Stage 2

Creative Arts: Film

Assumed Knowledge

Students who have completed Film & Visual Effects A or B or have completed a media based subject at Stage 1 will have an advantage, but this is not essential.



Focus Capabilities

Information & Communication Technology, Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal & Social

Related Subject
Subject Description

Students will complete their study of Film (Creative Arts) will work towards the development of a portfolio of work that outlines an inquiry, the development of practical skills and the creation of a major film.

Students Inquiry assignment will allow them to delve into the analysis of a film(s), exploring the cultural context of the film as well as a variety of film elements (Cinematography, Critical response and reception, Editing, Filmmakers’ influences, intention and vision, Genre, codes and conventions, Mise en Scene, Motifs, symbols and themes, Narrative Structure & Sound).

Students will work in small production teams where emphasis is placed on filmmaking process (i.e. ideation, scripting, storyboarding, practising camera shots, etc.) as well as a product (i.e. development of visual effects, editing videos for public screening).

Students will be will continue to develop advanced knowledge, understanding and skills using professional film equipment (DJI Osmo+, Nikon D5300) and software (Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects).

Students will be required to work both collaboratively and independently across a range of assessment tasks. Students with strong time management skills will have an advantage in this course.

Students will have the opportunity to enter their works in the NMHS Shortcuts Film Festival. Examples of students final work can be found on the schools YouTube Channel

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $40.00). Students must purchase a 4GB (minimum) SD card for storage of digital files.​

Assessment Type 1:

Investigation: Students complete an investigation focusing on the elements of Mise en Scene, Todorov's Narrative Theory and Characterisation.

Assessment Type 2:

Products: Students complete two products, one focused on the development of a script and the other on the creation of a film.

Assessment Type 3:

Practical Skills: This the SACE External Task for this subject. Students will create a 12 minute video outlining the development of 8 skills relevant to their short films.

Assessment Type 4:


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