Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing Conference with Bristol Festival of Nature on 13 June 2017

Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing Conference with Bristol Festival of Nature on 13 June 2017

On Tuesday 13 June 2017 at the Watershed in Bristol, I was a speaker in a panel at a one-day conference organised by Bath Spa University with The Bristol Festival of Nature.
I spoke about Camp Avalon, Race Equality in Nature Conference, Black2Nature and encouraging Black Asian Minority Ethnic people out into nature and engaging.

Afterwards, we answered questions as a panel which was the first time I had done that formally, which I really enjoyed.

This is their blog post about the event http://bit.ly/2sZbuvf

It was really amazing to get so much positive feedback and someone approached my mum a couple of days later at an event to hear that my talk was spot on and in their opinion the best of the day!

Young birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Watershed
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Film-making Workshop using the outdoors

Film-making Workshop using the outdoors

Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig’s Camp Avalon 2015
Birdigirl Mya-Rose Craig filming for BBC4

I have organised with Black2Nature, in partnership with BBC Natural History Unit, Icon Films and young filmmaker Paul Collins an exciting film-making workshop with a focus on group work and outdoor filming. It is aimed at young people aged 11 years – 19 years with priority to those living in areas of deprivation or of a minority ethnic background. The event takes part at Eastville Park in inner-city Bristol on 21st June 2017, from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

BirdigirlMya-Rose Craig filming for BBC4

We will cover:

(1) Discussion: What makes a good story?

(2) Discussion: What is the story? – Subject, Setting, Behaviour

(3) In Groups: What is the story? – choose a subject; a story with a beginning/middle/end; interesting behaviour.

(4) Discussion: Storyboarding – i.e. how to tell the story visually… Basics of composition; shot sizes (close-up v wide) and what these mean for the story.

(5) In Groups: Storyboarding – drawing a sequence; understanding what shots they need to get to tell the story; thinking about story structure. Once each group has a storyboard, given instruction on how to use the camcorders and filming in groups.

Review of filming and instructions for home editing task.

All participants will receive a certificate for the workshop. It is hoped that the workshop will help young people from less affluent backgrounds to get started on a career in nature film-making as well as sparking and interest in the outdoors. Bristol makes 80% of the world’s nature and wildlife films.

BirdigirlMya-Rose Craig filming for BBC4

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