Canon – Nature film group

Group tutor: Maciej Thiem, Adam Suzin

The world we live in has been the same (or almost the same) for hundreds of millions of years. Only our knowledge has been extending, but also audiovisual tools thanks to which we can show the world in a way that is unavailable to the unaided eye. Technology such as the extremely sensitive Canon ME20F-SH camera allowing night shots without any lighting, as well as an extremely rich family of Canon EF lenses co-create the present language of the nature film.

Photo: Maciej Thiem

During the course, based on the aforementioned measures, a 5-minute nature document about nightlife of the forest will be produced. Activities conducted by last year’s tutors Maciek Thiem and Adam Suzin are planned for a small group. During the classes, the participants will go through the entire process of producing a nature film, from an introductory lecture on the development of a nature film, to screenwriting, screenwriting, equipment preparation, participation in tests, the shooting period, post-production.

Maciej Thiem, Adam Suzin. Photo: Alicia Devaux

Maciej Thiem – director and producer of documentary films. Founder of mad tree film service, specializing in high-speed photography and nature photography. Member of the Europen Documentary Network. He conducts classes on film production at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. A graduate of the Łodź Film School film production department.

Adam Suzin – Adam Suzin – DOP of short feature and documentary feature films. He studies at the Cinematography Department at the Film School in Łódź. Participant of the film project “World from Dawn to Dusk” where he made documentaries in Georgia, Azerbaijan and India. His films have been presented at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad. DOP for the full-length documentary debut entitled “Over the Limit”.