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!
Camera Shots & Angles
How Social Media Influences Society
Film & Production
The project will cover all the criteria required over the 10 week carousel period. 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 – Moviemaker
· Image transitions / frame lapse / time-lapse / cutting / overriding / volume / credits.
Sound Editing – Audacity
· Device Toolbar manages multiple recording and playback devices.
· Level meters can monitor volume levels before, during and after recording.
· Record from microphone
· Dub over existing tracks to create multi-track recordings.
You will create a special short film (3-5 minutes) which will portray a particular influence that social media has had on our everyday lives. The aim is to carry out a role play which provides an impacting message to the dangers of over using social media and how it can affect your personality and self-esteem. A positive message will be included to advise how not to use social media. The advert will be created using sound and video editing software (Audacity & Movie-Maker).