A Record Thirteen SNHF Students Successfully Defended Their Thesis Work in AY 2011-12
The following MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking students successfully defended their thesis work in the 2011-12 academic year:
Thesis: "Biodynamics: A Case study for the Balance Between Authority and Accessibility in Science Documentary Films"
Miguel Alonso Mira
Film: "Salma: A Wingless Nomad"
Thesis: "The Romantic Use of Flamingoes in a Spanish Political Allegory"
Film: "Vitamin Conpira-C"
Thesis: "How Different Styles of Nature Film Alter Our Perception of Wildlife"
Film: "Who Needs Trees?!!"
Thesis: "Animated Roots of Wildlife Films: Animals, People, Animation and the Origin of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures"
Film: "Kaitiakitanga: Three Endeavors in Conservation o Te Tau Ihu"
Thesis: "Developing a cross-cultural narrative in environmental film: a case study from Aotearoa"
Thesis: "Cinematic Intermedia Theatre and Science Plays: A Fusion for Learning"
Film: "The Perfect Woman"
Thesis: "A Case for the Animated Documentary"
Film: "Desert Odyssey"
Thesis: "Cinematic Geographies: Environmental Determinism in Film Analysis"
Film: Bending Widgets
Thesis: "Creating a third culture: How to bring C.P. Snow into the 21st centure and find a place for the two cultures of Science and Art to meet"
Film: "Life Quickens"
Thesis: "Resurrecting Cosmos: Carl Sagan and a New Approach to Media Science Communication"
Film: "Animal Sapiens"
Thesis: "Animal Sapiens: The Consequences of Anthropomorphism in Popular Media"
Film: "The Nature of Energy"
Film: "Out of Our Minds"
Thesis: "Interdisciplinary Dialog Through Documentary Film"