Year 12 Media Production & Analysis Unit 3 & 4

Course Outline 2019

 

Week Content Assessment

Term 1

1

Intro and overview of course content and requirements. Syllabus, course outline, assessment outline, assessment tasks.

Define film art and aesthetic. Media institutions. Independent v Mainstream.

Media languages – System of communication, Narrative, codes and conventions

§ impact of funding on production and distribution

§ multiple plots, viewpoints and manipulation of narrative structure

Production – Major Institutions and independents

§ Independent producers operate within mainstream media institutions

 
2

Task 1: Practical (production)

Introduce the production task to students – Task 1A, 1B and 1C. Even though only one complete production task (Task 1C) needs to be produced, students will be required to complete the pre-production phase for two productions; one based on Unit 3 – Media art (Task 1A), and one for Unit 4 – Power and persuasion (Task 1B). After teacher consultation, the students will then decide the best one to produce.

 
3-6

Narrative, codes and conventions, Genres, Production and Audience Context. Auteur figures. German Expressionism. Animation. Experimental Film. Surrealism. Film Noir.

Analyse film and film history in the context of:

Media languages – narrative, codes and conventions

§ film aesthetics in different times

§ film techniques, codes and conventions used to challenge audience expectations

Representation

§ how media aesthetics construct representations

§ media as a vehicle to challenge representations

Audience – audiences

§ how media, cultural contexts and audiences values work together to make meaning

 Audience – subcultures

§ auteur figures and personal expression in film

Audience – media trends

§ changing audiences, expectations and values

Production – production contexts

§ comparing media aesthetics in different contexts and/or eras

§ values in the production and context and/or film eras

§ cultural influences that have contributed to changes in film

§ formal and informal censorship that impacts film content

Due Wk 6: Production 1A Art Film (Pre Production)
7-8

“Film Art” Produce an essay from findings under invigilated conditions.

Review Task 1B – Persuasive Documentary

Media languages – narrative, codes and conventions

§ persuasive techniques, codes and conventions

§ manipulating selection, emphasis and omission to construct point of view

Representation

§ comparing representations in media work

Audience – audiences

§ how media, contexts and audiences work together to make meaning

§ how media construct perceptions of issues or topics

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Due: Task 2 : ‘Film Art’ Essay
9 Cultural context, values, attitudes and ideologies represented within the films.   
10

Complete Pre-production 1B.

Complete Task 3.

Due: Production 1B Power & Persuasion (Pre Production)

Due: Task 3 Film Styles

Term 2

1

Task 1C: Production

Students are to select either 1A or 1B pre-production plans, storyboard and/or script to produce for Task 1C: Short film production

 
2 Audience expectations and values. Auteur figures.  
3 Complete Response Task 4. Due: Response Task 4 –Short answer questions
4 Exam Preparation  
5-6 Written Exam Task 5 Task 5: EXAM 30%
7-9

Begin Task 6: Response

Production

 
10

Complete response task 6.

Filming, production & editing

Due: Task 6 Report Global Issue

Term 3

1-4

Editing, post production effects, development of the individual documentation of production process (5 pages) ready for ATAR submission  
5 Task 1C Due. Complete with 5 pages for submission to ATAR Due: Production 1C Finished Film + 5 pages for external exam
6 Task 7: Extended question response

Due:Task 7: Response

Extended question

7-8 Exam Preparation  
9 Exam Exam 30%
Term 4    
1-3 Review Results and Examination Feedback  
     

This document is subject to revision.

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