process, so I found this TED talk to be very interesting. Creative research about a creative topic.

Check out Charles Limb: Your brain on improv:

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