Film & Visual Effects
Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area.
Film & Visual Effects involves the creation of short films for presentation to a specific audience. In this subject students will:
continue development of skills relating to the various components of planning and creating video productions for a purpose
develop understanding of pre-production planning, cinematography, digital video editing, manipulating soundtracks and post-production techniques
further development of video editing software skills, utilising the DSLR cameras and lighting equipment
analysis of their ideas, research appropriate topics and develop their conceptual drawings before making their final products
apply and integrate visual effect skills across their media products
analyse and response to existing film-based examples
The course will include assessment through practical skill development, an investigation and product presented in a multimodal format.
Students will be required to work both collaboratively and independently on large scale products – students with strong time management skills and the ability to manage their own self directed learning will have an advantage in this course.
Students will have the opportunity to enter their works in the NMHS Shortcuts Film Festival. More information can be found at http://nmhsshortcuts.weebly.com.
This course may involve an excursion for filming, which may be at some cost to the students (maximum $15.00).
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