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Assessment resource Lights, camera, action: romantic comedy: assessment

TLF ID L9760

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 which shots would work best and give reasons for your choices. View your film and re-shoot any shots you're not happy with. Once you've completed your film, view and print out an assessment report. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students 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.
  • Students explain why they choose certain shots.
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

Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Name: Annemaree O'Brien
  • Address: Hawthorn VIC 3122
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Annemaree O'Brien
  • Address: Hawthorn VIC 3122
  • Educational validator
  • Technical implementer
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Trevor Poultney
  • Address: Fitzroy North VIC 3068
  • Educational validator
  • Organisation: Lynne Darkin
  • Address: Kinglake VIC 3763
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning resource type
  • Assessment resource
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Operating systems
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  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.