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Media arts / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop and refine media production skills to integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements in images, sounds and text for a specific purpose, meaning and style (ACAMAM075)

  • refining use of production skills by working collaboratively to ensure that work meets expectations, for example, fulfilling a brief developed by in-school clients
  • designing media artworks to communicate with a particular audience, for example, applying genre conventions or refining use of sound and movement
  • trialling and refining different layouts, designs and platforms for a website or virtual world, keeping the content consistent with the expectations of the end user and with awareness of appropriate internet protocols
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – What genres and styles can I edit together to create a new genre or style?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • 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! 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 ...


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.


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.


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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This is a resource that focuses on filmmaking and how production elements and techniques are used in film to create different effects. It includes a video demonstrating how the genre of a film can be altered using various production elements; three activity sheets; a production-elements table; and a storyboard template. ...


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.

Interactive Resource

My story matters

This is an interactive resource about the importance of sharing personal stories, in particular Holocaust survivors sharing testimony. It is introduced by video and text defining testimony, tracing the history of the Holocaust, and explaining the purpose of the IWitness Archive. Scaffolded student activities in the resource ...

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Video challenge

This is an interactive resource about taking positive action in the community. Students see: how Oskar Schindler made a difference to the lives of Holocaust survivors; how Kurt Messerschmidt made a difficult choice during the Kristallnacht Pogrom of 1938; and how students today got started on community action and what they ...

Teacher resource

Poster art

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about posters as media art. It includes sections on the purpose and core elements of posters, the use of health campaigns to raise awareness of health issues, the use of public health posters to address health issues of the day, and different presentations of malaria health ...

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

The power of words

This is an interactive resource about how Holocaust survivors are empowered by speaking and writing about their experiences. It draws upon Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust memoir ‘Night’ and Cara Isaacman's testimony about how difficult it was to write about the Holocaust. Scaffolded student activities in ...

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Found poetry - a language arts lesson

This is an interactive resource in which students create found poetry from the testimony of Holocaust survivors and present it as a media artwork. The resource has four elements: consider, collect, construct and communicate. Once students understand what found poetry is and have seen an example, they access clips of survivor ...

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Chance and choice: a survivor's story

This is an interactive resource in which students analyse Holocaust survivor Lusia Haberfeld's testimony to identify whether her survival occurred by chance or because of specific choices, and present their findings as a video project. The resource begins with questions about the poem ‘Could have’ by Wislawa Szymborska, ...

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Personal strength to survive

This is an interactive resource about cultural and spiritual resistance in the ghettos during the Holocaust. It is introduced by clips from the testimony of survivors Roman Kent, Frieda Aaron, Edith Sheldon and Kurt Messerschmidt describing how people resisted in the Lodz, Warsaw and Theresienstadt ghettos. Scaffolded student ...

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Funfair high

This is a resource about how art can be used to convey different ideas about the personal, social and historical significance of the built environment, using a school building as the basis in a redesign as a theme park. The resource features a video of sculptor Callum Morton discussing the inspiration for his artwork 'Ghost ...

Teacher resource

New arts media - cultural crossovers

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore the emergence of new media arts and explores some of the key artists in the region, including ‪Kush Badhwar‬ and ‪Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad. The teacher notes provide additional online resources and pedagogical ...

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Arts dialogue - Kosuke Ikeda and Alicia King

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore collaborative arts programmes between Australian and the countries of Asia using the examples of the Asialink residents, visual artists, Kosuke Ikeda and Alicia King. The teacher notes provide additional online ...

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

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.


You Have No Secrets, 1992: Everybody knows about you

This clip shows how the accumulation of information by governments and business in the digital age can have a detrimental effect on one's personal privacy. A voice-over notes that 'in any sophisticated society information is power' and the clip includes music that builds in intensity, voice-over interviews, footage of computer ...