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This paper builds on the skills and techniques learned in SCOM 411 Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking Part 1, with an emphasis on storycraft from concept through post-production. The paper culminates in the production of a professionally executed 10-minute film which explores a science and/or natural history subject of the student's choice. By the end of the semester, students will find themselves well-positioned for a successful career in the industry.
|Paper title||The Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking 2|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,371.61|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- SCOM 411
- Limited to
- PGCertSciComm, PGDipSciComm, MSciComm, MAppSc
- May be taken only by students enrolled for Science and Natural History Filmmaking endorsement.
- More information link
- View more information on the Centre for Science Communication's website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Most sessions will begin with a seminar relating to editing theory followed by a practical session.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Hardware requirements: Students are required to provide 2x external drives to digitally store their creative projects during the semester
- 1TB SSD (USB-C)
- 1TB HD (USB 3.1)
If you have any enquires about purchasing the appropriate drives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Environmental literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will develop knowledge and skills in
- Colour grading
- DVD authoring
- Key framing
- Basic animation