SCOM 412: The Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking IIOverview
This is a seminar-based paper that deals with the technical bits you need to know to make a documentary, like how to use a camera and what to do with the stuff it records.
This paper is a follow-on from Part I and is intended to provide more advanced techniques for the production of a documentary.
The unique involvement of NHNZ
in this course means that the techniques of filmmaking are taught by award-winning professionals currently working in natural history filmmaking.
Provide advanced knowledge and training in the practical skills needed to make a science or natural history documentary
Examples of components of this paper
- Advanced filmmaking techniques and use of cameras
- Specialist equipment for filmmaking
- Music and filmmaking
Examples of practical exercises associated with this paper may include:
- Produce a 5-minute video on Wild Dunedin for screening by the local television broadcaster, Channel 9.
- Advanced editing in areas such as color correction and sound
- Work with students from the Music Department to set sequences to original music
Available ONLY to students enrolled in the MSciComm in Science and Natural History Filmmaking.