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April 6, 2018

My Year 11’s were tasked with the creative challenge of making a retro poster for a famous band who would be touring our local area soon.

The idea was that the students had to use, modify and adapt the skills that we had so far learnt in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illust...

November 22, 2017

My Year 12's finished their year long HSC Multimedia Major Projects a few weeks ago with outstanding results. Most of the students planned, designed and created their own personal brand or explored an idea which showcased their multiple skills in creative digital media...

August 23, 2017

A video editing technique that I wanted my Year 11's to practice was a strobe edit. This type of edit is used a lot in the creation of movie trailers (which is the project they are currently working on) and is often synchronised with music and sound effects. The effect...

August 3, 2017

I thought a nice introduction for my Year 9's into animation was to create a Flip Book that we would turn into an animated Gif using Adobe Photoshop. Im sure that everyone of us has a nostalgic memory or two of creating these at some time or another at school by using...

July 19, 2017

The next project that my Year 9 Multimedia Students got to create a was a postcard. We discussed how a postcard is an object that a town can use to advertise itself to encourage people to visit as well as deliver the senders message. The students had to create their po...

June 27, 2017

The project for my Year 10 Multimedia class this term was to create a short 1-2 minute video using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Their videos had to incorporate a special effect. The special effect that the students chose to use in the example i have incl...

June 10, 2017

Our Year 9 students completed their first project in Multimedia. They had to produce a collage by using Adobe Photoshop and their own photographs. The requirements of the task were as follows

A photograph of an everyday item that could pass for an alien  spaceship

A Pose...

June 9, 2017

The last thing to complete this activity was to record some sound. We hooked up the Rode directional microphones to the DSLR cameras and used these to record the audio. We did this with the lens caps on the cameras. We then returned to the places where the recordings w...

May 5, 2017

My Year 10's Continued on with their continuity editing and we added some letterboxing to our footage which are basically black bars that appear at the top and bottom of a movie sometimes. This can also add to the cinematic quality of a film. 

We also dis...

May 5, 2017

In this series of lessons I had with my Year 10 Multimedia students we did an exercise on continuity film making and editing. Continuity editing is a technique used by film makers in where you film the action from two or three different shot sizes. The actors performan...

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