Apply for Animal Planet's Unearthed: Film School Wild

Is your burning ambition to get up close and personal with the world’s most amazing animals? Do you dream of capturing nature’s raw beauty on film? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, then Animal Planet is about to offer you the chance of a lifetime.

In this unique television project, Animal Planet continues to uncover the wildlife filmmakers of the future. The eight-part reality series UNEARTHED: FILM SCHOOL WILD will follow four contestants on an intensive training course as they learn the essential skills and realities of creating a natural history documentary.

In previous years, Unearthed students have learnt how to film great white sharks underwater, film undercover using covert techniques and aerial filming from a helicopter during a game capture. Last year’s four chosen contestants, including a New Zealander Sebastien Van der Zwan, embarked on a demanding film making training course at the award-winning Shamwari Reserve in South Africa. Here they learnt the essential skills and realities of filming wildlife and creating a natural history documentary.

* Unearthed 2 is due to premiere in New Zealand in May 2008, more information coming soon.

Industry experts and renowned wildlife filmmakers Lyndal Davies and Andrew Barron will guide the contestants though their tasks on the course. The tutors will provide invaluable inside knowledge to help the students each shoot and edit their own short wildlife film.

The budding filmmakers and animal enthusiasts will carry out their challenges at the award-winning Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa in July 2008, competing to ultimately have their film chosen the winner.

An international panel of experts will judge the final documentaries at a gala dinner in South Africa, and the winner will have his or her film broadcast on Animal Planet in 160 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

The network will begin accepting applications for contestants to be featured on the third series from 14 April 2008. To learn more about the application process and eligibility, please visit www.animalplanet.co.uk/unearthed. The closing date for receipt of applications is 19 May 2008.

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  • sahand sabet

    hello

    just wondering who to send the application for i just filled in animal school wild it dosent say which email adress to send it too.

    tanks for help

  • Rachelle Maki

    i am interested in becoming a filmaker for wild animals. Animals are my passion and i was just wondering how i should get started, what i should major in and what are the best schools to go to for this. Thank you

  • Justin Freeman

    I”m interested in filming big cats. I”m born and raised in vegas and not sure if our schools out here teach how to get into the profession. I”m just wondering what types of classes I should take to get started and make my way into the wildlife profession. Thanks.

  • Justin Freeman

    I”m interested in filming big cats. I”m born and raised in vegas and not sure if our schools out here teach how to get into the profession. I”m just wondering what types of classes I should take to get started and make my way into the wildlife profession. Thanks.

  • Aidan

    Hello

    I am interested in becoming a filmaker for wild animals. I was just wondering how i should get started, what type of classes I should take, what i should major in and what are the best schools to go to for this.

    Regards

    Aidan

  • Jake Fox

    hey my names jake im 17 years old turning 18 in february and im wondering if someone can tell me what i must do to live my dream. i love animals,and would love to go over to africa and film them and study and breathe with them.My main goal is to film my favourite animal the LEOPARD,because not much people have actually filmed alot of the leopard,which is pretty sad because i believe there is alot more that we can learn from them, and are for me the most interesting and beautiful.Im not going anywhere fast in life and i would just like a little motivation and information into what i must do to film the leopard in its natural habitat. thankyou. Jake Fox. new zealand.

  • GOPI

    hi,
    my name is gopi,i am 17 i will turn 18 on 4-7-09.i love filming.i like mostly crocodiles.i like to learn about them .mostly i like to film about animals especially cats,reptiles and many more.i don’t know where to start.so can any one help me and tell me where to start.gopi.India

  • Ton-ton

    hello.can someone tell me how to join unearthed?thanks….

  • anand

    hi Jake
    your interest is same as me. i too feel the same for the leopards. this April i traveled a lot for them in the forests of India. to tell u i have an excellent script based on the leopards and i wanna shape it into a doc. i u r really interested in filming them, i think u must contact me.
    email – anand_wild@rediffmail.com
    anand_kavyafurious@yahoo.co.in