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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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Explore production resources

This web page is designed to guide users through the creative video-production process, encompassing the pre-production, production and post-production stages of filmmaking. Students explore a range of production resources that provide information on getting started, developing a concept, copyright and ethical issues, planning ...

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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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Production: planning the shoot

This resource is a PDF that gives pre-production advice to filmmakers on planning the shoot. It discusses budget considerations and their implications for equipment, personal style and expression. The section on production management and coordination gives a detailed overview of key production roles in film. The resource ...

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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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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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Planning the shoot

This resource is a web page that gives pre-production advice to potential filmmakers on planning the shoot. It contains information on budget considerations, production management and coordination, production roles, script breakdown, the shooting schedule and rehearsing the script, and includes a pre-shoot checklist. The ...

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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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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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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 ...

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Production: the shoot

This resource is a PDF that gives advice to potential filmmakers on running the shoot. It explains decisions about production style, film format and camera choice, and provides a detailed overview of cinematography and mise en scène, including framing and composition; depth of field; and camera distance, angles and movement. ...

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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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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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Adam Elliot on the director as circus ringmaster

This video resource is one of several found on the Learn from the makers - animation section of the ACMI Generator website. The video shows animator Adam Elliot talking about his role during the pre-production and production stages of creating 'Mary and Max'. He describes the 6-8 month pre-production period and the decisions ...

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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 ...

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Getting started

This is a web page that provides information about the pre-production stage of filmmaking. The resource explains the importance of several key steps in the pre-production process: developing an idea, identifying a target audience, selecting the medium and selecting the genre. The information in this resource is also available ...

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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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Copyright law and ethics

This is web page that explores copyright law and ethics in filmmaking. The resource outlines some key legal issues for filmmakers to consider and provides information on Creative Commons and moral rights. The concept of ethics in filmmaking is explored and several key ethical issues are raised. The information on the site ...

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Production: building the concept

This is a printable PDF that explores how filmmakers build a concept for their film. It focuses on the pre-production stage of filmmaking and explores the concept of narrative, with information and questions on story elements such as plot and narrative structure, opening and closing sequences, character development, setting, ...