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Media Studies


Rabbit-Proof Fence in Context

Literary Contexts: Australian Texts

In the 20th century, discriminatory assimilation policies – made by the Australian government – had a devastating impact on First Nations people. This video explores the historical and social context of Phillip Noyce’s 2002 film...Show More

The Drover's Wife in Context

Literary Contexts: Australian Texts

Life on the frontier was often harsh and violent but it was particularly demanding – and dangerous – for Settler women and First Nations people. This video explores the historical and social context of Leah Purcell’s 2021 film “The...Show More

The Sapphires in Context

Literary Contexts: Australian Texts

The 1960s was a time of political and social change as First Nations people fought against discrimination for their civil rights. This video explores the historical and social context of Wayne Blair’s 2012 film “The Sapphires”.
Plot Summary

Plot Summary

Flying through Film: Lucy Walker - Waste Land

Can art really change people’s lives? Join us as we follow Vik Muniz’s artistic adventure into Brazil’s biggest dumpsite—Jardim Gramacho. There he will engage the help of several ‘catadores’ (recyclable material pickers) to make big,...Show More
Context

Context

Flying through Film: Lucy Walker - Waste Land

How did a British filmmaker fall in love with landfills? Waste Land is Lucy Walker’s love letter to Brazil’s most resourceful people—the catadores. Join us to find out what inspired her and how she linked up with Brazilian artist Vik Muniz...Show More
Summary: Part 3 (0:59:55–1:36:17)

Summary: Part 3 (0:59:55–1:36:17)

Flying through Film: Lucy Walker - Waste Land

After the shocking crime at the headquarters for the Association of Pickers, the catadores’ spirits are lifted by their amazing progress in the studio. But the hour of truth is approaching: how much will the portraits sell for? Vik travels to...Show More
Summary: Part 1 (0:00:00–0:31:33)

Summary: Part 1 (0:00:00–0:31:33)

Flying through Film: Lucy Walker - Waste Land

Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz has made it big in the US. Now he’s returning to Brazil for his next project: a portrait series using garbage. Watch as Vik enters Brazil’s biggest landfill and meets the people who work there: the catadores....Show More
Summary: Part 2 (0:31:34–0:59:54)

Summary: Part 2 (0:31:34–0:59:54)

Flying through Film: Lucy Walker - Waste Land

Vik and Fabio select their portrait candidates from among the catadores. Inspiration for the project starts to flow as the catadores embrace the process. When Vik gathers the catadores in his studio, the teamwork begins and a masterpiece takes...Show More
The 12 Principles of Animation

The 12 Principles of Animation

Miniclips

What is animation? This Miniclip explores how animators bring characters and objects to life. These 12 principles of animation were first introduced by Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in 1981. Today, animators around the globe...Show More
Creative Process

Creative Process

Miniclips

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
Sequences

Sequences

Filmmaking for Photographers

In photography everything depends on that single image, however in film no single image stands on its own. In filmmaking everything we see on screen is a sequence, and understanding how we construct them is essential to filmmaking. In this...Show More
Movement

Movement

Filmmaking for Photographers

The biggest difference between photography and film is movement. It's not just how we move but why. In this lesson Philip explains the reasoning behind movement in filmmaking. We will look at the different styles of movement, from basic handheld...Show More
Working with Light

Working with Light

Filmmaking for Photographers

In this episode Philip explores light and the different approach you require for filmmaking. We'll look at filming exteriors, how we're affected by factors like the time of day or year, the weather, the location, and how the movement of that...Show More
Setup and Audio

Setup and Audio

Filmmaking for Photographers

In this first episode, Philip shows you what you will need to turn your stills camera into a filmmaking machine and get the most out of it. Then we look at the first major difference between stills and film (and something that is equally...Show More
Story and Narrative

Story and Narrative

Filmmaking for Photographers

It's stories that make us watch films, without them our attention span is very limited. As a species we communicate through stories and have passed down our history and lessons for millenia. In this modern age where we have so much content around...Show More
Post Production

Post Production

Filmmaking for Photographers

One of the biggest differences between photography and video is the amount of time you spend in post production. Editing video can be very time-intensive, even for experienced filmmakers. In this episode Philip takes us through key post steps...Show More
How to Record a Podcast

How to Record a Podcast

Creative Careers

Follow radio presenter and producer Keith Law as he demonstrates how to create a podcast.
How to Create a Storyboard

How to Create a Storyboard

Creative Careers

Follow animator Daniel McGarrigle as he demonstrates the art of storyboarding films.
Oprah Winfrey: Effective Communication

Oprah Winfrey: Effective Communication

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey's unique communication skills helped her succeed in a male-dominated industry and give voice to working people. When children learn about inspirational people who...Show More
How to Inspire Positive Social Change

How to Inspire Positive Social Change

Producing Videos for Change

Making your audience care about your message is a skill that many filmmakers continue to develop throughout their careers. This programme looks at seven easy ways to ensure a video’s message about social change hits its audience exactly where...Show More
How to Get Started on Your Video for Change

How to Get Started on Your Video for Change

Producing Videos for Change

In this short video, Charlie shows you the basics of how to get started on creating a video to inspire change in society. With four easy-to-follow tips, viewers will learn the importance of background research, choosing the right message, and...Show More
4 Tips to Get Maximum Impact with Minimum Resources

4 Tips to Get Maximum Impact with Minimum Resources

Producing Videos for Change

Without an unlimited budget or a fully-kitted-out film studio, it might seem nearly impossible to produce a professional looking video that will capture an audience’s attention. In this short video, Shamita explains four easy tips that will...Show More
Deconstructing Colour I

Deconstructing Colour I

Directing Colour

With production wrapped on the commercial, Ollie brings us into the grading suite to discuss how contrast can be introduced in post-production to add depth. Ollie also shows us examples from ‘The Crown’ to reinforce this.
Deconstructing Colour III

Deconstructing Colour III

Directing Colour

In the final episode of the series Ollie delves into the most exciting part of colour grading - conveying mood and eliciting emotion with colour. He shows us how this is used so effectively in ‘Whiplash’, where colour becomes a signifier to...Show More
Colour Management

Colour Management

Directing Colour

With everything now set to record, Ollie focuses on how simple colour and contrast management in production can maximise the quality of your digital negative. From using probes to ensure camera monitors are calibrated, to using charts to ensure...Show More