Students are invited to step into the world of the horror and action genres through researching, planning and producing film. They explore the origins of the horror genre, its formation from Art House and World Cinema, and current trends in popular culture. Students learn how to apply special effects in costuming and makeup, and experiment with audio and lighting to create their own comedy-horror genre piece. They continue with the investigation of action film genres, exploring how narratives are set up with ‘good versus evil’ conflict. Students will look at character roles, setting and mise-en-scene to produce a short film. Students are taught a range of action film techniques including whip pans, cutting on action, and speed ramping to create movement and pace.
The assessment tasks focus on the development of practical skills that result in the production of audio-visual work.
Media helps prepare for the ATAR and General Media Production and Analysis course, and Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) Diploma Film Studies in Years 11 and 12.