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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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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 8 Student Sheet »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 8 - Student Sheet

Lighting

There are 3 types of lighting:

Key light - can be artificial light or the sun. It creates shadows in the shot to make it look like the light is coming from a particular light source.

Back light - the subject is lit from behind and usually from above, it throws the subject into silhouette. Back light creates atmosphere and mystery.

Practical - any light source that is part of the scene, like a fire, lamp...

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 8 »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 8

See Year 7 sheet for explanations of basic shots, angles and movements.

Camera Shots

Establishing Shot - ES

Long Shot - LS

Mid/medium Shot - MS

Close Up - CU

Big/Extreme Close Up - BCU/ECU

Point of View Shot - POV
The shot is from a character’s Point-of-view, as if you are seeing things through their eyes. It helps the audience to identify with the character.

Over the Shoulder Shot
The shot is from behind a character as if...

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Understanding Comics & Cartooning in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Comics, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 3 of Year 8, if time allows before the end of term, we introduce the students to Comics & Cartooning using Comic Life.

The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own characters, front cover and comic strips or narrative.

This unit is intended to introduce students to photostories and develop the students technical skills with Comic Life and remind them of the importance of mocking-up and building on mistakes made...

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Understanding Radio & Podcasting in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Radio, Intro to Radio, Radio Podcasts, More on Radio, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics, Podcasts, Podcasts for Students, Podcasts for Teachers

In Term 3 of Year 8, we introduce the students to Radio & Podcasting using Garage Band. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own radio programme and podcast. This unit is intended to develop the students technical skills with Garage Band.

Every sixth lesson the students sit a formal assessment and are awarded a National Curriculum level using our tailor-made assessment structure.

The skills are introduced by class...

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Understanding Magazines in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Magazines, More on Magazines, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 2 of Year 8, we introduce the students to Magazines. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own magazine.

This unit is intended to develop the students technical skills with Photoshop Elements. One example of a skill that we focus on is the ‘lasso’ tool, which allows students to accurately select and crop before importing the material as a new layer into a magazine they are building.

Every sixth lesson the...

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Understanding Soap Operas in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Television, Soaps, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 1 of Year 8, we introduce the students to Soap Operas and the students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own soap.

This unit includes producing their own theme tune for the opening sequence in Garage Band; creating a moving image opening sequence to accompany the theme tune using iMovie (this is done using a still image bank created before the start of the unit by the class teacher).

This image bank is easy to create, it...

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