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Unit Planner: Year 10 Media

ster Elective
ame: Year 10 Media
Enduring Understandings Unit Description

Media provides students with an opportunity to learn Year 10 Media students will have the opportunity to
aphy and filmmaking skills. Importantly, students learn explore and develop media productions using the late
kills by developing and producing their own digital media digital video and photographic technologies. Students
ons. learn the necessary technical and practical skills to
capture and manipulate reality as they see or imagine
an ever, digital media shapes our everyday lives. It is a They will develop an understanding of key pre-produc
of information, social interaction, entertainment and post-production, marketing processes and also exam
on. Year 10 Media is a subject designed to help students how different audiences respond to and interpret med
and, interpret and make sense of this rapidly changing works.
digital media technologies. Students will gain valuable
roduction and analysis skills, knowledge that will not only During Term 1, students will gain valuable DSLR
s important foundations for VCE Media studies, but also in photography skills during the LEAP photography
pacity as future consumers and producers of media texts. challenge. Here, students develop an extensive
photography portfolio as they undertake weekly
photography challenges, the culmination of which is t
Essential Questions/Skills
production of their own photographic series.
earn to safely use media technologies such as film
meras, sound recording equipment, editing software In Term 2, students study classic film techniques as t
se and understand structure, intent, character, settings, plan and produce their own short - 30 second thriller
ewpoints and genre conventions in media art compositions films. The unit then explores how Australian settings
pplication of the media elements such as time, space, locations are used as a narrative device in film. From
und, movement and lighting to media arts practice here, students will work collaboratively to plan, produ
nalyse the way in which audiences make meaning and promote their own film project based in a
quintessentially Australian location. The unit will conc
onsider social and cultural contexts that shape the purpose with an exhibition/screening, showcasing students
nd processes when producing media art projects across the semester for family, peers and the
valuate the social and ethical implications of media arts wider school community.
nderstand and consider regulatory issues when using
edia technologies
evelop a strong understanding of your roles as artist and
udience

Descriptors from Victorian Curriculum

Manipulate media representations to identify and examine social and cultural values and beliefs.
and
Experiment with ideas and stories that manipulate media elements, and genre conventions to construct new and alternative viewpoints
in images, sounds and text.

Develop and refine media production skills to integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements in images, sounds and text to
represent a story, purpose, meaning and style.
Arts

Plan, structure and design media artworks for a range of purposes that challenge the expectations of specific audiences by particular
use of media elements, technologies and production processes.
Analyse and evaluate how technical and symbolic elements are manipulated in media artworks to challenge representations framed by
social beliefs and values in different community and institutional contexts.
and

Analyse and evaluate a range of media artworks from contemporary and past times, including the media artworks of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples, to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their media arts making.

and Plan, produce and distribute media artworks for a range of community, institutional contexts and different audiences, and consider
social, ethical and regulatory issues.

g Goals for Students


rand/Sub-strand 1. Photography Skills: LEAP challenge portfolio and photographic series

Vic Curric: Plan, structure and design media artworks for a range of purposes that challenge the expectations of sp
audiences by particular use of media elements, technologies and production processes

rand/Sub-strand 3. Hitchcock film analysis and 30 second thriller film


VC: Experiment with ideas and stories that manipulate media elements, and genre conventions to construct new a
alternative viewpoints in images, sounds and text.

rand/Sub-strand 2. Australian Locations and Narrative/ Video Essay + Location-based film project

VC Analyse and evaluate a range of media artworks from contemporary and past times, to explore differing viewpo
and enrich their media arts making

VC Analyse and evaluate how technical and symbolic elements are manipulated in media artworks to challenge
representations framed by social beliefs and values in different community and institutional contexts
ent Evidence
ent Task 1: Photographic Series - Leap Photo Challenge
ent Task 2: Short Film - 30 Second Thriller
ent Task 3: Video Essay - The Australian Landscape as a character in film
ent Task 4: Short film- Location shoot

Students at the expected level Students below the expected Students above the expected
level

earn about the functions of a digital With guidance students take photos which Students effectively and creativel
era and including, aperture, shutter demonstrate a developing understanding of manipulate the digital SLR camer
O, and lighting, and use these to the digital SLR camera functions; aperture, functions, aperture, ISO, shutter
eries of photographs which shutter speed, ISO and lighting. speed and lighting to create a ser
lly exploit these traits. of dynamic and well executed
photographs.

he analysis of a range of Hitchcock Through the analysis of a range of Students effectively and creativel
dents study and understand the term Hitchcock films, students begin to employ the style of Pure Cinema
ema and use this knowledge to develop an understanding of the create their own atmospheric sho
ir own short film which uses term Pure Cinema and start to use film which effectively uses
graphy rather than dialogue to create it as a cinemagraphic technique in cinematography to tell a story rath
their own short film. than dialogue.

earn how the Australian Landscape has With guidance students demonstrate a Students effectively and
used as a driving force in Australian developing understanding of how the creatively use the Australian
d as a character unto itself. They Australian landscape may be used as a Landscape as a distinct
search and demonstrate this knowledge character in film. They experiment with character and artistic device
e creation of an informative Video Essay. some locations and create a basic video
for creating atmosphere. They
essay.
explore, research and create
an informative and innovative
Video Essay