Students may borrow School digital SLR cameras, video cameras, microphones and tripods however it is helpful if they have their own.
This unit provides students with a foundation for VCE Media Units 1-4 and introduces the exciting world of media production, including digital photography and film making.
Students examine how and why the media constructs and reflects reality and how audiences engage with, consume, read, create and produce media products.
With a focus on planning narratives and developing technical skills using a digital SLR camera and associated image and sound editing software, students produce high quality media products for specific audiences. These include; podcasts, image sequences and short film sequences.
Students gain an understanding of issues in relation to social media regulation within the broader context of content control and media influence.
What are media codes and conventions?
How are media products designed, produced, consumed and analysed?
How and why is the media content controlled?
Areas of study
Students acquire technical skills using a digital SLR camera for the purpose of producing their own image sequences. Image composition, enhancement and manipulation is explored.
Analytical skills in de-coding media images are developed.
Audio Visual Folio
Students co-produce their own podcasts and short film sequence working through the stages of pre production, production and post production.
Students gain skills in critical analysis of the production elements as they contribute to the narrative structure in media stories.
Students examine issues in relation to new media communications and the associated content control.
Planning and Production of an image sequence.
Analysis of professional media images.
Audio Visual Folio.
Media stories are planned and produced in audio and video formats.
Code and conventions employed within film stories are analysed.
Students undertake an examination at the conclusion of the course.