18 November 2008

The Beagle Project needs a PR video - can you help?

We promised we'd be asking for your help, and here's our first request:

The Beagle Project needs a sharp, moving, great looking PR video to swell the hearts and burst the wallets of potential donors. We want tears running down cheeks and dropping on the cheque book, people.

We've already had some brilliant people like Anna Faherty donate their time and energy to helping the Project with sharp grassroots fundraising videos like the one shown below (and here).

Now we need one that captures the Project's essence: 'Bringing the adventure of science to life'.

We're imagining the bow of the Beagle crashing through the waves, gleeful science students swinging in the rigging, sodden biologists being hauled aboard clutching newly discovered species, poignant Darwin quotes, historical flashbacks....you know...just a simple little video....

Some inspiration! Here's an example of a Tall Ship Sail Training video, the picture quality could be better, but it's well shot and effective.

Another interesting, slicker example is this promo from The Natural History Museum.

Interested? Need more information or want a tidy overview of the Beagle Project to guide you on your creative film making journey? Email me at elke@thebeagleproject.com, and thank you to everyone who's made Youtube promos for the BP over the years, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

4 comments:

Michael D. Barton, FCD said...

I will forward this post to someone in the Science and Natural History Filmmaking MA Program here at Montana State - maybe some MA student would be interested in doing this as a project?

Elke Watts said...

Yes please! Thanks Michael. Feel free to copy/repost this. Cheers.

Michael D. Barton, FCD said...

He who is in charge of the MA program in science/natural history filmmaking has copied this to the listserve which goes out to all their students....

Elke Watts said...

Mr. Barton, you are a prince among men, thank you.