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My Video scholarship 2010 entry

WORLDWIDE | Sunday, 1 August 2010 | Views [602] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

My local encounter took place in rural China where I was researching local ecological knowledge held by farmers in two giant panda nature reserves. Growing up in a relatively wealthy country, this encounter defiantly gave me a new perspective of the world.

Inspiration:

I’m an environmental scientist/ecologist from Australia. China buys 70% of our iron ore to turn into steel. Our two countries are undeniably linked in environmental impact and economic growth. I wanted to do something different in my final year of study and was inspired by anyone who’s ever been told they couldn’t do something but did it anyway.

Planning:

It took about 10 months to plan the topic, logistics, funding etc. for the expedition to China. The documentary piece was kind of an obvious choice, I just had to put together a script, storyboard and sift through hours of shaky footage.

Challenges:

Funding (making a sales pitch to my boss), Language, The Chinese Government and Visa applications, balancing work/study, angry guard dogs in China, slow last minute youtube uploads...

Ambition:

To push the boundaries of documentary film technology/techniques. To be an explorer, artist, scientist. To teach people how to live a little more lightly on our planet. 

Tags: 2010 travel video scholarship

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woops. spell check would have worked a charm. it should have been 'definitely' not 'defiantly'. haha. still works tho I guess.

  julian_neurauter Aug 2, 2010 9:43 PM

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