ARCTIC OPEN 2022 features a special event – ECOсinema. World of Wild Nature and its host Mikhail Rodionov.

Mikhail Rodionov is a film director, cinematographer, member of the Documentary and Television Guild. As a wildlife and nature cinematographer, Mikhail has made a wealth of films as author and co-author, that featured on international film festivals. Since 2008, when nature cinematography became Mikhail’s core line of work, he has been filming in many nature reserves, including Primorye, Kamchatka, Krasnodar Krai, Dagestan, Kalmykia, Karelia and many regions of the European part of Russia.

ECOсinema. World of Wild Nature offers a whole array of activities for school students, nature enthusiasts, ecologists, teachers and everyone who loves nature. Meet-the-artist session with Mikhail Rodionov, titled “How to touch a wild pelican and survive”, will take place in Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk. Mikhail will show his wildlife films and introduce the audience to his secrets of filming the wild. At another event – “Wildlife Cinema. Dialogue with Wildlife Cinematographer” workshop – Mikhail will be showing his students how to watch the animals and share the techniques in use by wildlife filmmakers. If one is to make a captivating story about wildlife, they need to take an in-depth look at the

environment surrounding their characters, not only learn about the species they are filming. Wildlife cinematographers make popular science films about wildlife, national parks, nature reserves, and people whose lives are inextricably linked with nature. Filming may take days, weeks, and even months, resulting in true-to-life footage of beautiful scenery, made with as little interference as possible. The session is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn more about nature from the authentic wildlife stories featuring national parks, nature reserves, and people who take care of this stunningly beautiful world.


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