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SCOM412 The Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking 2

This 'hands-on' paper focuses on the effective editing of footage largely shot by the candidate in their SCOM 411 paper.

Paper title The Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking 2
Paper code SCOM412
Subject Science Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,333.93
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,793.66

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SCOM 411
Limited to
PGCertSciComm, PGDipSciComm, MSciComm, MAppSc
May be taken only by students enrolled for Science and Natural History Filmmaking endorsement.

Teaching staff

Jeff Avery
Neil Harraway
Steve Ting

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.
Course outline
The course outline will be supplied at the beginning of the semester.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Environmental literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will develop knowledge and skills in:
  • Editing
  • Colour grading
  • Sound
  • DVD authoring
  • Key framing
  • Basic animation

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Film Screening

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Friday 09:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41