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My Video scholarship 2010 entry

WORLDWIDE | Sunday, 1 August 2010 | Views [621] | 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.


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.


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.


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...


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



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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