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Week 00: Introduction to Film and New Media

Class Task and Information

  • Lesson 01:
    • Overview of Year 9 Film and New Media

    • Unit: Comedies

    • TRAIL link: TRL

    • Genre / Description: Story-forms / Teen comedy / Sitcom

    • Skills and knowledge developed in year 8

    • Technical Skills:
      • Camera Operators License (Year 8 competency check)
      • Camera Audio Management
      • Audio Technician certificate - Mic's and Boom Mic's
      • Dollies and motion
      • OHS - Cable management and Pits

    • Film Making Process: (Year 8 skills plus)
      • Pre-production (Treatments, Storyboards, Scripts)
      • Production Marks and Framing
      • Post Production
        • Audio Sequences
        • Layers
        • Title Sequences

    • Assessment:
      • Script / Treatment Assessment (Pitch Fest)
      • Single Scene from Teen Comedy

    • Technologies: Technologies are the tools and associated processes that are used to create meaning in moving-image media production and use. 

    • Representations: Representations are constructions of people, places, events, ideas, and emotions that are applied to create meaning in moving-image media production and use. 

    • Audiences: Audiences are individuals and groups of people for whom moving-image products are made, and who make meanings when they use these products. 

    • Institutions: Institutions are the organisations and people whose operational processes and practices enable or constrain moving-image media production and use. 

    • Languages: Languages are systems of signs and symbols organised through codes and conventions to create meaning in moving-image media production and use. 

    • What will you need next year?
      • You will need your own SD card
      • Writing materials and writing book (you have treatments, scripts, story boards to develop)
      • Charged laptop - to edit and transfer media
      • Willingness to work hard and be creative

      • Design equipment
        • Highlighters (3 colours - try to get pastels as they are more effective)
        • 2b + H Pencils + sharpener + eraser (line drawing then inked)
        • Black felt tip pen (2 sizes for thin and heave lines)
        • Ruler

      • Ensure you arrive to lesson prepared to work:
        • Home work completed by 8:30 that morning (submissions via myFlinders)
        • Have all equipment ready + Diary
        • Laptop charged for lesson
        • Correct uniform
        • You will be required to use the out of class page if you leave the room

    • Any Questions at this stage?

      • Random Group Generator (Class will split at random into 5 groups)
        • Elect the following people using a dice roll: (Digital dice Roll 3D)
          • First person to roll the following numbers will do:
            1. Leader
            2. OHS person
            3. Camera Operator 1
            4. Camera Operator 2
            5. Wild Card (who and what is this?)
            6. Roll again
          • Record the person and their function in the group

      • Task 01: Review the check list for your camera technician

    • Task 02: Each group is to collect 2 cameras and 2 tripods
      • Group leader and OHS ensure all equipment is collected and returned

    • Task 03: Students are to review the check list and formulate solutions and understanding.
      • What to do if you do not know??
      • Students are to work through the list and ensure they know how to do each part.

    • Task 04: Start to film one member explaining how to do each aspect of the check list
      • note this does not need to be done in listed order, however, must be logical and safe.

  • Lesson 02:

    • Students are to complete one more setup and pack down of equipment
    • Ensure that you have captured each step for the different cameras
    • Students in groups will need to go and film / conclude their filming and transfer the footage to their laptops
    • Each group will perform a self assessment on each member of the group.
    • If one member of the group is unable to complete the check list you will be required to up-skill them.
    • Students must be able to operate both types of cameras.

Readings / Homework
  • No readings or homework set during this week.





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