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Multimedia Starter Pack

Multimedia Starter Pack

A collection of work units and resources for Industrial Technology - Multimedia Technologies. (NSW BOSTES HSC Course) This bundle contains enough resources to take your students through most of the Preliminary year of this course.

By kellyocs

CTEC Developent Tools with SWOT analysis model

CTEC Developent Tools with SWOT analysis model

Y12 CTEC lesson. Includes a model SWOT analysis on Women's Health UK with 20 mark assessment question for pupils to complete in workbooks. Objective: To identify the different features of an effective SWOT analysis. To revise concept art and prototypes.Outcomes:To apply our knowledge of development tools to assess the effectiveness of SWOT.Literacy objective: Effect/AffectPupils start by discussing the advantages of a SWOT analysis and rank how confident they are in their books 1-10. Then pupils read through the model SWOT and highlight key points. This scaffolds for their 20 mark question as they are discussing and finding examples. Lesson then goes through marking criteria e.g. distinction/pass/merit answers. Pupils then have 10 minutes to write - timer included. Another confidence checker after they have written their essay - showing immediate progress.Revision of concept art and prototypes with a clip also (YouTube - embedded).Then plenary to assess what has been understood this lesson.

By ChristyJade1

WJEC AS Film Studies Creative Project Coursework Booklet

WJEC AS Film Studies Creative Project Coursework Booklet

A 23 session unit that outlines ht process for students to complete their creative project coursework for WJEC AS Film Studies. The unit takes students through the processes of film making, starting with analysis of example production by other students. There is an example synopsis and screenplay and practical yips on how to generate original ideas with narrative styles. There are templates for storyboarding, production roles, production scheduling and Shot logging provided and a guide on how to complete there written component of the Reflective Analysis. This booklet gives students a clear road map on how to organise themselves to maximise their chances of getting a good grade on the tricky task of creative film production.

By danielmoan

Photoshop Essential Bundle

Photoshop Essential Bundle

8 complete lessons covering the Photoshop Essentials. Covering Selection and compositing these lessons are fun and simple with great results. The handouts for these lessons are learner focused with explanatory notes for each phase. Each session comes with lesson plan and source materials.

By ibrahimwild99

WJEC NEW SPEC GCE Media Studies

WJEC NEW SPEC GCE Media Studies

Teaching from Sep 2017. First examination 2019.Bare bones of SOW - Yearly, termly and weekly and lesson by lesson breakdown of topics. Please note, no content yet, just an option of how to structure the two year course.

By luceyd123

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts

Four items to use with the film JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS1. Assessment task with exemplar film review2.Comprehension handout3. Crossword handout4. Word search handout

By jaynorth

What is Multimedia? - Introductory Unit for Industrial Technology - Multimedia Industries

What is Multimedia? - Introductory Unit for Industrial Technology - Multimedia Industries

This 6 page resource for Industrial Technology - Multimedia Industries (Preliminary) - NSW BOSTES, engages students in researching and producing practical examples of the most common elements of multimedia, including sound, still images, animation etc. The unit is also designed to aid students in developing some of the organisational skills required to complete the practical component of the HSC course. It can be distributed to students in its entirety to allow for self paced learning or in sections as required. A checklist that could be used by students to track their work, or by the teacher as a tool for assessment, is also included in the package. The pages 'Making Powerpoint Truly Interactive' have been provided as a separate file for digital distribution. Please review this resource if you find it useful.

By kellyocs

Television Game Shows Revision Guide for 2017 GCSE Media Studies Exam!

Television Game Shows Revision Guide for 2017 GCSE Media Studies Exam!

An in-depth revision guide (59 pages) specifically created and tailored towards the 2017 AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Exam: Television Game Shows. This revision guide contains a great deal of detail and includes a wide range of revision activities. It can be reproduced and given to students along with the AQA preliminary material in order to maximise their preparation for the exam.This 59-page revision guide includes includes:* Exam guidance, hints and tips* A list of 45 currently-broadcast UK television game shows, covering a wide range of sub-genres and channels to guide students' independent viewing* The history of television game shows - origins, evolution and longevity* Game show sub-genres - celebrity panel; challenge; children's; comedy; dating; puzzle; quiz; technological* Game show sub-genre codes and conventions* Game show gratifications, linked to example shows* Game show target audiences and appeal - Thinkers, Makers, Experiencers and Achievers* Institutional aspects of game shows - broadcasting and scheduling* Representations in television game shows - studio sets and props* Game show hosts - importance and role (modelled with Bradley Walsh of 'The Chase')* Marketing a game show - advertising techniques (print, audio-visual, new media)* 3 in-depth independent case studies - 'The Chase'; 'Take Me Out'; 'Ninja Warrior UK'* Analysing game show publicity posters/billboards - '1000 Heartbeats'; 'Play to the Whistle'* Analysing game show opening sequences (student choice; modelled with 'The Chase')* Analysing game show final rounds (student choice; modelled with 'The Chase')* Analysing game show official webpages - 'A Question of Sport'* Creating an original television game show - writing a pitch and planning the show (scheduling, host(s), studio, gameplay, prize(s), contestants)* Creating a publicity poster/billboard, opening sequence, webpage* Utilising new media as a marketing tool - apps, mobile games, streaming, social networking* 6 practise exam questions based on previous AQA exams* Terminology glossay appropriate to television game shows

By ryan_wood16

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Three lessons on flash animation

Three lessons on flash animation

Three lessons to show how to make an animation, using different skills. Onion skinning and motion tween, as well as an early analysis of different animations.Workbook included to put their work into, using print screens

By darkmasteruk87

Daguerreotype Style Film Noir Poster - ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CLASS

Daguerreotype Style Film Noir Poster - ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CLASS

The focus of this lesson is to introduce Learners to the concept of adjustments layers, composite layers and creating a background image. The outcome is to achieve a modern twist on the Daguerreotype image.Includes Lesson plan, Source Materials, Explanatory worksheet, examples and extensionTypical Lesson time 1.5 hoursAims and Objectives1. Use adjustment layers to add contrast and colour2. Use composite layers for creative effect3. Use blend modes4. Create a vignette for a background image

By ibrahimwild99

Undead Zombie Poster - Photoshop Lesson

Undead Zombie Poster - Photoshop Lesson

Learners work with given typeface and images to create an undead zombie poster in Photoshop. This lesson challenges learners to think creatively about type and creating interest when working with images.Lesson Includes: Lesson Plan, Worksheet, font, source images, PSD fileTypical lesson time 1.5 hours

By ibrahimwild99

5 x Photoshop Tutorials

5 x Photoshop Tutorials

Save 20% on the individual price with this 5 x Photoshop Tutorial bundle! Please see individual listings for full details of each tutorial.Photoshop Tutorial 1 - Dog on the MoonPhotoshop Tutorial 2 - Text EffectsPhotoshop Tutorial 3 – Cartoon FruitPhotoshop Tutorial 4 – Mystery SignPhotoshop Tutorial 5 – Cool Logo Text

By tidsa

Camera Angle Lesson (Film Studies)

Camera Angle Lesson (Film Studies)

This lesson plan focuses on gaining an understanding of the different camera angles, and then identifying these angles in a film clip.The lesson plan contains learning objectives, learning outcomes, suggested activities, homework, suggested open and closed questions and development ideas.The cinematography explanations can be used as a card sort at the start where students gain an understanding of the different camera angles. The film language card sort also helps students understand why cinematography is important.The differentiated worksheets enable students to explain what each camera angle is, then identify from a film extract where they have been used.The film clip link is not included in the lesson plan for copyright reasons so you will need to select which film you would like to use.

By n_good77

Target audience (KS5 media CTECH)

Target audience (KS5 media CTECH)

This lesson goes over the target audience profiles in KS5 Media (CTECH level 3). Including demographics (physical) and psychographics (mental) audience profiles. I printed off magazine covers and film posters to engage the pupils at the start and to gauge what pupils already know about target audience. Then going over target audience categories. Progress - then going back to the notes made in the starter - this could be purple penned. Then it goes through two adverts (Tesco and Volkswagen) for pupils to decide which audience they are targeted at. Then pupils are given two products to research in groups and they will present to the class which audience profiles the products have and how they attract these. Homework: to find the 'user types' of psychographics.

By ChristyJade1

5 Photoshop skills handout - magazine covers and contents pages

5 Photoshop skills handout - magazine covers and contents pages

For the uninitiated, Photoshop can be a nightmare - especially if you need to get your students to produce top quality coursework. But in reality there are only a certain number of skills you actually need.These 5 handouts give your students the essential skills to be able to produce a top quality magazine cover, contents page or article. It takes them through the stages step by step, with screen grabs to indicate which tools they should be using. These are the handouts I have used for 3 years to help generate A grade GCSE and A Level work.1. Cutting out images (so you can overlap the masthead and create montages on the front page)2. Creating consistent section and article headings on a contents page3. Creating a contents page ensuring it is in columns and also showing how to download cool fonts4. Using the mask tool to place a model over the masthead without having to cut them out5. Running text around a shape and adding drop caps, for example at the start of an articleDisclaimer: They do assume a little knowledge and initiative!

By mediamnemonics

Science Fiction Films Revision Guide for 2016 GCSE Media Studies Exam!

Science Fiction Films Revision Guide for 2016 GCSE Media Studies Exam!

An in-depth revision guide (42 pages) specifically created and tailored towards the 2016 AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Exam: Science Fiction Films. This revision guide contains a great deal of detail and includes a wide range of revision activities. It can be reproduced and given to students along with the AQA preliminary material in order to maximise their preparation for the exam.This 42-page revision guide includes includes:* Exam guidance, hints and tips* A list of 53 science fiction films covering a wide range of sub-genres to guide students independent viewing* Sci-fi sub-genres - alien invasion; artificial intelligence; cybernetic revolt; disaster; dystopia; horror/sci-fi; time travel; post-apocalyptic; space opera* Sci-fi sub-genre codes and conventions* Sci-fi film gratifications, linked to example films* Vladamir Propp character theory - Who's who?* Issues and fears in sci-fi films - climate change; corporate greed; disease; immigration; oppression; poverty; technophobia; war/invasion* Representations in sci-fi films - characters and locations* Marketing a sci-fi film - advertising techniques (print, audio-visual, new media)* BBFC classifications* BBFC classifications of sci-fi films* 3 in-depth case studies via Internet research - 'Jurassic World'; 'The Martian'; 'Gravity'* Analysing a sci-fi DVD package - 'Pandorum'* Analysing a sci-fi publicity poster - 'Jupiter Ascending'* Analysing sci-fi filom trailers - 'Avatar'; 'Interstellar'; 'Skyline'; 'Transcendence'* Analysing sci-fi film official webpages - 'The Martian'* Creating an original sci-fi film - writing a pitch; creating a publicity poster, DVD package, trailer, webpage* 5 practise exam questions based on previous AQA exams* Terminology glossay appropriate to sci-fi films

By ryan_wood16

Media Arts: Years 3 - 4 (Australian E-book)

Media Arts: Years 3 - 4 (Australian E-book)

Media Arts: Years 3-4 is the second book in a two-part series linked to the Australian curriculum.Your students will love sourcing, creating and exploring a variety of media artworks using this resource which is packed with student-friendly ideas.To view the visuals included in this book in colour and in more detail, an online link is provided for students or teachers to access on their devices.Students will learn through hands-on activities, such as: taking selfies, making slide shows and recording sound. Group work is encouraged to help consolidate children’s learning and promote lively discussions and healthy debates.Responsible media practice; audience; purpose and storytelling principles are just some of the key concepts covered in this curriculum-linked BLM.Suggested responses and additional teaching notes can be found at the back of the book.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (60 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom.Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Author: Lindsay Marsh

By edubooks

Media Arts: Foundation – Year 2 (Australian E-book)

Media Arts: Foundation – Year 2 (Australian E-book)

Media Arts: Foundation – Year 2 is the first book in a two-part series linked to the Australian curriculum.Teach Media Arts in the classroom this year using this fun-filled resource which is jam-packed with student-friendly ideas.Your children will love sourcing, creating and exploring artworks from a variety of media forms using these photocopiable activity sheets.Students will learn through hands-on activities, such as: collecting materials; making mini comic books; editing images; recording sound; acting out and taking photographs with the class camera.Group work is encouraged to help consolidate children’s learning and promote lively discussions and healthy debates.A page of teaching notes accompanies each activity. These notes include: suggested responses to the tasks; a listed of recommended resources needed; curriculum focus; ideas for introducing the worksheets and ways to modify the tasks to cater for different learning styles and abilities.To view the visuals included in this book in colour and in more detail, an online link is provided for students or teachers to access on their devices.Media Arts is a fun and valuable learning area to select from the Arts subjects.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (60 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom.Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Author: Karyn Jones

By edubooks

Making Powerpoint Truly Interactive

Making Powerpoint Truly Interactive

Frustrated with the purely linear format of standard Powerpoint presentations? Want to create some truly interactive multimedia? This simple guide shows you how to turn off the automatic navigation defaults in Powerpoint and give the power of where and when to go back to the end user where it belongs. Use this information to create your own interactive picture books for younger students that allow the child to click on a object to play a sound (example: a picture of a pig oinks when clicked on) or to go to any page in the book at any time. Or get your middle school students to create their own interactive picture books, yearbooks or digital portfolios. (Just some of the already tried and tested possibilities) Have fun! And please do a review.

By kellyocs