We have been blown away by the enthusiasm, quick grasping of concepts and the final results students are achieving. In Term 1, all students were looking at point-of-view with each year level focusing on a different aspect. In Term 2 we hope to use the skills they have learnt to communicate through various types of Media.
FOUNDATION year were looking at still photography, mainly portraits, and covering the concepts of close up, emotions, near and far, big and little, moving pictures and frozen moments in time. We are now looking to creating a performed adaptation of a fairytale.
YEAR 1 focused on photography, portraits and landscapes, atmosphere/mood, emotions, close up, mid shot, long shot and using angle. We will be using these skills to tell stories in front of the camera.
YEAR 2 focused on portraits and looking at characters (Heroes and Villains), emotions, close up, mid shot, long shot, angle, setting up a shot, creating mood. They are now looking at how to use the Media Arts to tell a story.
YEAR 3 is looking at telling a story using photography. They have investigated characters and how they can depict them using interesting angles, different camera shots, body language and facial expressions. Year 3 is also learning how to tell a story focusing on details and thinking about audience response.
YEAR 4 have explored perspective and manipulating an image using interesting camera angles in photography. They explored the skills of using angle, proportion, position, framing and rotation.
Students are thinking about the response of an audience to an image and analyzing how this was created. Year 4 are now learning to use sound and investigate fables through radio plays.
YEAR 5 are exploring the moving image. In Term 1 students have been learning about camera angles, shot types, storyboarding (aspect ratio, arrows, camera movement, character movement) and basic film techniques. In Term 2 students will be working in small groups to create a short 3-5 minute film.
YEAR 6 have been investigating stop-motion film. Students have created a short animation of their name and explored ways of moving objects and people across the screen. In Term 2, students will be making a short animated film based on a particular purpose and genre and investigating the use of Foley (sound effects).
We are very excited about what the students have produced so far and look forward to seeing the students develop as the year progresses.
Esther Priestley and Teague Rook
Media Arts Team