I’ve written, filmed and produced several very different videos. With a goal to produce natural history films, I take a real joy in these productions.
Recently, I won a New Columbo Plan scholarship which took me to Jaipur, India where I produced a short documentary film that considered the impacts of urbanisation and the remarkable ways that animals adapt to survive in a man-made world.
Because of this film, I was selected by the Griffith Film School as one of five filmmakers to compete in the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) Science Film Sprint.
In September 2017, I accepted a casual Videographer role with the University of Queensland and co-wrote, filmed and produced a series of 13 videos each about 15 mins in length. These videos were produced for the Humanities and Social Sciences school and now accompanies the Perspectives: Practices, Cultures and Creative Communication (HUMN1500) undergraduate course in the Bachelor of Arts program.
In total, 27 academics were interviewed producing near 30 hours of raw footage. This was broken down into 13 different videos to compliment each of the 13 topics throughout the course.
In 2018, I worked with Peter Greste and ABC 7.30 Report producer, Amy Donaldson on a three-part documentary series about the Great Barrier Reef.
My role on “The Reef” project was initially to provide a timeline of events from the inception of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 1975 to present, along with comprehensive research in the form of a “Fact File” that informed not only the documentary itself but the ABC online pieces that accompanied it.
I spent three days in ABC Ultimo Studios working alongside the producer, Amy Donaldson, the 7.30 team and Peter Greste as the episodes went to air. I worked not only on fact-checking but also scripting and in the editing suite.
I am incredibly proud to have worked on this series and congratulate Amy, Peter, and the 7.30 team.
Later that year, I won a New Columbo Plan scholarship which took me to Jaipur, India where I wrote, directed, edited and produced a short documentary film that considered the impacts of urbanisation and the remarkable ways that animals adapt to survive in a man-made world.
Because of this film, I was selected by the Griffith Film School as one of five filmmakers to compete in the 2018 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) Science Film Sprint.
Working without a team, my lovely scientist (Dr Leigh-Ellen Potter) and I created a film about Augmented and Virtual Reality from scratch in under 72 hours.
Centre for Marine Science at UQ
I started working with the Centre for Marine Science in late 2017. With my interest in a career as a science communicator, this was the first opportunity for me to combine my skills in Journalism and Science.
We launched their Facebook page in January 2018 and before the year was out, we had organically reached more than 1000 followers.
I have managed volunteers, hosted science communication workshops, interviewed over 60 academics and produced written, audio and visual material.
I am forever grateful to my dear friends at the Centre for Marine Science for this opportunity.
Selection of Undergraduate Assessment Items
Note: Protest against compulsory childhood vaccination (NJPN) and Udaan Foundation, Jaipur – Written & Produced by Katy Holland.