Media and Film Studies - Beginner NCEA

  • Posted on: 21 May 2019
  • By: richardpitts
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In this course, we've focused on analysing the best thing to ever come out of New Zealand: the first episode of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. We'll continue examining each film in depth: seeing how they were made, where they were filmed, and how well they match up to the written text, too.

Students in this course will be able to select from a range of Media Studies and English standards at levels 1 & 2*, depending on what they've already achieved. The focus for Term Two is pre-production activities for the design of a short film, based around the Lord of the Rings films. And it'll probably use Lego. Or fake Lego. (most likely fake Lego)

The focus for film analysis will be
Students will be expected to:
1) hold a Geek Rating of at least 8.4,
2) work independently to select and carry out assessment tasks,
3) engage in the learning conversations happening during class time.

*There's another 'advanced' media course running in Red block, designed for those with a bit more experience in film making and analysis. Come and see Richard if you want clarification!

Assessment Opportunities: