Assessment resource Lights, camera, action: camera: assessment

TLF ID L8471

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 horror film. You select which shots would work best, and give reasons for your choices. View your film. You can go back and re-shoot the shots you're not happy with. Once you've completed your film you can view and print out an assessment report.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore how film-makers use a range of camera techniques to construct meaning and influence audience response.
  • Students identify and apply film metalanguage.
  • Students choose combinations of camera shots to enhance the telling of a story.
Educational value
  • Assesses student understanding of how camera techniques are used to shift the focus in a story and influence audience emotions.
  • Provides key film-making terms and illustrates them with animations.
  • Tests understanding of film-making terminology via multiple-choice questions in a quiz.
  • Provides a selection of camera shots for students to assemble, review and edit to suit the horror genre.
  • Includes the option to print a report of the student's performance, including graphics of shots chosen.
  • Provides a Teacher Guide to assist teachers to interpret the student report.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Comprehension activity

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Annemaree O'Brien
    • Address: Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Annemaree O'Brien
    • Address: Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Catherine Beavis
    • Organisation: Faculty of Education; Deakin University
    • Address: Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Organisation: Liquid Animation Pty Ltd
    • Address: Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: Trevor Poultney
    • Address: Fitzroy North VIC 3068 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Organisation: Lynne Darkin
    • Address: East Brunswick VIC 3057 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
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    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
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