Diploma in Wildlife Documentary Film-Making
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We have added these certificates to this page as a way of demonstrating to you the validity of this course.
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• The Module Number
• The Module Title
• The organisation delivering the course
• The credits given for each module
• The SCQF level of each module
• The Diploma has been accredited by the Centre for Credit Rating at Napier University, who monitor that the Diploma falls within the correct teaching guidelines of the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF), offers the correct level of teaching for the points awarded for each module and runs the Diploma course to an agreed timetable / schedule / format.
• This Diploma is listed on the SCQF website, which is a website that stores and displays all the details of organisations that deliver Diploma courses under the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework
Should you require any further information relating to demonstrating the validity of this Diploma course, please contact either the UK Wildlife Film School, The SCQF, The SCQF website or The Centre for Credit Rating at Napier University.
Module 1 - Research of and preparation of wildlife programming
Module 2 - Foundation in fundamental production skills
Module 3 - Foundation skills in audio recording in the field
Module 4 - Foundation skills in post-production & editing
Module 5 - Application of foundation skills in documentary production on location
Module 6 - Evaluation of overall standard of a wildlife documentary
• To demonstrate and teach all the necessary fundamental basics of wildlife film production through the use of continuous, hands-on workshops and practical experience working/operating out on location. (Camera operation, Audio recording, post-production editing)
• To demonstrate and teach how to successfully work from a basecamp on location, so as not to pollute or disturb the environment that a television production crew is working in.
• To demonstrate how to work in the environment actively filming wildlife, without adversely disturbing the wildlife within that area.
• To produce a â€˜Broadcast Standard Wildlife Documentaryâ€™ whilst out on location, during the 8 week practical section of this 16 week film course.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes:
• Demonstrate the ability to critically research and prepare for a wildlife filming assignment, taking into consideration production, logistics, ethical and budgetary requirements
• Demonstrate core abilities in reference to the fundamental production skills used during wildlife film making
• Exhibit the ability to film video footage in the field to a professional standard
• Exhibit the ability to record audio in the field to a professional standard
• Understand and implement a range of professional standards of skills required in post-production & editing
• Apply a professional level of skills required to produce a broadcast standard wildlife documentary on location
• Evaluate the standard of the documentary produced, against the recognised â€˜Broadcast Standardsâ€™ of Wildlife Filmmaking
Knowledge and Understanding:
By the end of this course the student will have a –
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the defining features of various production values, within different styles of production
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the operation of television equipment for different styles of production
• Critical knowledge and understanding of the operation of television and video camera equipment in the field
• Critical knowledge and understanding of different types of audio recording in the field
• Critical Knowledge and understanding of editing video and audio on location
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of professional techniques required to produce a broadcast standard wildlife documentary.
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of data and what it represents and how to record it
Skills and Other Attributes:
By the end of this course the student will have –
• Developed an advanced level of subject specific research skills into key concepts and issues within wildlife documentary production
• Gained the ability to correctly operate television equipment for different styles of production
• Learnt to undergo all stages of audio recording to a professional standard, to accompany a fully finished wildlife documentary
• Gained the ability to use different types of editing equipment and editing software systems to produce a fully finished wildlife documentary with narrative
• Gained the ability to use and professionally manage different types television camera, audio recording and editing equipment to produce a fully finished, broadcast standard, wildlife documentary
• Learnt to collect, record and analyse various pieces of data into categories that will display a final â€˜visual standardâ€™ of the value of the documentary produced
This programme is managed, delivered and awarded by The UK Wildlife Film School and leads to an award on the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework. It has been credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University, but is not an Edinburgh Napier University course / award..
The ´SCQF´ Logo is used with permission from Pauline Sutton, Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.
The ´EQF´ Logo is used with permission from Pauline Sutton, Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.