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Some of the earliest ‘science’ films

The roots of science filmmaking are revealed in this short video from New Scientist. There are some ingenious techniques described here, including a neat intervalometer (for doing timelapse) based on several tin cans and some water. Check it out:

FHL workshop registration now open (and cool video)

Hey folks,

the registration materials for the ScienceFilm Workshop at Friday Harbor are now posted on the ScienceFilm website. Hope to see you there!

Also, a cool TED Talk about the use of video as a teaching tool (forwarded by Brandon Harvey). is online!

Check out, a new web magazine and online community dedicated to visual communication about science and the environment! 

Click here for more info


Workshop Announcement: Friday Harbor Labs, Washington State

We are pleased to announce a 2011 ScienceFilm workshop at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs, in Washington State. The workshop will run April 24-May 1, 2011. Registration fees will be announced in the next week. We ran a very successful workshop at FHL last year, the facilities were perfectly suited to our needs, so we are happy to be returning.

For more information about the FHL ScienceFilm workshop, please contact Jeff Morales:

For more information about Friday Harbor Labs, visit:

Hope to see you there!

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:

Welcome to the ScienceFilm Blog

Hello past and future ScienceFilm participants!

We are pleased to launch our new website and blog. Check back here frequently to get updates on ScienceFilm activities, workshops, links, contests, tech news and more!

Colin & Jeff

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