The Ultimate Adventure Travel - Nature Film Making Seminars With National Geographic


Have you ever wanted to be a nature filmmaker? Now you can. Elevate Destinations, a boutique travel services company specializing in high-quality, environmentally responsible travel and philanthropy, offers the chance to learn from the pros and make your own nature film in Kenya and Panama.

With hands on instruction by National Geographic filmmakers and professional scientists and unparalleled access to innovative conservation and community efforts, you will learn the techniques necessary to film wildlife behaviors, beautiful scenery and local residents and create a film to share with your friends, family, and the world. No experience necessary!

Trip Details:

Filmmaking retreat in the heart of the Panamánian rainforest

Dates: May 22-31, 2010

Cost: $5500
Conservation Partner: Earth Train

Panamá is home to some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, providing a spectacular natural classroom in which to learn the foundations of documentary filmmaking and tropical biology. Travel to the 10,000-acre Mamoni Valley Preserve and try your hand at filming the culture and biodiversity of Panamá with guidance by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Jeff Morales (National Geographic Film & Television) and Dr. Colin Bates (Adjunct Professor of Botany at the University of British Columbia & Science Videographer). These seasoned professionals will share their experiences and guide you through the process of story-telling through video by fostering basic skills to create compelling visual tales making your own nature film. Daily safaris in tropical rainforest will allow unparalleled access to wildlife, where you will learn how to capture animal behaviors, document research and conservation projects, and delve into the culture of the indigenous Kuna. Instructional sessions will give you the skills to put together a professional-quality film to share with your friends, family, and the world.

 

Filmmaking Retreat in the Heart of the African Savannah

Cost: $9500

Dates: August 21 - 30, 2010

Conservation partner: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Kenya is home to some of the most charismatic wildlife in the world, providing a spectacular natural classroom in which to learn the foundations of documentary filmmaking. Travel to the Lewa Conservancy and try your hand at filming the culture and biodiversity of Kenya with guidance by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Jeff Morales (National Geographic Film & Television) and Dr. Colin Bates (Adjunct Professor of Botany at the University of British Columbia & Science Videographer). These seasoned professionals will share their experiences and guide you through the process of making your own nature film. Daily safaris into the surrounding African savannah will allow unparalleled access to wildlife, where you will learn how to capture animal behaviors and beautiful scenery on video. Instructional sessions will give you the skills to put together a professional-quality film to share with your friends, family, and the world.

For more information: 617-661-0203; www.elevatedestionations.com

 

Source: Elevate Destinations.

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".