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)
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)
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.