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Media arts / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Plan and design media artworks for a range of purposes that challenge the expectations of specific audiences by particular use of production processes (ACAMAM076)

Elaborations
  • creating media artworks that reflect a refined understanding of how lenses, exposure and aperture work in photography and applying this knowledge in different lighting conditions
  • creating and editing a soundscape for a specific audience and intention and creating their own Foley tracks to evoke a response in an intended audience
  • refining use of software to create the layout for a magazine and selecting which fonts, colours, titles, photographs and articles are to be used, depending on the magazine’s genre, style and audience
  • creating fan remixes of popular video games to introduce the games to new audiences or creating mashups of existing media to comment on issues for different audiences
  • Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures: For example – What social or cultural issue can I represent in my computer game?
  • creating media artworks in a particular genre that intend to meet or manipulate the expectations of an audience.
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

Film editing,  Sound effects,  Photography

Interactive

Snapseed - Google Play app

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

Interactive

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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Framing the news

Have you ever thought about how much your experience of watching the news is framed by the way it's been filmed? In this clip, learn from ABC Open's Marc Eiden as he explains some of the different camera techniques used in the construction of news programs.

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Aurora australis time-lapse over Antarctica

Sometimes called Southern Lights, the aurora australis is a wondrous lightshow seldom seen in the night sky. These auroral displays are caused by charged particles from the Sun interacting with Earth's magnetic field. View this stunning lightshow captured from Davis, Antarctica in 2012.

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Ronald Reagan: commemorating heroism

Few things reveal both the best and worst of humanity more than war. The D-Day landings of World War II were full of horror and heroism and are commemorated in this speech by former President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan. Explore the construction of this speech and how it is shaped to suit audience and purpose.

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Through the lens of the Australian military

Did you know the Australian military has a special unit that includes photographers? It's the 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit. Meet and see the work of two passionate photographers, Corporal Jake Sims and Able Seaman Lee-Anne Mack. See what they photograph as members of the military service and hear how they go about capturing ...

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Lights, Camera, SOUND!

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Interviewing tips for a video interview

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Asking life's big questions

How might ordinary people respond to the same personal questions about their lives? Jenia Ratcliffe tested this and filmed the responses during a workshop at the Broken Hill City Library for ABC Open's 'Life's Big Questions' project. Observe not only the interviewees' answers but also how the clip is filmed.

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Basic equipment for filming a video documentary

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Filming a surrealist dream

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Finding beauty in the everyday

Lin Martin is passionate about the connections between science, nature, humanity and Buddhism, all of which come together in her art. Her photographs explore the beauty all around us, in our everyday natural surroundings. It is in these small moments captured by her work, where she draws attention to tiny details in nature, ...

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Postcard from Uluru

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Using a tripod when making a video

Hand-held camera can be great for lively effects in a video, but sometimes you need a tripod. Benj Binks from ABC Open has some handy tips for you on making the most of this equipment. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Setting up equipment for a video interview

Camera and microphone. That may be all the equipment that you need for a video interview but Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binksfrom ABC Open will show you that there is a little bit more involved in setting these up. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Shooting video with a hand-held camera

You're making a video and want to take moving shots with your hand-held camera, but you don't want them to look all shaky. Catherine Marciniak from ABC Open has some useful advice for you on taking steady shots and getting a variety of shots. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Magic lantern Kromogram colour glass slides, c1895

This set of six colour glass slides (two red, two blue and two green) is an early example of colour photography. Together, the set is called a Kromogram. When looked at through a special viewer, a Kromskop, the image appears to be in natural colour. The slides date to about 1895.

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Pamphengos magic lantern, c1883

This is a Pamphengos magic lantern, an early slide projector, designed and produced by optician William Charles Hughes. It comprises a black metal box and a gold-coloured section holding a lens. There is space behind the lens to place slides. A chimney is attached to the chimney housing with two screws. The lantern was ...

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Aerial view of Melbourne, facing north from Southgate, 1967

This is a colour image from the original negative depicting an aerial view of Melbourne, looking north up Swanston Street from Southgate. The Yarra River runs across the image with Flinders Street Railway Station on the left and various office buildings, shops and landmarks also visible. The negative is 103 mm wide x 100 mm high.

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Magic lantern glass slide, person with wobbling chin, late 19th century

This is a glass slide for use in a magic lantern projector. It is a colour image of a person with a wobbling chin. The chin was wobbled with mechanical lever.