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Arts-POP: media arts

This is a unit containing material to help teachers plan and implement a middle primary media arts program that looks at multimodal storytelling of traditional stories. It describes a program implemented in a year 4 class that uses media production equipment and techniques including storyboarding to create an ebook of a ...

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Media and Performance Art

Since the early 20th century, artists have been incorporating such non-traditional forms as dance, music, and their own actions into their art. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) website provides a introduction to the genre and explores the works by artisits in the collection. It provides a collection of downloadable slide ...

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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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Sharing the good news about Creative Commons

Making a media work about Creative Commons licensing can be a challenge. How do you get the message across without losing the interest of your audience? Christopher Lewis, an ABC Open producer from Western Australia, shares his video on the subject.

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Play School Art Maker - iTunes app

Create collage pictures, short animations and slideshows with toys and craft items from ABC Play School. You can upload your own photos for background and add audio to the videos. Pictures and animations can be saved in app or exported to your device. Free when reviewed 27/5/2015

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Finding an audience for digital art

Are festivals, galleries and exhibitions outdated and ineffective compared to the opportunities presented to artists online? Paul Robertson's animations are seen by millions at the click of a mouse. The distribution and 'exhibition' of his work raises questions about the traditional mechanisms of the art world.

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Contemporary Aboriginal Media

This online resource provides teachers with direct links to national and Western Australian based Aboriginal media arts programs, filmmakers, producers, digital artists, media broadcasters in film, radio and print media, film making protocols, and suggests relevant mobile applications for study or use by students.

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Production: sound design

This resource is a PDF that gives an overview of sound design, focusing on the different categories of sound used in filmmaking (diegetic and non-diegetic). The various types of sounds used to develop the narrative or enhance atmosphere in film are explored: sound effects, music, dialogue. Tips for editing music are provided, ...

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Scriptwriting and storyboards

This resource is a web page that outlines the pre-production processes of scriptwriting and storyboarding. Information is provided on writing a treatment, the screenplay, the shooting script and creating a storyboard. Links are provided to an interactive storyboard generator and to a more detailed PDF version of this resource. ...

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Production: understanding storyboards

This resource is a PDF on understanding storyboards that provides an exploration of the language of storyboards, using diagrams and illustrations to depict storyboarding conventions. Information is provided on aspect ratios, arrows and drawing. There is information on the storyboard artist Brendan Tolley and a link to his ...

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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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The shoot

This resource is a web page that gives advice to potential filmmakers on running the shoot. It explains decisions about film format and camera choice and provides a brief overview of cinematography, including framing and composition, and camera distance, angles and movement. Film continuity, the 180-degree rule, lighting ...

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Filming a surrealist dream

Discover the world of surrealism in film as we take a quick look at the 'Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams' exhibition at GOMA, the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland.

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Sound design

This resource is a web page that gives an overview of sound design, focusing on the different categories of sound used in filmmaking (diegetic and non-diegetic). The various types of sounds used to develop the narrative or enhance atmosphere in film are explored: sound effects, music, dialogue. Music is described in more ...

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Production: ethical and legal considerations

This resource is a PDF that explains the difference between ethics and the law with regard to media production. Ethical issues such as power imbalance, audience and the range and scale of distribution, financial and intellectual rewards, and cultural and personal respect are all explored. Legal issues such as copyright, ...

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Production: getting started

This is a printable PDF that provides information about the pre-production stage of filmmaking. The resource gives an overview of the pre-production stage of filmmaking and guides potential filmmakers through several key steps in this stage: developing the idea, brainstorming, identifying the target audience, selecting ...

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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 ...

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Production: scriptwriting and storyboards

This resource is a PDF that outlines the pre-production processes of scriptwriting and storyboarding. Potential filmmakers are given tips and information on writing a treatment, the screenplay and the shooting script, and key screenwriting and camera-technique definitions are included. The section on storyboards provides ...

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Editing

This web page focuses on editing as part of the post-production stage of filmmaking. The purpose of editing is explored, along with the role of the editor, considerations during the editing process, continuity editing and associational editing (or montage). There is a link to a more detailed PDF version of this resource. ...

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Production: editing

This resource is a PDF that provides an exploration of editing as part of the post-production stage of filmmaking. It explains the purpose of editing and includes editing tips and information about editing technology, in-camera editing, logging and paper edits, graphic relationships between shots, shot duration, rhythmic ...