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Moving Image Arts Department

Head of Subject:

Mr Colum Meyler

Aim: To help our students develop their creative and critical abilities through hands-on learning in the craft of filmmaking.

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.

Ingmar Bergman, Director

The moving image is a key driver of the creative industries. The rapid growth of digital media technologies has made the creative industries increasingly accessible and attractive to young people. The impact of these developments is being felt within the classroom, where students are seeking opportunities to learn technical skills and express themselves creatively.

A Level

Unit

Summary of Content

AS 1: Creative Production: Foundation Portfolio

  • Film Language
  • Film Planning
  • Film Production

AS 2: Critical Response

Critical analysis of three unseen moving image clips chosen from the specification’s two compulsory moving image art forms: Film and Animation.

A2 1: Creative Production and Research: Advanced Portfolio ;

  • Film Language
  • Film Planning
  • Film Production

A2 2: Critical Response and Specialisation

Critical analysis of three unseen moving image clips chosen from the specification’s two compulsory moving image art forms: Film and Animation.

 

GCSE Level

 

Unit 1: Acquisition of Skills in Moving Image Production;
Unit 2: Planning and Making a Moving Image Product; and
Unit 3: Critical Response to Moving Image Products.

Each unit is outlined in more detail below:

Unit 1: Acquisition of Skills in Moving Image Production 
Students practise two of the following film language areas:

  • camera technique;
  • sound;
  • mise-en-scène;
  • lighting;
  • editing;
  • animation; and/or
  • post production.

Unit 2: Planning and Making a Moving Image Product
Students produce their own moving image product (either a live action film or an animation). This unit takes the form of an externally set assignment (ESA).

Unit 3: Critical Response to Moving Image Products 
Students learn how to critically analyse film and animation. They develop knowledge and understanding of film language, genre conventions and visual style.

 

 

 

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