Photographic and Digital Media Years 7–10: Advice on Programming and Assessment
Teaching, learning and assessment activities
Critical and Historical Interpretations
Each group is required to:
submit a proposal which identifies both a space and a significant social issue such as racism, gender roles or youth culture
submit a storyboard which includes shots, sequence, transitions, titles, voice and music as appropriate to group intentions
submit a detailed team proposal for responsibility and role in the pre-production, production and post-production of the video work
present the first cut of the work to another group for critiquing and saved to CD for teacher
present the final work to the whole class
submit the video saved to CD for assessment together with their Photographic and Digital Media journals documenting their individual filming diaries and contributions to the group production of the video work.
During the presentation and viewing of the completed videos, students in the class assume the role of a film critic or reviewer and take notes to form a critical account of one selected video work. Students write a preview of the video for a weekly magazine and a more extended review of another presentation to be included in a newspaper or film magazine featuring new releases, and as part of the program for the school’s film festival.
A copy of the video on CD and other significant production is archived as part of each student’s Photographic and Digital Media portfolio.
Student videos are exhibited as part of a class ‘film festival’, world premiere screening.
Evidence of learning
Detailed video log allows teachers to monitor individual and collaborative planning and production of video. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively, mastery of technology and applications, critical understanding of film editing can be observed.
Evidence of understanding function and characteristics of film criticism and audience in submitted preview and review.
12Peer and teacher oral feedback and assistance during all stages of video planning and production and after screening. Teacher’s written comments in Photographic and Digital Media journal as each stage of submission is completed.
13Peer and teacher discussion during class, teacher observation of Photographic and Digital Media journal documentation.
14Written feedback from teacher and self-reflection and peer assessment sheets.