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Creative Media Production & Media/Film Studies

Resources for the following types of courses... Level 3 Creative Media Production Level 3 TV & Film Production Level 3 Video Production Level 3 Games Development Level 3 Media Studies Level 3 Film Studies Level 2 Creative Media Production Level 2 Media Studies Level 2 Film Studies Suitable for A/AS Levels, GCSEs, BTECS and UAL qualifications

Resources for the following types of courses... Level 3 Creative Media Production Level 3 TV & Film Production Level 3 Video Production Level 3 Games Development Level 3 Media Studies Level 3 Film Studies Level 2 Creative Media Production Level 2 Media Studies Level 2 Film Studies Suitable for A/AS Levels, GCSEs, BTECS and UAL qualifications
Creative Digital Media Production: Level 2, Unit 11 Animation for Digital Media - SoW & Assignments
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Creative Digital Media Production: Level 2, Unit 11 Animation for Digital Media - SoW & Assignments

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Scheme of work and assignments for teaching BTEC Level 2 Creative Digital Media Production Unit 11: Animation for Digital Media. The scheme covers teaching for sessions from September to December but can be adjusted accordingly. The scheme begins with study and experimentation in animation techniques and then progresses onto a larger form project. The larger form project is also useful for some criteria in Unit 2: Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product. Assignment briefs were approved by EV in 2015.
Creative Digital Media Production: Level 2, Unit 1 - Scheme of Work, Handouts and Presentations
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Creative Digital Media Production: Level 2, Unit 1 - Scheme of Work, Handouts and Presentations

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Included you will find a Scheme of Work (including aims and objectives) for teaching towards the Unit 1 exam. Alongside the scheme you will also have handouts for each session as well as any additional resources. Furthermore there will be links to Prezis to accompany teaching each session. You are free to edit all handouts and make a copy of each Prezi so that you can modify them to suit your needs. The scheme will take you throughout the Autumn term and prepare your students for examinations in January. There is a mock exam the week before half term and one before the Christmas break as well as time to complete extra revision/cram sessions on identified weak areas. An example mock for the half term is included covering only what the students will have learnt. It is recommended past papers are used in the final mock exam. The scheme works through every topic that is stated in the 2013 Creative Digital Media Production BTEC Specification. Through teaching this unit this way I have had 100% success at Level 2 since implementation. Preferably requires centres to have access to Photoshop. Each Lesson is timed to last 1.5 hours but can be adjusted accordingly.
Creative Process Poster
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Creative Process Poster

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A poster detailing a way of working through creative projects suitable for display for creative courses. JPEG and PNG versions included
BTEC Creative Digital Media Production Level 2 - Editing, Film Production and Planning Module
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BTEC Creative Digital Media Production Level 2 - Editing, Film Production and Planning Module

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This pack contains a scheme of work allowing the delivery of the digital editing unit found on the BTEC NQF Creative Digital Media Production Specification. In the pack you will find... A full and detailed scheme of work for delivering three lessons a week (this can be adjusted as neccessary) Prezis for teaching the theory element of the course Worksheets to be completed alongside theory elements Powerpoints for developing practical activities directly linked to the theory knowledge being developed. Three assessments that have all passed BTEC Verification. Pre-Production Paperwork forms. As well as this the scheme and assignments allow you to cover multple other criterias for Unit 3 Digital Moving Image Production, Unit 12 Digital Audio Editing and Unit 2 Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product. If you wish you can also cover the entirety of Unit 2 with this pack. It is recommended that you have covered the basics of visual and audio codes before teaching this pack. Module is designed to be run throughout the second and third terms but can be adjusted.
European Film Form and History
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European Film Form and History

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This pack contains a gapped handout and presentation for teaching students about the major developments in cinematic form in 20th century Europe and Russia. I use the resources to teach Level 3 BTEC Film Studies but can be used for AS/A level or even Level 4 & 5 clases. It can be taught as an introduction or as an explanation to how Hollywood cinema made New Hollywood found its voice from Europe and Russia. The lesson guides students through Early film German Expressionism French Impressionism & Surrealism Soviet Montage Italian NeoRealism La Nouvelle Vague/French New Wave The students are engaged through tasks throughout and the lesson finishes on a student led film production task. This can be adjusted to suit centre resources.
Exploring Animation - Complete Pack
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Exploring Animation - Complete Pack

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All worksheets and presentations and a scheme of work for seven weeks of theory and practical sessions, introducing students to animation and it's different forms. Presentations look at the different styles of animation and their pioneers. Students complete research tasks and explore examples. Each theory session leads onto practical application sessions. After practical sessions are complete, students complete weekly reviews. This unit was initially designed for teaching Level 2 UAL students but easily adaptable to other curricula, particularly BTEC, as well adaptation to higher or lower levels. Recommended Time: 6 - 8 hours per week. Recommended Resources: DSLR Cameras, Editing Software, Computers, Plastercine or modelling clay, wire, Milliput, white card, black card, scissors, charcoal, Adobe Animate/Flash.
Silhouette Animation
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Silhouette Animation

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A series of handouts and a Prezi presentation introducing students to Lotte Reiniger and her style of silhouette animation. The handouts include a introduction to the topic and then handouts for students to plan their own animation, produce it and then review. Recommended in class materials -A4 black card -A3 white card -Scissors -Charcoal -White Chalk -Cameras -Tripods
Creative Digital Media Production: Level 2, Unit 8 - Scheme of Work, Handouts and Presentations
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Creative Digital Media Production: Level 2, Unit 8 - Scheme of Work, Handouts and Presentations

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Using these resources I have had 100% pass rates in the level 2 unit 8 exam since implementation. This includes merits and distinctions. It is best to support this units teaching with weekly testing (I use Kahoot). Included you will find a Scheme of Work (including aims and objectives) for teaching towards the Unit 8 exam. The scheme covers every area needed to be taught for the unit 8 exam. Alongside the scheme you will also have handouts for each relevant session as well as any additional resources (some sessions involve tasks and student presentations where handouts are not utilised). Furthermore there will be links to Prezis to accompany teaching relevant sessions. You are free to edit all handouts and make a copy of each Prezi so that you can modify them to suit your needs. The scheme will take you throughout the Autumn term and prepare your students for examinations in January. This can be adjusted if only taking the summer examinations. There is time planned for a mock exam the week before half term and one before the Christmas break as well as time to complete extra revision/cram sessions on identified weak areas. A custom mock exam can be found in my unit 1 resource pack for the half term mock. It is recommended past papers are used in the final mock exam. The scheme works through every topic that is stated in the 2013 Creative Digital Media Production BTEC Specification. Preferably requires centres to have access to Photoshop. Each Lesson is timed to last 1.5 hours but can be adjusted accordingly.
Model Animation - Willis H O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen
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Model Animation - Willis H O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen

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A lesson looking into model animation focusing on the work of key animators Willis H O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen. Pack includes a presentation and gapped handout focusing on student led learning. Suitable for BTEC and UAL as well as exploring Art & Media sessions. Recommended equipment: Computers/tablets with internet access.
Exploring Animation - Media Technical Skills: Scheme of Work
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Exploring Animation - Media Technical Skills: Scheme of Work

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A Scheme of Work for introducing students to animation techniques and the key pioneers of each field. Originally designed for teaching UAL students but easily adaptable for teaching other curricula including BTEC Media and Art courses. Aimed at teaching Level 2 students but easily adjustable to either Level 1 or Level 3. The scheme involves weekly taught sessions on each type of animation followed by workshops where students develop and produce ideas. The scheme lasts for seven weeks and aims to build into a project based around the cross media video game Clayfighter. Clayfighter scheme and resources available separately or in bundle.
Mise en Scene - Visual Codes and Conventions
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Mise en Scene - Visual Codes and Conventions

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A lesson for introducing students to the visual codes of mise-en-scene. Pack includes clear objectives, a interactive presentation, a gapped handout for active learning and application of knowledge moving from comprehension through to application and analysis. Also included are four link to TedEd lessons I have created allowing students to explore different examples. This can be used for a follow on class or set as homework for discussion in a follow-up session.
Clay and Materials Animation Lessons
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Clay and Materials Animation Lessons

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A Lesson designed around exploring materials animation. Students will explore the work of Jan Svankmajer and then go onto use the knowledge learnt to explore creating they're own animations with deeper meaning. The resource contains three handouts and a presentation. Recommended centre equipment: Junk Store Objects Plastercine/Modelling Clay Cameras Tripods Editing Software (HitFilm is free)
Hollywood: The Golden Age
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Hollywood: The Golden Age

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A presentation for teaching students about the golden age of Hollywood covering the production process, Hollywood practices, the big 5 and the little 3 and how the system collapsed.
European Film Form and History Resources with Lesson Plan
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European Film Form and History Resources with Lesson Plan

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This pack contains a highly detailed lesson plan, gapped handout and presentation for teaching students about the major developments in cinematic form in 20th century Europe and Russia. I use the resources to teach Level 3 BTEC Film Studies but can be used for AS/A level or even Level 4 & 5 clases. It can be taught as an introduction or as an explanation to how Hollywood cinema made New Hollywood found its voice from Europe and Russia. The lesson guides students through Early film German Expressionism French Impressionism & Surrealism Soviet Montage Italian NeoRealism La Nouvelle Vague/French New Wave The students are engaged through tasks throughout and the lesson finishes on a student led film production task. This can be adjusted to suit centre resources.
Purpose of story and Video Games
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Purpose of story and Video Games

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An introductory lesson for Computer Games Development and Creative Media Production students exploring the purpose, power, problems and implementation of story in video games. Features a handout and presentation.
Movie Blockbusters and High Concept Films
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Movie Blockbusters and High Concept Films

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A prezi presentation and worksheet for teaching students about the rise and continued dominance of Blockbuster films in the 70s and 80s and the idea of high concept films. Useful for teaching A Level Film Studies, Media Studies , BTEC, UAL Creative Media Production.
Silhouette Animation Prep
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Silhouette Animation Prep

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A worksheet and presentation to introduce students to the work of Lotte Reiniger and silhouette animation. Made for Level 2 students but easily adjustable to lower year learners or level 3 students. I use this teaching knowledge a UAL course but is suitable for other media qualifications or lessons as well as art lessons. The lesson is used as a precursor to a practical activity making silhouette animation.
Genre: Introduction to Codes and Conventions
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Genre: Introduction to Codes and Conventions

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A Prezi presenatation for introducing students to the terminology of genre, codes and conventions and active tasks that students use to put knowledge into practice. Lesson can last between 1.5 hours to 3 hours depending on whether you wish students to complete the final task.