Media arts / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Evaluate how technical and symbolic elements are manipulated in media artworks to create and challenge representations framed by media conventions, social beliefs and values for a range of audiences (ACAMAR078)

Elaborations
  • discussing film work they have made and viewed to identify and explain how technical and symbolic elements, such as camera techniques, editing, sound rhythm and mise-en-scène, evoke a personal response such as excitement or fear, or convey an issue or idea such as differing opinions about climate change
  • reviewing a media artwork and adding to, disputing or endorsing the opinions expressed by another source
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How do the technical and symbolic elements in an artwork evoke a personal response? How can I change meaning through ‘culture jamming’?
  • comparing the same idea, event or story presented in artworks in different media, explaining how different technical and symbolic elements are used to engage audiences and influence personal perceptions, for example, comparing two media artworks dealing with a current news event
  • deconstructing film or television work that includes representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
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
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Film editing,  Sound effects,  Photography,  Stagecraft

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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 ...

Teacher resource

Genre-nators

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. ...

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.

Interactive Resource

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

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

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

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 ...

Interactive Resource

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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A humorous look at the seriousness of video games

Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw comments on video games in a unique, unpredictable and often subversive way. He creates short animations by combining crude two-dimensional images, photographs and other visual elements with a few musical elements and his own rapid narration. He then publishes them online. The tone is humorous but ...

Interactive Resource

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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Twelve canoes: first white men

This is a multilayered resource about conflict between the Yolngu people of the Arafura Swamp region of north-east Arnhem Land and white pastoralists who attempted to set up cattle stations on Yolngu land between 1885 and 1908. Its centrepiece is a short film narrated by a Yolngu storyteller who describes a mass poisoning, ...

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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I am at the beach: excerpts from Tim Winton's 'The Land's Edge'

The resource is a video of people reminiscing about their pleasurable experiences of going to the beach. The beach is a common theme in the life experience and stories of Australian writer Tim Winton (b1960). The video introduces numerous text excerpts from Winton's story 'The Land's Edge'. There is also a transcript of ...

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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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 Bridge

This website accompanies the Australian documentary ‘The Bridge’ (Dir: Nasht, 2007). The Film section of the menu includes a synopsis, background, bio of the filmmakers, credits, links to further reading and a For Teachers section (including PDF Teachers Notes). The menu also contains several sections on the building of ...

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When I grow up I want to be an astronaut: an interview with Andrew Thomas

The resource is a video montage of still photography and animation with an audio interview with Andrew (Andy) Thomas about his inspiration and personal journey to become an astronaut. There is also a transcript of the audio and the production credits. Andy Thomas is Australia's first astronaut, successfully applying to ...

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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! 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.

Interactive Resource

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Snapseed - Google Play app

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

Video

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 ...

Teacher resource

Video narratives

This downloadable zip file is part of the Adobe digital school collection of resources. The resources include a series of assets designed to complement a video-narratives lesson (also available through the Adobe education exchange). The assets include: Adobe Premiere Elements preview files, encoded files, layouts, video ...

Interactive Resource

Snapseed - iTunes app

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

Video

Newsfront, 1978: Propaganda or news?

This clip shows the production team from the fictitious Cinetone newsreel company reviewing a newsreel that trumpets the electoral victory of the Liberal-Country Party coalition led by Robert Menzies. The clip uses black-and-white archival footage from a real newsreel within the fictional world of the film. Studio boss ...