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The Adventure Filming Seminars, where you can gain essential advice and guidance to help film your next adventure!

Filming has become a huge part of the documentation of adventures, whether that be for your own personal travels, a charity challenge to raise awareness or even a major sponsored expedition. Join our panel of experts who will share invaluable tips and advice for budding adventure travel documentary makers including technique, equipment, editing, storytelling and how to market your own films.

We will be running 2 Filming Seminars throughout the weekend that will have different content and experts on each day.

Please note, seminars are limited to 18 people per session so it is advisable to book in advance.

Saturday’s Expert:

Saturday 23rd: 12:30-14:30

Justine Curgenven

Justine Curgenven is an award winning adventure filmmaker who specialises in telling a story with small, inexpensive cameras. She’s won over 2 dozen awards including at Banff & Kendal Mountain Film Festivals.

Justine started making films 15 years ago as a way of affording to go on human-powered adventures. She’s summited Aconcagua, she rock climbs, skis and bikes and she specializes in sea kayaking adventures. She was part of the first team to kayak 2,500km along the Aleutian chain & Alaskan peninsula and has kayaked around Tasmania, Ireland, New Zealand’s South island, Haida Gwaii & Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia.

She will show how to get the best possible results from your existing camera set up, sharing tips and tricks to create a film that will impress rather than bore your friends, covering how to tell a story, record decent sound and sourcing music.

Justine has successfully made a living from selling her films as DVDs and downloads. She’ll share tips on marketing, social media and how to get your film seen.

Sunday’s Expert:

Sunday 24th: 12:30-14:30

Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish adventurer, film-maker and writer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and specialises in long distance, human-powered expeditions. In Winter 2011-2012 Leon spent 6 months walking 3,000 miles across China, filming a 4-part National Geographic TV show along the way. Previous to this, he rode a bicycle 14,000 miles from New York to Hong Kong; this trip too was documented in a television show which aired in over 60 countries worldwide.

At the end of 2012 Leon trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter desert in Oman, following in the footsteps of the late British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger. A feature length film of that trip, entitled ‘Into The Empty Quarter’ has been touring the world as part of the festival circuit during 2014.

Leon has recently come back from Iran, where he followed the country’s longest river from source to sea using an inflatable kayak. A film of that trip is expected in early 2015. His first book – The Road Headed West- was publisher in summer 2014 and is an Amazon Top 10 best seller.

This seminar will cover the fundamentals of making adventure films of all types and lengths. We’ll tailor the discussion to the participants, and cover the following elements:




How to use a camera




Analysis of a short adventure film


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