David McGowan, Ravenswood Media, and Greg Bakunzi, Red Rocks Initiative, have teamed up to provide wildlife filmmaking skills to the next generation of Rwandan conservationists.
8 highly motivated and sharp Rwandans showed up to learn basic filmmaking skills. They were able to produce their first film, One Health Rwanda, by the end of the class. They are the future of conservation.
Our goal is to provide basic filmmaking skills to rangers, trackers, and guides. They are the ones who are closest to wildlife and understand the challenges for its future. Their voices need to be heard to produce effective solutions for wildlife worldwide.
Dave returns to Red Rocks to continue the wildlife filmmaking course in September. People interested in learning how to make wildlife films are encouraged to contact email@example.com
Last year's filmmakers are urged to continue building their filmmaking skills this September. Let's ramp-up what we accomplished last year with new projects that challenge our skill set.
Consider donating your previous camera, lenses, tripod, etc to the Rwanda wildlife filmmaking class. Rather than taking up space in your closet, let your used equipment be of use capturing the incredible biodiversity of East Africa!
The campaign is still alive and the students are working on their next film. Go to IndieGoGo and donate.
They used their new skills to produce a film that not only highlights Rwanda's stunning wildlife but also addresses the critical issue of planetary health.
Rwandan birder, Joseph Lioneau, describes the incredible birding opportunities in Rwanda.
Let us know if the filmmaking course can fulfill your institution's goals.
NR 14 Nyakinama road, Rwanda