Itinerary

Attending

Dates

Itinerary

Base Camp

Clothing

Food

A breakdown of the activities undertaken on the courses.


Topics Taught

Filmmaking

  • Initial program/script idea brainstorm
  • Script writing
  • Production ethics
  • Presenter led programming
  • Presenter´s scripting
  • Basic to advanced camera operation
  • Filming on location
  • Sound recording on location
  • 4K workflow
  • Editing on location
  • Sound mixing and colour grading
  • Delivery of final film

Field-craft

  • Locating/tracking animals
  • Map and compass work
  • Navigation overland without a map
  • Route planning
  • Camp placement and orientation
  • Base camp management
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Water management and sanitation
  • Emergency procedures and actions

Timetable

Approximate overview for a 3 week or 19 day course

  • Day 1 - Collection from Kilimanjaro international airport; buying of food supplies; traveling to base-camp (by vehicle and foot); building base camp
  • Day 2 - Introduction to the camera and its operation
  • Day 3 - Introduction to the sound recording equipment and its operation
  • Day 4 - Script writing ideas/brainstorming; production ethics/formats
  • Day 4 to 14 - Typical day routeen (See opposite)
  • Day 14 - Editing and recording of a final voiceover after any adjustments
  • Day 15 - Editing and filming additional footage if required
  • Day 16 - Editing and recording of a basic voiceover
  • Day 17 - Editing and final film prettification
  • Day 18 - Editing; digitising and delivering final film
  • Day 19 - Packing base camp; traveling out of base-camp (by foot and vehicle) Return to Kilimanjaro international airport

Typical daily routine (Day 5-14)

  • Dawn - filming (optional)
  • Morning - breakfast; pack equipment for the day; travel to filming location
  • Daytime - filming (this may be up to or exceeding 8 hours); lunch out on location
  • Evening - make and eat dinner; charge batteries;; digitize footage filmed during the day; transfer footage into editing system; watch rushes in reference to filming requirement; rough layout edit; plan next day
  • Dusk - filming (optional)