Core Module Information
Module title: Ecology & Film

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD08125
Module leader: C. Paul Sellors
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Through a series of practice-based briefs, critical reading, and discussions, in this module you will learn to create a coherent piece of time-based work that puts forward a current theme in ecology, environmentalism, or animal studies. Additionally, you will develop an awareness of sustainable or ‘green? film practices. Upon completion of this module you will have produced several practical works that can be documentary, life-action, or a hybrid combination of film forms. In the first weeks Acoustic Ecology will be examined in lectures, as well as production and post-production workshops through reading relevant literature, listening and viewing key artistic works in this field, which culminates in the creation of an acoustic work intended for radio, online distribution, or another form of dissemination. Key concepts that will be explored here are anthropocentrism and anthropomorphism.The second series of sessions explore ‘perception? both conceptually (examination of sensory perception of various organisms, human perception, and spectatorship) and in practical terms by learning about cinematography techniques used in ecocinema. Key topics that will be explored here are empathy and subjectivity. This block is completed with a time-based work whereby cinematography is carefully considered.These learning experiences will contribute to the production of a final piece of audiovisual work - a short film - that expresses an issue relating to environmentalism, wildlife, ecology, climate, or nature more broadly.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to


Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: C. Paul Sellors
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 18
Face To Face Seminar 9
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 30 1 4 HOURS= 0.03
Project - Practical 30 1 9 HOURS= 0.02
Project - Practical 40 1 13 HOURS= 0.04
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Ecology & Film - MN200522_006