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Moving Image Arts


Through studying Moving Image Arts students:

  • develop an understanding of film language in theory and practice

  • develop ideas through investigating and experimenting with film-making techniques and processes

  • develop the ability to manage resources and equipment in relation to film production and produce moving image artworks

  • develop technical competence in the use of film-making techniques

  • evaluate the effectiveness of their own practice


Key Stage 4 (GCSE)

GCSE Moving Image Arts follows on from the new requirement to teach the moving image at Key Stage 3 in English and Art and Design. It builds on this basic introduction and bridges the gap to the existing GCE Moving Image Arts specification which started in September 2008. This course focuses on how to create moving image products, and the genres within film-making. Students plan and create moving image products, and analyse and critically evaluate moving image genres. The course is divided into three units. Each unit is outlined in detail below:

Unit 1: Acquisition of Skills in Moving Image Production Students practise two of the following film language areas:

  • camera technique

  • sound

  • mise-en-scene

  • lighting

  • editing

  • animation

  • post production

Unit 2: Planning and Making a Moving Image Product

Students produce their own moving image product (either a live action film or an animation). This unit takes the form of an externally set assignment (ESA).

Unit 3: Critical Response to Moving Image Products Students learn how to critically analyse film and animation. They develop knowledge and understanding of film language, genre conventions and visual style. This takes the form of an online examination.


Key Stage 5 (GCE)

Moving Image Arts is an exciting subject which has been recently introduced by CCEA. It allows students the opportunity to use up to the minute technology to develop their creativity, management skills, organisational skills and their ability to work with others. Coursework is worth 70% of final mark The main strength of this course is that by the end of year 14, students will have made two short films. Students are marked on the way in which they plan, direct and produce their films. In preparation for this, class work will involve tasks such as creating storyboards, experimenting with lighting, analysing clips from films, writing, working in groups to produce short films. Online examination is worth 30% of final mark. At St Dominic's, we offer Moving Image Arts when we have the resources to do so.


Career Opportunities

Moving Image Arts can lead to further and higher education or a career in the following areas; the film industry, advertising, television presentation/production, design consultancy and many more.


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