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Unit 1

Movie poster mockup

Movie poster mockup

For this activity, you are going to be randomly assigned with a villain. Use this random villain…

Creating a radio drama

Creating a radio drama

As a part of this unit, you are required to work in different media forms. We’re going…

Representation

Representation

A representation is a constructed media text. Representations can take many forms, including: radio segments, newspaper articles,…

Representations in film

Representations in film

Filmmakers can use a number of techniques to establish and develop characters. Their choice of camera techniques,…

Australian Film Industry

Australian Film Industry

It’s a little known fact that Australia produced the world’s first feature length film The Story of…

Representations of villains

All media texts - whether they're documentaries, television news segments or newspaper articles - are constructed. Films are no exception and, when it comes to crafting a story, filmmakers carefully consider how they will use the language of film to establish characters and engage the audience. In this unit, we're going to take a look at how villains are established and developed in films. We will describe how codes and conventions are used to establish these characters in a variety of films and think about some of the values that might influence their characterisation. For this unit of work you will: create a mockup movie poster about a villain; analyse the representation of villains in feature films; storyboard a sequence establishing a villain; script, record and edit a radio drama featuring your villain; shoot a short sequence establishing this villainous character.

Creating a radio drama

Creating a radio drama

As a part of this unit, you are required to work in different media forms. We’re going…

Movie poster mockup

Movie poster mockup

For this activity, you are going to be randomly assigned with a villain. Use this random villain…

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Representation

For Outcome 1, you will examine how different things – such as people places, organisations and ideas – are represented in the media. You will learn about how media representations are constructed using a complex series of codes and conventions. While these media representations may seem realistic, we have to remember that they are merely constructions and therefore different from our direct experience of reality.

Gender in Advertising

Gender in Advertising

When it comes to representations of gender, advertisers often fall back on well established gender stereotypes. ACTIVITY…

Gender in Movie Posters

Gender in Movie Posters

Movie posters are a type of representation. As we have discussed in class, representations can reflect the…

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Media forms in production

Grindhouse Poster

Grindhouse Poster

Ever wanted to create your own grindhouse style poster? Maybe you’re remixing the poster for an existing…

Noir Comics

Noir Comics

As part of their VCE Media studies, my students are creating their own film-noir style comics in…

Photo Retouching

Photo Retouching

Here you’ll learn some of the techniques that magazine editors and advertisers use to make models look…

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Australian Stories

Australian Film Industry

Australian Film Industry

It’s a little known fact that Australia produced the world’s first feature length film The Story of…

Australian Media Ownership

Australian Media Ownership

In Australia, there are three different types of media organisations: government, commercial and community. GOVERNMENT Government media…

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