Panasonic’s legacy of use in natural history cinematography continues as the UK Wildlife Film School adopts the AG-DVX200 to train the next generation of talent.
The school teaches students who have a keen interest in natural history production and prepares them to meet the challenges of shooting out on location by way of practical, hands-on film courses. After various requests from students, the UK Wildlife Film School has adopted 4K technology.
Filming out on location, the students have to live entirely self-sufficiently, carrying their equipment by hand. Thanks to its excellent mobility, low weight and integrated zoom lens the DVX200 has fast become the preferred camera amongst students on the course. “The DVX200 really comes into its element because of its very light weight, when you carry it and put it in a rucksack you don’t really know it’s there,” explains Managing Director of the school, Ric Swift.
Having spent the past nine years running courses across the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, the School’s tenth year of operation in 2017 sees the 12 day film courses move to Arusha, Tanzania.
The only film school in the world that offers an 8 week Diploma course, students have the opportunity to create a professionally finished film by the end of the course.
“Weight and compactness are important but the students were impressed with the image quality of the DVX200. The image must come first, but the fact that the camera is extremely lightweight is also a real bonus,” added Ric.
The camera features a V-Log L function, similar to that found on the VariCam series, which gives flexibility in post-production. In addition, a variable frame rate option gives Full HD from 2 to 120fps to capture wildlife in a wide variety of creative ways.