Media arts / Year 3 and 4

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use media technologies to create time and space through the manipulation of images, sounds and text to tell stories (ACAMAM059)

Elaborations
  • experimenting with the camera and framing the subject, using basic shot types, angles and lighting to control picture space
  • experimenting with applying text to accompany still or moving images, such as credits in a title sequence, and selecting appropriate fonts, colour and length of time for display suitable to the purpose of the artwork
  • practising recording sound on a variety of devices to explore volume, layering and the use of voice to create a sense of environment
  • experimenting with ways of formatting and laying out a story using available software and appropriate text conventions for a front page news story
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Camera shots,  Composition (Visual arts),  Image manipulation

Teacher resource

Design a magazine cover

This is a resource that focuses on creating a magazine cover. It includes a video of Andi Snelling presenting on creating a magazine cover using four essential elements: a masthead, a headline, cover lines and an image; two activity sheets to assist in creating a magazine cover; a magazine cover template and cover critique ...

Interactive Resource

LEGO® Movie Maker - iTunes app

A basic editable stop-motion animation tool. Take a series of photos and let Lego movie stitch the frames together to create your own video. It has options to include visual effects and a soundtrack. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

Teacher resource

Create a stop motion animation - item 2 of 3

This is a teaching and learning resource that focuses on creating a 15-second stop motion animation. It contains a video featuring screenwriter Charlotte George outlining the process; two learning activities; a template for planning the storyline, props, and set; information on how the resource aligns with the Australian ...

Interactive Resource

Games for kids

This website resource contains a series of thirteen 'games for kids'. Each game is interactive and encourages users to create artworks through a variety of techniques and across a variety of online mediums. The games are called: History is made at night, Persian for kids, Pepe's great escape, Spanish still life, Matisse: ...

Teacher resource

Add sound to your animation: item 3 of 3

This is a resource that focuses on techniques used by Foley artists and how they are applied to create a soundtrack for a simple animation or film. It contains two activities: Let's learn what a Foley artist does; and How to create a sound score for your animation. Each activity features a video of musician Chris Lewis ...

Teacher resource

Alliteration poem

This is a resource that teaches students to write an alliteration-style poem, create a visual representation of the poem, and combine the two forms using Adobe Photoshop Elements. The resource consists of a 7-step lesson plan that introduces the topic to students and leads them through the process; guides to relevant technical ...

Moving Image

Joan Ross: 'Funny face I love you'

This is a multilayered teaching and learning resource focusing on the video artwork 'Funny face I love you' by Joan Ross. 'Funny face I love you' features various facial expressions of people, animals and toys, the artist's introduction, teacher notes and seven student activities. Each activity contains tasks that guide ...

Interactive Resource

Snapseed - Google Play app

Retouch, adjust perspective and re-edit your photos with this photoediting tool. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

Interactive Resource

Snapseed - iTunes app

Retouch, adjust perspective and re-edit your photos with this photoediting tool. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

Interactive Resource

Toontastic 3D - iTunes app

Create and share your own cartoons. Choose from a range of characters or create your own. Select from the many settings and start to create your cartoon. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Moving Image

Grant Stevens: 'Macaroni'

This is a multilayered teaching and learning resource focusing on the video artwork 'Macaroni' by Grant Stevens. 'Macaroni' features words that define Stevens's childhood, the artist's introduction, teacher notes and seven student activities. Each activity contains tasks that guide students through either responding to ...

Teacher resource

Visual dictionary

This is a resource titled 'Visual dictionary' that develops students' higher order thinking skills through the visual representation and interpretation of words. Using Adobe Photoshop Elements, students create and add an image to a class visual and audio dictionary. The resource contains links to a 7-step lesson plan that ...

Interactive Resource

Fauxtogram

This is an interactive resource that focuses on creating photograms using a library of 35 objects and applying various editing techniques to manipulate the images, including rotation and modifying light exposure. This resource is based on the works of Man Ray and rayographs, and includes a library of objects categorised ...

Interactive Resource

Telestory - iTunes app

Create your own news broadcast, fun movie or your own themed TV shows using this video-creation tool. Videos can be saved in app or published via Telestory's moderated video channel 'ToonTube'. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Moving Image

Daniel von Sturmer: 'The object of things (sequence 2)'

This is a multilayered teaching and learning resource focusing on the video artwork 'The object of things (sequence 2)' by Daniel von Sturmer. 'The object of things (sequence 2)' focuses on experiments with colour and shape, the artist's introduction, teacher notes and seven student activities. Each activity contains tasks ...

Teacher resource

Arts-POP: arts packages of practice

This website provides infrastructure and material to support teachers in the classroom teaching of the arts curriculum in primary school. It contains units in all the arts subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts; and each of these units has a selection of supportive material that may include demonstration ...

Teacher resource

How to create a storyboard: item 1 of 3

This is a resource about how a story can be represented in pictures through storyboarding, the first stage in making a film or animation. It features a video in which filmmaker Kathy Burns takes the viewer through the process of creating a storyboard; an activity sheet to support the video; a storyboard template; and teacher ...

Interactive Resource

Little Lunch app

This is an app allowing students to create a story set during the mid-morning break at school and present it as an episode of the TV program ‘Little Lunch’. Intended for mid to upper primary students, the app has two stages. The first is a planning stage where students develop their story establishing setting, timeframe, ...