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Morag Larsen | Friday June 19, 2015

Categories: KS3, GCSE, A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Film Language, Representation, Production Zone, Moving Image Production, Research, Film Research, Scriptwriting, Starters, Storyboarding

Introducing our DVD & Book Resources for Film & Media

Editsense & Filmsense £69.00+VAT (30% off)

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‘Editsense is a new approach to learning about film language and film-making’.

This is an interactive DVD with excellent, practical examples of film - perfect for teachers of moving image, be it English, Creative and Digital Media or Film Studies.

It has over fifty video examples and includes materials for the introduction and revision of film. There are no audio clips.

The site licence is now available for £69.00+VAT. This is a 30% discount from the original price of...

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Making Movies Make Sense DVD | An Interactive Guide to Using Film »

Richard Gent | Monday September 17, 2012

Categories: KS3, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Analysis, Film Analysis, Shot Analysis, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Film Language, Representation, Starters, KS3 Film Studies Starters

What is Making Movies Make Sense?

‘Making Movies Make Sense’ is an all-new interactive resource to help you run film viewing and filmmaking activities with children and young people.

Making Movies Make Sense shows you:

  • What equipment you need
  • The key principles: camera, lighting, sound and editing
  • How to make a film step by step: planning, filming and editing
  • Practical activities for classroom and out-of-school contexts
  • What films to use

Making Movies Make Sense is illustrated with dozens of video clips and still images. The disc also includes printable PDFs and unedited...

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KS5 Film Studies Starters »

Nicole Ponsford | Wednesday September 12, 2012

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC A2, Hot Entries, Starters, KS5 Film Studies Starters

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Synergy Starter

Ask students to come up with as many ways that they can use synergy to sell a film. You can give them the genre / narrative, or get them to come up with this. Works best in small groups. Compare and add to one another’s ideas. See What is Synergy? for assistance.

Explore The Theory ICT

Give the students a range of film theories to explore. You can share these out amongst the group, or get them to focus on one a lesson so you can discuss it later. Examples include Post Colonialism, Marxism and Surrealism. See here for more examples.

Back Through Time ICT

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KS4 Film Studies Starters »

Nicole Ponsford | Wednesday September 12, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Hot Entries, Starters, KS4 Film Studies Starters

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A-Z of Films

Students are to think as many films as they can either for one letter: ‘A’ is for Amelie, American Pyscho. Or they have to think of one for A, then B etc.

Test Your Technical Knowledge

Show a music video and get the students to write down as many examples of a moving image technique:

  • Camerawork
  • Editing
  • Sound
  • Mise En Scene
  • Special Effects

As music videos are about 3 minutes long, you have time for them to discuss/ share their thoughts as a class.

A Mix Up

Using key words, jumble up the words and get students to write them correctly with a definition....

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