Film & Visual Effects

Year 9
Subject Information

Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area.

Subject Description

Film & Visual Effects involves the creation of short films for presentation to a specific audience. In this subject students will:


  • be introduced to the various components of planning and creating video productions for a purpose.

  • learn about pre-production planning, cinematography, digital video editing, manipulating soundtracks and post-production techniques

  • be introduced to video editing software skills, utilising DSLR cameras and lighting equipment

  • analyse their ideas, research appropriate topics and develop 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

Course Fees


Additional Costs

This course may involve an excursion for filming, which may be at some cost to the students (maximum $15.00).

Criterion A:

Knowing & Understanding

Criterion C:

Thinking Creatively

Criterion B:

Developing Skills

Criterion D:


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