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'Clay', 1965

These three clips come from the Australian feature film 'Clay', made in 1965, in which Nick, a killer on the run from the police, takes shelter in an isolated artists' colony and falls in love with Margot. The first clip shows Nick running from the police and then collapsing, to be found by Margot; the second clip shows ...

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'The Rosie Project' and writing comedy

Do you agree with the view that comedy is the hardest genre to write? The comedy writer must repeatedly create expectations before surprising the reader with unanticipated but viable outcomes. In this clip, listen to members of the First Tuesday Book Club discuss Graham Simsion's romantic comedy novel 'The Rosie Project' ...

Interactive resource

Lights, camera, action: editing

Explore how editing helps to tell a story in films. Learn words used to describe transitions and time span of scenes. See how the order of scenes and type of transitions can affect the flow, set a mood and keep an audience interested. Look at ways to create feelings such as excitement, humour or fear. For example, a 'fade-in' ...

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Lights, camera, action: lighting

Explore how lighting effects are used in films to tell a story. Learn words used to describe light levels and lighting effects. See how combinations of lighting can hide or reveal things, set a mood and influence audience feelings. Look at ways to create feelings such as excitement, humour or fear. For example, dim lighting ...

Assessment resource

Lights, camera, action: romantic comedy: assessment

Test your understanding of how camera shots are used to tell a story in films. For instance, you have been enrolled at the Spellberg School of Film, where you are assessed on your camera work skills. First, immerse yourself in basic film terms, then do a quiz on them. Next, choose five shots for a romantic comedy. Select ...

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Moulin Rouge!, 2001: Love

This clip shows Christian, a love-struck writer, stealing a private moment with Satine, a courtesan, on the rooftops of the Moulin Rouge to convince her of the power of love. To counter Satine's belief that she cannot afford to fall in love with him, Christian speaks and sings lines from popular love songs. The lyrics, ...

Teacher resource

Using 'Transforming Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet' - Teacher idea

Students look closely at key scenes from 'Romeo and Juliet'. They extend their knowledge of Shakespeare, explore themes, characters and his use of language and dramatic technique, perform key speeches and scenes, and transform a scene to email. This Teacher idea is based on R11474 'Transforming Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet ...

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'What a day', 1939 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white silent fictional film entitled 'What a day', about a woman called June and two men who love her, Paul and Tony. The excerpt begins with June and Tony arriving to join a group of friends on Curl Curl beach in Sydney. June is shown talking to a friend and the gist of their conversation ...

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'What a day', 1939 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white silent fictional film entitled 'What a day', about a woman called June, and two men who love her, Paul and Tony. The action takes place on Curl Curl beach in Sydney. The first scene in the excerpt shows a lifesaver raising the alarm that a swimmer (June) is in trouble. The belt-and-reel ...

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My Life Without Steve, 1986: What was this pain about?

This clip from the short film 'My Life Without Steve' (1986) comprises a series of slow pans and static shots taken of the interior of a flat in Sydney's inner west, followed by a view of Blackwattle Bay through the open window. A monologue read by Liz (Jenny Vuletic) accompanies these images and describes the grieving ...