Media arts / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Present media artworks for different community and institutional contexts with consideration of ethical and regulatory issues (ACAMAM070)

Elaborations
  • promoting a school event through different media and online formats, making decisions about time, technological access, and ethical and economic constraints
  • distributing a media artwork designed to engage a specific audience and using appropriate rights and permissions to upload to the internet, for example, distributing a music video they have made
  • justifying their choices for distribution of media artworks for a particular audience
  • understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols for using images of people
  • Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures: For example – What features have been omitted or exaggerated in a stereotype? What are the differences between the private sector and the public sector television programming?
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Media arts,  Legal release

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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 ...

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Sharing stories: culture

This is a rich resource about the many intertwined aspects of Aboriginal cultures, including law, Country and Dreaming. It consists of an introduction, a teacher guide, three films made by Aboriginal students ('The Ngatji and paddle steamer', 'Bilwal medicine' and 'Thunderman') and two video interviews, one with Jarlmadangah ...

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Sharing stories: community

This is a rich resource about the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' communities and identities. It consists of an introduction; a teacher guide; a film, 'My people, the Karajarri people', made by Wynston Shoveller about the Mowla Bluff massacre in the Kimberley region in 1916; and a video interview ...

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The key to media's hidden codes: Ben Beaton

This is a video lesson about the codes, hidden messages and symbolism used in media content and the effects they produce. Prepared and narrated by educator Ben Beaton, the video describes what constitutes a code and identifies three broad types of code: symbolic, written and technical. Each code is further categorised into ...

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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

The ad campaign

This learning sequence invites students to analyse the 'Dumb Ways to Die' advertising campaign and how the key messages are communicated to the audience. Students then design a new iteration of the Dumb Ways to Die campaign, that could engage a young audience and provide messages about travel safety not covered by the original ...

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! 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!

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! 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! 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.

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Contemporary Aboriginal Media

This online resource provides teachers with direct links to national and Western Australian based Aboriginal media arts programs, filmmakers, producers, digital artists, media broadcasters in film, radio and print media, film making protocols, and suggests relevant mobile applications for study or use by students.

Interactive Resource

Snapseed - Google Play app

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

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Behind the scenes

This is a resource that focuses on video interviews with artists and staff at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), featuring teenagers as interviewees. Specific sections of each video can be located through browsing a hierarchy of Interview (subject and title), Topic and Question. This resource features interviews with Pixar's ...

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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.

Interactive Resource

Snapseed - iTunes app

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

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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 ...

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Heman Chong on 'Phantoms of Asia' and science fiction

This is a video showing the artist Heman Chong discussing his artwork titled ‘Calendars (2020-2096)'. ‘Calendars’ is an installation comprising a series of 1001 prints, which the artist describes as a calendar signifying the ‘entire span of time’. Each print represents a monthly calendar page that has captured a moment ...

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The Picture Show Man, 1977: Men of many talents

This clip shows a travelling picture show in the hall of a small Australian country town in the 1920s. It opens with the 'picture show man', Maurice Pym (John Meillon), entertaining the audience with a vaudeville song and dance routine. Pym's son Larry (Harold Hopkins) ignites a lime pellet, which produces light for the ...