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Wellington Girls' College/NIWA Hotshots

Phil Kendon, a science teacher and 2005 New Zealand Science, Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellow, invited a group of Wellington Girls' College students to come and learn more about the work of scientists at NIWA where his fellowship was based.

Over 3 days, the students were introduced to the video medium through a Hotshots workshop. The students learnt how to use a camera and how to interview professionals and the importance of research and planning prior to filming.

The students then went into production on location at NIWA in Evans Bay, Wellington. The students filmed interviews with scientists talking about their careers and filmed the scientists working with specialist equipment used to measure greenhouse gases such as the gas chromatograph. The shoot culminated in filming at the NIWA Atmospheric Research Station at Baring Head on the isolated Wellington coast.

Hotshot clips


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