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Video Camera Skills »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday June 19, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills

Video Camera – Getting Started

Making an interesting video with a modern digital camera is pretty easy – making a really good one, like most things, takes practice, and knowledge of a few techniques. You could be forgiven for thinking that it is just a case of pointing the camera, and pressing the red button.

Yes, you will shoot some pictures. They might be quite entertaining especially if it is a nice sunny day and you have some interesting action to shoot such as a...

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Digital Cameras and Photography »

Paul Bradforth | Wednesday June 10, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Digital Photography, Skills, Video Camera Skills

Early history

Digital cameras have been around since about 1985. Then, they were bulky, with tiny resolutions and big prices, and were mainly for specialist applications only.

By 1997 we began to see the kind of camera we’re used to today: compact, pocket-sized, but with a resolution of only around a third of a Megapixel, not enough to print from successfully, although fine for Web use.

Things really started to take off around 1999, with many 1-3 Megapixel compacts on the...

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CCEA GCE Moving Image Arts AS1 Creative Production Foundation Portfolio »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 19, 2015

Categories: A Level, CCEA A Level, CCEA AS, Film, Film Language, Key Concepts, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Regulation, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills

Welcome to the coursework unit of the CCEA Moving Image Arts AS qualification. You will be producing a complete mainstream genre narrative fiction film based on an initial idea or theme of your own.

There are four clear areas of assessment:

  1. Statement of Intentions (30 marks)
  2. Pre-Production (15 marks)
  3. Pre-Production Exercise (15 marks)
  4. Final Product (120 marks)
  5. Evaluation (30 marks)

Study the following screenshots and identify what themes are being represented - choosing a...

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CCEA GCSE Moving Image Arts Component 1: Creative & Technical Moving Image Production »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 06, 2015

Categories: GCSE, CCEA GCSE, CCEA GCSE Moving Image Arts, Film, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Promotion, Film Storyboarding, Film Trailers, Hollywood, Mise-en-scene, Key Concepts, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production, Video Production, Skills, Script Writing, Video Camera Skills

Welcome to the external assessment (exam) component of the CCEA Moving Image Arts GCSE qualification - it is worth 40% of the overall GCSE and comprises a 1.5 hour online exam. In the exam students respond to a range of stimulus material including unseen live action and animated film clips, sound clips, film stills and script extracts - we will give you clear guidance below.

This is an applied course where you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills but also...

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WJEC AS Media Studies MS2 Media Production Processes: Film Genres »

Rob Miller | Thursday July 30, 2015

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Codes & Conventions, Film Analysis, Film Storyboarding, Science Fiction, Key Concepts, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Skills, Software, Textual Analysis, Video Camera Skills

Associated Resources

  • Storyboard Frame Sheet template.pdf

Brief - Film Genres

  • A Pre Production Research and 36 shot Science Fiction Planning Storyboard - students can choose their own film genre (20 Marks)
  • A Film Production - Filming and Editing an original short Science Fiction Film up to 3 minutes in length - students can choose their own film genre but it must link directly to the pre production storyboard (40 Marks)
  • A Report - A report between 1200-1600 words reflecting...
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DVD & Book Store »

Morag Larsen | Friday June 19, 2015

Categories: KS3, GCSE, A Level, Film, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Key Tutorials, Video Camera Skills, Starters & Teaching Ideas

Introducing our DVD & Book Resources for Film & Media

Editsense & Filmsense £69.00+VAT (30% off)

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‘Editsense is a new approach to learning about film language and film-making’.

This is an interactive DVD with excellent, practical examples of film - perfect for teachers of moving image, be it English, Creative and Digital Media or Film Studies.

It has over fifty video examples and includes materials for the introduction and revision of film. There are no audio clips.

The...

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Planning, Filming and Editing with Mobile Devices Workshop »

Morag Larsen | Tuesday July 02, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Production Zone, New Media Production, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills

In this increasingly mobile age a significant amount of content is now delivered by mobile for mobile devices.

In this course the training will show you how to produce film content quickly and easily on mobile devices for a variety of different uses.

Programme Details

We can provide training to teachers or students or both in:

  • Planning, Filming and Editing with mobile devices.

Our training can focus on specific skills such as:

  • Organising and preparing content and shooting...
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Guide to Sound Design with Audacity »

Viki Walden | Thursday April 25, 2013

Categories: Production Zone, Audio Production, Video Production, Skills, Software, Video Camera Skills, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, Staffroom

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Associated Resources

  • Audacity Cross-Platform Sound Editor

Step 1 | Importing Sound or Music

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Click on the Project tab and select Import Audio. Choose your selected sound effect or music track from the hard drive.

Note: Music or sounds from CDs should be uploaded onto the computer hard drive first, rather than importing from CD.

Audacity will then load the audio file into the project window.

Step 2 | Functions

The Selection Tool

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This is the most useful icon and will...

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Improve Your Teaching | Audio Production »

Viki Walden | Thursday April 25, 2013

Categories: Production Zone, Audio Production, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, Staffroom, Equipment

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1. Understanding Sound

Sound is a feature often dismissed by students as the least important element, when in fact it can provide as much meaning for the audience as every visual and technical facet.

In this scene from Reservoir Dogs the song playing on the radio “Stuck In The Middle With You” is contrapuntal to the action, revealing the psychopathic nature of Mr Blonde. Parallel sound would have created a completely different sense, such as in the second clip: Casino...

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Creating Film Projects Guide »

Richard Gent | Monday March 04, 2013

Categories: KS3, GCSE, A Level, Nationals, Firsts, Film, Film Language, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching

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This colourful, jargon free guide will take you on a step-by-step journey, enabling groups or individuals to create films of their own. This guide is specifically designed for new film makers and is written by Lizzie Sykes, Senior Lecturer in TV Production at Bournemouth University and a community film maker with over 15 years’ experience. 

The aim of the guide is to provide its readers with the information they need to make key decisions about the films they want to make,...

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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Film and Video Editing Techniques »

Rob Miller | Friday February 22, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills

A standard Hollywood film typically contains between 1000 and 2000 shots; an action film can typically contain upwards of 3000, this clearly indicates the importance of editing and the way in which it can be used to shape the audiences experience. This unit is designed to introduce you to the process of editing moving image material.

This is a practical unit but also one in which you will develop your understanding of production and post-production techniques. On completion...

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Making Movies Make Sense DVD | An Interactive Guide to Using Film »

Richard Gent | Monday September 17, 2012

Categories: KS3, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Film, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Introductory Resources, Media Language, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills, Staffroom

What is Making Movies Make Sense?

‘Making Movies Make Sense’ is an all-new interactive resource to help you run film viewing and filmmaking activities with children and young people.

Making Movies Make Sense shows you:

  • What equipment you need
  • The key principles: camera, lighting, sound and editing
  • How to make a film step by step: planning, filming and editing
  • Practical activities for classroom and out-of-school contexts
  • What films to use

Making Movies Make Sense is...

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Camera Angles Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: Film, Other Topics, Production Zone, Digital Photography, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills, Video Camera Skills, Staffroom, Equipment

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer which is available free for both PCs and Macs.




Standard Shot Sizes »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday June 19, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Digital Photography, Skills, Video Camera Skills

BIG CLOSE UP (BCU)

CLOSE UP (CU)

MID CLOSE UP (MCU)

MID SHOT (MS)

LONG SHOT (LS)

VERY LONG SHOT (VLS)