With three weeks left in our North Devon AONB Wild Shorts film making competition it's not too late to get outside and shoot your competition entry.
We've spotted these young film makers, out and about with their families at Saunton, collecting footage for their Wild Shorts films. Some great team work here and a good demonstration that you don't need fancy equipment or previous experience to have a go.
The competition is not just for amateurs and families though - there are prize categories for adults too.
If you are still looking for inspiration then visit the AONB's Explore the Coast website. This week's recommendation is the AONB guide Making a Splash. This digital guide provides a great source for research into the landscape, habitats and species in the AONB's aquatic environments. Why not explore a stream, turn some rocks and see what lies beneath? Or show where fresh water meets the sea and tell us what types of plants and animals live in each habitat.
Closing date is 30 November 2016. All shortlisted entries will be shown on the North Devon Moving Image website and their makers will be invited to our celebratory Awards ceremony & prize giving in January 2017 where you will find out if you are a winner!
With 43 days left to enter our Wild Shorts film making competition, now is the perfect time to get out and about in North Devon's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and capture our stunning natural environment and wildlife on video. Take a look at the ideas below for making your own outdoors autumn film:
Class 4 and Mr Kent welcomed us to St Helen's CofE Primary School in Abbotsham for a predator and prey themed film making workshop.
The young film makers researched, planned, wrote scripts, produced predator and prey puppets, performed, recorded, edited and reviewed their short film all in a day! We used an iPad, Veescope Live greenscreen app and iMovie to produce their short film: Wild Shorts - Predators. Click on the Youtube clip below to view.
This workshop was part of North Devon Moving Image's Wild Shorts project. To find out more visit the Wild Shorts film competition page on this website.
If you're thinking of entering our Wild Shorts film making competition but need some inspiration (and some wildlife film making tips) take a look at our friend Tom's short wildlife film Below September Swallows which he made at Braunton marshes. Tom Williams is a local vet with a passion for wildlife and his short films are fabulous! You can watch Below September Swallows and his 'Making Of' film in the clips below and for more of Tom's films visit his YouTube channel by clicking here https://www.youtube.com/user/NorthDvnNature/videos
Tom is going to be our special guest at our Wild Shorts family film making workshop on Sunday 31 July 2016. For more details of this and all you need to know about the Wild Shorts competition please click here.
We are delighted to announce that North Devon Coast AONB and Fullabrook CIC are supporting North Devon Moving Image with funding to help run a wildlife and environmental short film competition.
We are working on sourcing some fabulous prizes from local businesses and fans of the AONB and will update the website with all the entry details on 1 June 26 when the competition opens.
What we can tell you is that the competition will be open to all ages and there will be a prize for each age category.
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