Media arts / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop and refine media production skills to shape the technical and symbolic elements of images, sounds and text for a specific purpose and meaning (ACAMAM068)

Elaborations
  • creating their own media artworks that fulfil audience expectations because of the way the story is structured, such as including a point of conflict, building characters and achieving a resolution
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – What elements define a genre? How can I create mood and setting through images/sound/framing?
  • exploring genres such as narrative, non-narrative, experimental and documentary and making a trailer in a similar style
  • telling a news story in print and for online publishing and discussing the differences in the structure of content, meaning and delivery between the two media
  • analysing and evaluating the structural choices made in their media artworks by documenting their process in records such as journals, blogs, and video or audio recording
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How are media artworks changed when viewed outside a cultural context? How effective is my image construction in terms of making meaning to me and to others? How can I undertake safe and ethical media practice in online spaces?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Camera shots,  Composition (Visual arts),  Artistic purpose,  Image manipulation

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Film it! Shot types

This web page describes different camera shot types and how they are used to convey information and meaning, set mood and create connection with an audience. Three activities intended to build and extend learning are supported with downloadable resources.

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Film it! Storyboards

Storyboards are shot-by-shot visual plans that show what a film will look like before the film is shot. The storyboard acts as a visual guide to the team shooting the film. This series of activities will explain what storyboards are used for, why they are important, and how to create them. Activities increase in difficulty ...

Teacher resource

Radio drama

This is a resource that focuses on how sound is used to create and enhance drama. It features a video of actor Marian Haddrick talking about sound in drama and performing a radio play with Brendan McCallum using props to create a sound score. The resource includes three activity sheets on soundscapes, radio advertising ...

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Film it! Editing

Editing is the art of putting film shots and clips together to make a completed film project. An editor also makes all kinds of decisions that affect how the finished product will look, feel, and sound. This resource introduces students to the basics of editing and provides links to a range of free and professional tools ...

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Film it!

Film it! is a series of lessons and activities covering a range of filmmaking skills found in pre-production, production and post-production stages. Structured to provide activities for students with different levels of skills and experience with filmaking activities include: storyboarding, sound recording and editing skills.

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Film it! Sound recording

Capturing audio on set and understanding how to effectively record dialogue and other sounds is an important part of creating a film. This series of activities explores different types of microphones before leading into two levels of activities for beginner and more experienced students.

Teacher resource

A person in time

This downloadable zip file is part of the Adobe digital school collection of resources. It contains a PDF lesson plan on researching a person in time, as well as several folders containing technical guides for Adobe Photoshop Elements, digital photography guides and technical guides for Adobe Premiere Elements and Acrobat ...

Moving Image

DIY - DOCO

This website introduces documentary filmmaking to aspiring filmmakers, predominantly through animated and narrated clips. The navigation menu on the left-hand side of the site provides links to: style and genre (with eight styles covered, including sample clips from documentaries), documentary elements (camera, soundtrack, ...

Teacher resource

Passionate podcasting

This is a resource that focuses on creating podcasts. It includes a video of podcaster and broadcaster Jenny O'Keefe talking through the process of creating a podcast using the free software Audacity; teacher notes with suggestions for extension activities in other learning areas; three activity sheets; two templates that ...

Teacher resource

Creating suspense: project example

This downloadable zip file is part of the Adobe digital school collection of resources and supports a lesson plan on creating suspense. This resource includes several suspenseful film examples that have been created using Adobe Premiere Elements 10. There are also folders that include all the assets required to undertake ...

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

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 ...

Teacher resource

Podcasts

This downloadable PDF resource is part of the Adobe digital school collection of resources. The PDF is a lesson plan that takes students through the process of using Adobe Elements to create a documentary. The lesson includes: playing some sample documentaries, students working in groups to research an issue of their choice; ...

Teacher resource

Civic documentaries

This downloadable pdf resource is part of the Adobe Digital School Collection resources. The pdf is a lesson plan that takes students through the process of using Adobe Elements to create a documentary. The lesson includes: playing some sample documentaries, students working in groups to research an issue of their choice ...

Moving Image

Why the shape of your screen matters: Brian Gervase

This is a video lesson, prepared and narrated by educator Brian Gervase and animated by Andrei Feheregyhazi, about the effect of aspect ratio on the ways cinema movies are seen (or not seen) on television screens. Gervase describes the various compromises that allow movies made for a 2.35:1 aspect ratio to be displayed ...

Interactive Resource

Vivid Sydney – 77 Million Paintings

A series of video interviews with Nick Robertson about Brian Eno's '77 Million Paintings' installation, which was part of an exhibition in Vivid Sydney 2009. The resource includes clips of the installation.