Exploration and Nature Filmmaking: A Seminar with Victoria Stanley Tsui
Saturday 15th December, 5pm-7pm
Discussing her career after moving from Hong Kong to the UK, Victoria will talk about what it means to be a self-taught filmmaker who plans, creates and edits her own projects. Tsui will show you how to work on fantastic locations with minimal kit, on a budget.
Victoria will cover how she works and creates her content alongside:
- Locations and setting
- Locating subjects in wildlife videography and photography
- Composing shots
- From story boards to screen (planning)
- Working with minimal, inexpensive gear and what she wouldn’t travel without
- Catering to a digital audience versus traditional filmmaking
- How to progress and build a career in the filmmaking industry
Alongside this, she will also be talking about several of her projects, including Journecology, a project she co-founded which features aspects from responsible tour recommendations to environmental research and conservation. “Serere”, her first documentary which she wrote, co-produced and filmed will also be touched upon. This project explores the biodiversity of the Serere Reserve in the Madidi National Park, Bolivia. This was Shortlisted for the Sondrio International Film Festival, Green Earth Film Festival, Ekotopfilm Envirofilm Festival and the Japanese Wildlife Film Festival.
Victoria Stanley Tsui is a nature, wildlife and adventure content creator from Hong Kong, based in Bristol, UK.
Her work has taken her from the depths of the Amazon jungle to the expansive glaciers of Iceland where she has produced content for a variety of tourism operators, conservation organisations and scientific projects. As a freelancer in the digital age, Victoria’s work focuses on creating content that is readily accessible and engaging to online audiences. Her work has been featured by a variety of platforms and projects such as BBC Earth and Blue Planet II’s digital campaign Our Blue Planet as well as a variety of tourism boards from around the globe. She currently works for the academic magazine Research Features as a scientific writer and as a freelance creative.