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Series: Visual Arts


3 Cs for Impact

3 Cs for Impact

Learn how to create impactful photos using the 3 Cs: closeness, colour, and contrast.
9/11: Art from Ashes

9/11: Art from Ashes

September 11, 2001 is a day etched into the memories of millions. Art around the world is being used to explore and understand.
Aboriginal Art: Materials and Practice

Aboriginal Art: Materials and Practice

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this programme may contain images and sounds that may relate to deceased persons. Aboriginal art is world-renowned when it comes to dot paintings. There is, however, an...Show More
Aboriginal Art: Philosophy and Culture

Aboriginal Art: Philosophy and Culture

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this programme may contain images and sounds that may relate to deceased persons. Aboriginal art is world renowned when it comes to dot paintings. There is however an...Show More
Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism

By showing people that art can be used to express what we feel, rather than what we see, Abstract Expressionism changed how we define what art is.
American Abstract Expressionism: The Cold War and the CIA

American Abstract Expressionism: The Cold War and the CIA

Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock represented the liberal ideals of freedom of speech and self-expression in the United States. This video explores the historical context behind the birth of American Abstract Expressionism,...Show More
American Pop Art: Popular Culture and Paparazzi

American Pop Art: Popular Culture and Paparazzi

American pop artists such as Andy Warhol were inspired by their firsthand experiences of mass production and consumerism. This video explores the historical context behind the birth of American Pop Art, from its beginnings in the post-war...Show More
Aperture

Aperture

Learn about the aperture of a lens, and how it is used to control the brightness of your lens, and the effect it can have on your photos.
Auto Exposure

Auto Exposure

Learn about the four auto modes in a camera, and the different levels of control that they give you.
Black and White

Black and White

Learn about why you might choose to use black and white photography rather than colour.
Celtic Art

Celtic Art

Discover who the Celts were and what types of art they produced in this engaging and light-hearted programme. From metalwork to illuminated manuscripts to iconic knotted patterns, the world of Celtic art has a rich history that continues to amaze...Show More
Colour

Colour

The element of colour is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks, including Vasily Kandinsky’s ‘Painting with Green Center’, Paul Cézanne’s ‘Still Life with Apples and a Pot of...Show More
Colour

Colour

Learn about how colour is captured by cameras and how it's displayed using red, green and blue light.
Creative Process

Creative Process

In this Miniclip, students are introduced to practical strategies to help form an effective creative workflow for tackling a project of their own. Students will learn how to develop an idea through brainstorming, how to create an appropriate...Show More
Depth of Field

Depth of Field

Depth of field is a stylistic choice and can be manipulated by changing the aperture of lens to include more detail in the background of your photos.
Don't Be Square

Don't Be Square

To make your photos have a sense of depth, play around with angles and avoid having your subjects square with the camera.
Federal Art Project

Federal Art Project

Thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ambitious New Deal plan, American artists were able to keep working during the Great Depression. The work they produced remains a key part of the American landscape.
Form

Form

The element of form is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of Stever’s ‘Vanitas Still Life’, ‘Rocking Chair’ by Harvey Ellis and ‘Pendant with a Triton Riding a Unicorn-like Sea...Show More
Frida Kahlo: Self-Awareness

Frida Kahlo: Self-Awareness

In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key...Show More
Getting a Sharp Picture

Getting a Sharp Picture

There are several elements to getting a sharp image. Learn how to reduce blur by using the focus, aperture, ISO and other important elements.
Hard and Soft Light

Hard and Soft Light

Learn the difference between hard and soft light, and how they can be used to create different effects in photos.
How a Digital Camera Works

How a Digital Camera Works

Learning to take great pictures begins with a solid understanding of camera settings and the effects they produce. This introduction to how a digital camera works looks at lens types, focus, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and exposure....Show More
Impress with Impressionists

Impress with Impressionists

It’s hard to believe paintings of water lilies could be controversial, but that was exactly the case for the Impressionists. This is the story of a group of rebellious artists whose unconventional style stunned French critics and became the...Show More
Inca Art

Inca Art

Adventurers might still be on the hunt for El Dorado, the fabled city of gold, but there’s plenty of treasure right here in this engaging introduction to the gold-loving, sun-adoring, llama-farming Incas and their art. Comprising a host of...Show More
ISO

ISO

ISO ratings are given to the light sensitivity of different films for analogue cameras and to the light senors in digital cameras. They can be used to benchmark all cameras, and can be changed to change exposure levels in photos.