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Thursday, April 20 • 17:30 - 19:30
Stop motion: Bring science & conservation to life through film

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Stop motion films can be a creative and budget-friendly way of putting across your science to an audience of all ages. Simplify and illustrate your message: this is one mode of communication where the charm is in the imperfections! 

I will be playing and discussing the creation of two award-winning stop motion animations and carrying out a demonstration, in which delegates can create their own characters using craft materials and perhaps even play out a scene on screen...

  • The Amazing Life Cycle of the European Eel (2015, ZSL, co-created with Chris Doble). Winner of "Best Short" at the SCINEMA International Film Festival. Screened at the Factual Animation Film Fuss, Ekofilm Festival and Llanberis Adventure & Mountain Film Festival.
  • A Tale of Two Urchins (2014, The New York Times, co-created with Robert Lamb and Jon Witman). Winner of "Best Scientific Message" at the Beneath the Waves film festival and screened at the Halifax Ocean Film Festival. 

Participants
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Sofia Castello y Tickell

DPhil Student, University of Oxford
As a first year PhD student at the University of Oxford, I am interested in how people understand, use and protect the marine environment. Through my work on organisms ranging from sea stars to eels, and on enforcement in Marine Protected Areas, I have been amazed by the ocean’s diversity, complexity and resilience. However, the topic of marine conservation tends to bring out sighs at dinner parties, as people commiserate over the deplorable state of the ocean... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 17:30 - 19:30
Lower Hall Barry Building, Ground Floor

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