Media arts / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop and refine media production skills to shape the technical and symbolic elements of images, sounds and text for a specific purpose and meaning (ACAMAM068)

Elaborations
  • creating their own media artworks that fulfil audience expectations because of the way the story is structured, such as including a point of conflict, building characters and achieving a resolution
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – What elements define a genre? How can I create mood and setting through images/sound/framing?
  • exploring genres such as narrative, non-narrative, experimental and documentary and making a trailer in a similar style
  • telling a news story in print and for online publishing and discussing the differences in the structure of content, meaning and delivery between the two media
  • analysing and evaluating the structural choices made in their media artworks by documenting their process in records such as journals, blogs, and video or audio recording
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How are media artworks changed when viewed outside a cultural context? How effective is my image construction in terms of making meaning to me and to others? How can I undertake safe and ethical media practice in online spaces?
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

Camera shots,  Composition (Visual arts),  Artistic purpose,  Image manipulation

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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! 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! 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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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 ...

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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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Through my own eyes: a self-portrait - teacher resource

This resource for teachers is a visual arts unit that leads to a resolved two-dimensional self-portrait on paper. The unit combines the techniques of drawing and painting and explores the concept of a personal environment. It is in four parts: exploring examples of portraits by artists across history; developing line-drawn ...

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The Conversation: arts explainers

This is a collection of short articles (explainers) about arts movements (modernism, cubism), visual arts (film lighting), artistic method (Feldenkrais Method), music (classical, indi), institutions (the Oscars) and more. The articles are written in plain language and are authored by experts from universities in Australia ...

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Indigenous Australian: Art Gallery of NSW - iTunes app

Explore a selection of artists and artworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales' collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Contains images, background information on the artists and their art, and some audio curator insights and video interviews. Artworks are from 1990s to 2010s. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

This lesson plan (PDF) examines the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art contained within the National Gallery of Australia collection. Links to artworks are provided to support students' critical analysis of the forms of each work of art and to understand the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...

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Carol Rudyard: 'Northern theme', 1973

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Northern theme' by Carol Rudyard and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The painting references ...

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Hans Heysen: 'The saplings', 1904

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'The saplings' by Hans Heysen and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The painting pays homage ...

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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.

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Indigenous Australian collection

This federated search from the QAGOMA database features a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from the collection. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, a map of major Indigenous regions in Australia, classroom activities, a glossary ...

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Australian collection

This database features a selection of Australian artworks from QAGOMA. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, classroom activities, a glossary of key terms and curriculum alignment information for teachers. Search results can be refined by theme, period, ...

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'The Rajah quilt' 1841

The Rajah quilt was made by female convicts on route from England to the colony of Tasmania in 1841. It consists of 2815 pieces of fabric and was presented to the Governor's wife upon arrival as a testament to the women's industry. The women learned these skills on the long journey to Australia on board their convict ship ...

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Dancing the Torres Strait winds to life: Kuki

Inspired by the natural environment, Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects that the winds (Gub) have on the land, sea and community. This clip shows the segment 'Kuki' (pronounced Cook-ee), which is inspired by the strong north-west winds that blow between ...

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John Glover: 'Mr Robinson's house on the Derwent, Van Diemen's Land' c. 1838

Artists were often captivated by their first glimpse of the Australian landscape and portrayed the countryside with a sense of wonder. This example by John Glover includes trees with curled branches, brightly lit skies and colour infused hills. How does this image compare to others you have seen of this period?

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John Eyre: (print after) 'Port Jackson Harbour NSW' 1812

This panoramic view of Port Jackson shows the fledgling European settlement taking shape. Part of a set of 12, this print was drawn by convict artist John Eyre who was transported for breaking and entering. The intended clientele included local trading ships and members of the British military and naval forces. The series ...

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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, ...