Hands on Science…the trailers

At the end of January this year I was lucky enough to be asked to film Hands On Science. Hands On Science is a week long camp for gifted high school students from around New Zealand that have a passion for science. They all meet in Dunedin and spend a whole week at Otago University investigating a topic in the area of science they chose. I was asked to make a 5min promo film and two trailers. Below are the two trailers and the 5min will be up soon! All I can say is these kids were amazing and made my life so much easier as a filmmaker. If you want more information go to http://www.otago.ac.nz/handsonscience/

One day on the farm

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One of my classmates is lucky to live in a small farmhouse. During one of my visits I stumbled into the garden near the chicken sheds. There was all these lovely overgrown fences and general farm stuff. This is the best shot

Vote for NIMZ!

Hey all, my lovely lady of mine is trying to win her dream photography assignment on a online voting website. Her assignment is as follows

A Global Transect

A global transect along a longitudinal line, documenting Earth’s diversity of flora and fauna, people and places, and everything in between and beyond!

The fascinating beauty of life on Planet Earth stems from the roots of biodiversity. As a biologist in training, this uniqueness of people, cultures, organisms, locations, and everything in between is absolutely fascinating to me! From global climate change issues and statistics regarding habitat and species loss increasing daily to new technologies invented and structures erected, our world is in constant change. Documentation and preservation is key to understanding change and the success of life as we know it to future generations.

Applying a scientific field sampling method, my dream assignment would be to create a transect line and collect data along it by way of photo-quadrats, but on a global scale! The transect line would be one of Earth’s longitudinal lines, and the quadrats would represent my locations of photo-documentation along the line.

Along a longitudinal line, diversity ranges with factors like the seasons, as they are opposite in the northern and southern hemispheres at any point in time, and with climates, in and among regions and geographical features. There will be species diversity of flora and fauna within these regions and locations along the longitudinal line, as well as diversity amongst human beings and their inventions and creations to happily live in these locations. I plan to view all these factors and more through the lens of a camera.

Sticking with the diversity theme, though my shooting will be primarily digital, photos will also be taken with 35mm and 120mm film cameras, to enhance the complete photographic experience.

Cheers for sharing my dream, and thanks for your vote!

So please sign up and vote for her asap!

got to http://www.nameyourdreamassignment.com/the-ideas/biomusicology/a-global-transect/