Throughout this unit, students study styles and techniques of animators from the past and present. They will be given the opportunity to design and develop their own characters and styles based on their investigations. Students have the opportunity to experience computer aided animation programs and create cartoon magazines.
ARC62: Moving Pictures
This unit investigates the world of video. Students look at the process involved in producing video from planning through to post production. A variety of devices will be used to capture the video. Projects will include videos used for training such as those used in industry as well as creative pieces. Theory and the history of film is also explored. Developmental work is presented in a visual diary that students must maintain. Various software packages are explored in the post production phase of the course.
ARD62: KIC TV
This unit involves the making of TV programs: producing the news or current affairs, making short films sit-coms skits or dramas, music video clips, and your own advertisements. The unit also aims to develop technical and creative competence in the production of video information and entertainment programs. Students will develop skills in the scripting, production, editing and delivery of television programs.
“A picture tells a thousand words”. We are surrounded by photos every day, but taking good photos takes skill. This unit gives an understanding on the basics of digital and film photography. Students learn how to take photographs and print them using both digital technologies and darkroom processes. Students have access to Nikon digital SLR cameras, digital editing programs, film SLR cameras and the school’s darkroom. Students develop an awareness of how to use a camera effectively, how to process and print film photos, and are introduced to digital software. A folio of practical and theoretical assignments are assessed.
ARE63: Adv. Digital Photography and Design
In this unit students will learn how to use a digital SLR camera effectively and manipulate photos using various computer programs such as Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator 6. In addition, students will develop an awareness of how to scan, save files and print photographs. Students will develop an understanding of the Elements and Principles of Design and develop finished pieces in accordance with their design brief.
ARE64: The Big Screen
Cinema is the art form of the people. Both reflecting and influencing social and political values, films are culturally significant. Importantly they teach us about what it is to be human. Intrinsically linked to media literacy, The Big Screen unit is designed for students who may study VCE Media or IB Film. The course takes a theoretical approach to the study of film narrative and genres, national cinemas, film theory and criticism. Students develop critical thinking and analytical skills along with knowledge of film language, film history and the place of cinema across cultures. Significant films from the past to the present form the basis of the study.