Workshop: Make a science film with your iPhone

11 August 2012
11:00 amto2:30 pm

Want to learn how to make a short science film?

Got an iPhone (or iPod Touch)?

Then this workshop is for you!

The Australian Museum, Australian Science Communicators and the Apple Store, Sydney, are offering up to 16 lucky people the chance to get some guidance on science filmmaking. This workshop is open to anyone aged eight and up. It is part of the Australian Museum Science Festival, and booking for the workshop gives you access to the other Festival activities.

When:
Saturday 11 August, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm

Where:
At the Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, then at the Apple Store, 367 George Street, Sydney.

What:
First up, science filmmaker Daniel Keogh will talk about how to make science films and show examples of his work. Then you’ll be let loose in the Australian Museum to get footage on your iPhone (or iPod Touch). After that, you’ll head over to the Apple Store (as a group): here staff will help you download the footage and help you edit it in iMovie. And at the end you’ll have a finished 5-minute science film to take away.

How to book a place:
First, book online for Festival events at http://australianmuseum.net.au/event/Australian-Museum-Science-Festival. Then, turn up early to claim a place in the workshop. There are eight (8) computers for editing: two people can share a computer if they wish.

Cost (includes Museum entry and other activities during the day):
$22.19 adults, $16.89 students, $11.59 for children aged 5-15.

What to bring:
• Your iPhone or iPod Touch
• A flash drive (to take your film home)
By the time you come to the Apple Store, you should have about 30 min. of raw footage on your phone that you’ll edit into a movie. You can bring footage you’ve shot before the day of the workshop, or you can shoot it all at the Museum.

The competition:
Leave a copy of your film with us and judges from the Australian Science Communicators will pick the best. If it’s yours, you’ll win a Looxcie Bluetooth headset — a head-mounted camera that connects with your smartphone.

Enquiries:
Australian Museum Science Communication unit: 02 9320 6389.

Daniel Keogh

Daniel Keogh is a science presenter and film-maker. His work has appeared on ABC TV’s Hungry Beast and Catalyst, Radio National’s Science Show, Health Report and Download This Show and online as part of National Science Week. He specialises in taking science research out of the library and into the real world through self-experimentation, animation and creative storytelling.