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SCOM412 The Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking 2

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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 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
Paper code SCOM412
Subject Science Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,348.60
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,967.53

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

gianna.savoie@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Jeff Avery
Dr Gianna Savoie
Steve Ting

Paper Structure
Most sessions will begin with a seminar relating to editing theory followed by a practical session.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Environmental literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will develop knowledge and skills in

  • Editing
  • Colour grading
  • Sound
  • DVD authoring
  • Key framing
  • Basic animation

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Film Screening

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

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
Paper code SCOM412
Subject Science Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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

gianna.savoie@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Jeff Avery
Dr Gianna Savoie
Steve Ting

Paper Structure
Most sessions will begin with a seminar relating to editing theory followed by a practical session.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Environmental literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will develop knowledge and skills in

  • Editing
  • Colour grading
  • Sound
  • DVD authoring
  • Key framing
  • Basic animation

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Film Screening

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41