1. Film trailers
In pairs, analyse and review two film trailers representing different genres. One should be a film you would like to see and the other a film you would not. Your film trailers must be different to any other group in the class. Task sheet.
to produce a trailer for your own film which must:
2. Documentary films
Analysis: Man on Wire OR Consuming Kids
After watching a selection of documentary films, you will write a brief report evaluating three of the techniques used in one of them (250-300 words). Task sheet.
In groups of 2-3 you will produce a 3-5 minute television documentary on a topic of your choosing. Your documentary should aim to entertain your audience, but also provide educational and informative content. Task sheet. Download the planning guide HERE
Research the history and future of radio by completing this "internet scavenge". Download the attached doc and submit your completed task on schoology.com. Task sheet
Radio is a competitive market. Listeners are quick to change stations or just ‘tune out’. Advertisements for particular radio shows must grab the audience’s attention through the way they sound and the content they present. They must communicate very clearly and they often repeat key details. Your task is to produce a 30 second advertisement
4. mixed media
Produce a virtual CV. This is a web-based document that advertises your skills in a creative way. One key feature of virtual CV is how they harness the power of digital story-telling. They engage the reader by not just conveying information but drawing the reader into a story. Task sheet
See examples here, here and here. Want more? Check out this one.
5. Short Film
Choose one of the following frames to make a short film (1-3 mins):
1. One Perspective: Film the whole sequence from one person’s point of view. You will not see that person. The other characters are not aware they are being watched. You need to use at least two different locations.
2. The Quiet Task: A task is completed during the sequence. The only words used as ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Use at least one pan and one low angle shot. Use only one location.
3. The Chase: Film a chase sequence. At least one character is caught. Include a tracking shot.
4. The Test: Two or more characters are doing a test. It does not have to be an exam, though it can’t be dangerous. Use at least two close ups to show emotions.
5. Uber-narrator: Use a pre-recorded audio track (song, poem, stand-up comedy etc) as the narration and/or sound track for your film. Produce a visual representation to highlight the narrative (story line) of the audio.
A more detailed PPT on the background of this task can be accessed here.