When:
26th March 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
2017-03-26T13:30:00+01:00
2017-03-26T15:00:00+01:00
Where:
Gracefield Arts Centre
28 Edinburgh Rd
Dumfries
DG1 1JQ
Cost:
Free

Amy and Fergus are two young people who are currently making a career in the world of wild life film making. Amy is a film researcher at True to Nature whilst Fergus has previously won international awards for his photography. Both have worked on on the critically acclaimed BBC series Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart and Hotel Armadillo; an upcoming episode of Natural World featuring giant armadillos in the Brazilian Pantanal. Amy and Fergus are keen to pass on their hints and tips to other young people who wish to break into the wild life film industry.

Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson is a wildlife film researcher, currently working on development projects at True To Nature and previously working at Maramedia and KEO Films on the BBC productions Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart, Shetland – Scotland’s Viking Frontier and Hotel Armadillo. Recently, she also undertook a personal project, producing a series of short films for RSPB Scotland. Amy graduated with a BSc Zoology from the University of St Andrews in 2014 and, as a student, worked as a scientific field assistant in the UK, Mongolia and Australia.

Fergus Gill

Fergus is an avid wildlife photographer, filmmaker and zoology graduate from the University of Glasgow. He’s won a number of national and international awards for his photography, including the Young Wildlife Photographer of the year in 2009 and 2010. More recently he has started pursuing a career in wildlife filmmaking, working for Maramedia on the critically acclaimed BBC series Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart and Hotel Armadillo; an upcoming episode of Natural World featuring giant armadillos in the Brazilian Pantanal. This winter he’s been working on an ongoing production at the Highland Wildlife Park for STV.