I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your child this year. Media Studies is a brand new subject which has been added to the EMS lower secondary carousel alongside ICT & Art/Design. Media is a fun and proactive subject where the students will get an opportunity to use our state of the art media equipment in our specially customised media room.
The subject will be planned to cover relevant topics in today’s modern world to make sure that students are aware of the technological environment that is around them. Our main focus will be based on the use of social media and how it can affect and influence our everyday lives by using it appropriately. Students will acquire skills in editing sound and videography, incorporating them into their exciting project which will enhance their learning prospects on what media is all about. It will be a great stepping stone that will eventually provide an opportunity for future study.
My name is Mr Imran and I will be the sole teacher covering this subject. I have a background in technology and have a passion for technology and how it is used to enhance our lives for the better. Having taught in the Middle East for the past 8 years I have accustomed to the culture and beyond. I will aim to provide a fantastic learning experience of new skills, understanding of our social culture through media and how to deal with it in a positive manner through our curriculum.
I look forward to working with your child. I welcome questions or comments, and am looking forward to a great year!
Green Screen Image Editing
Camera Shots & Angles
Social Media - Negative/Positive Effects
A project has been created which will take students through the 10 weeks of study. The project will be based on a research investigation and design implementation which will lead to a finalised video to be presented.
The key media skills that they will be learning and the editing software they will be using are as follows:
Search engine optimisation
- Using Google (research skills)
Image Editing – GIMP2.0
- Image manipulation and Editing (design)
- Cropping / reshaping / hue / saturation / retouching / layering.
Video Editing – Camera Shots & Angles / Movie-maker
- Image transitions / frame lapse / time-lapse / cutting / overriding / volume / credits.
- Microsoft Word/PowerPoint/Publisher
Assessment will be based through mini projects: How to use social media appropriately / How images are manipulated / Photography styles & techniques / Green screen image editing. Various skills and techniques will be gained through the use of multimedia technology.