Eight Chapman students to shoot 3D doc on Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro (Photo/National Geographic)

The students enrolled in this year’s interterm Expedition Documentary course offered through Dodge College of Film and Media Arts are en route to what’s becoming familiar territory for the mountaineering community around Chapman – Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

Dodge College accepted eight students for this year’s film expedition, which requires students to be ready not just for the challenges of filmmaking in tough terrain but also for the physical challenges they face on such extreme locations. The interterm course led by Dodge College associate professor Jeff Swimmer and instructor Jurg Walther challenges students to chronicle their experience, as well as the people and landscapes encountered on their journeys.

Each of the eight students plans to shoot documentaries using state-of-the-art 3D cameras loaned to the program by Panasonic. In exchange for the equipment use, students will provide Panasonic with “beauty shots” of the famous African peak.

Last year’s group traveled to Machu Picchu. Plans are underway to take next year’s group to Antarctica.

Dawn Bonker

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