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Film Course Outline

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  Film Studies 

Program Description and Introduction

Film will provide opportunities for students to apply critical thinking skills in order to make sense of the multitude of images they are exposed to in a society where visual expression is rapidly developing and expanding. Because adolescent learners tend to be passive consumers of visual images, this course is intended to expose students to a variety of film, television and video formats. They will engage as active participants in various forms of visual media. Students will experience a variety of roles including acting, directing, filming, writing, editing, critiquing and viewing.

General Learner Outcomes

There are five predominant goals in Film Studies:

1. To provide experiences that will foster the development of self-expression, creativity and communication through film/media.

2. Understand and become literate in the language of acting, directing and producing and critiquing film/media.

3. Be aware as viewers of social, cultural and historical forces that are reflected by film and visual media.

4. Engage in purposeful work and construct meaning. Learners accept responsibility and ownership for learning as well as develop an interest in learning in film/media.

5. Be aware of career possibilities in the film/communications industry.

All students in Explorations in Film will work within the following disciplines throughout the school year:

1. Orientation

2. Acting for Film

3. Analytical Viewing and Exploring Film

4. Directing/Producing/Editing/

5. Filming Shorts

6. Technical Theatre

7. Movie Production



1. Notebook

2. Writing tool

Encouraged: Personal electronic device,  Memory Stick,  Headset of your choice

Professional Class Culture

The success of an educational program is much like success in life. Without the support of those around us we will struggle and could fail. My classroom is a secure place where you are encouraged to take risks that will allow you to learn without restriction. I expect each of you to do your best and you can expect the same from me.

Guidelines for Success

  1. Respect Yourself. Commit to your projects by doing your best.
  2. Respect Others. Treat everyone with dignity.
  3. Respect This Place. Take pride in your school.  

Long Term Goals

  1. Honour your learning, your art, your craft and your gifts.
  2. Respect your classmates, their uniqueness and their learning. Develop an understanding of how to work in groups based on co-operation, trust and consideration.
  3. Understand your rights and responsibilities in your community and your world.  


Area Evaluated

Percentage of Final Mark

Project Work & Assignments


Daily Routines and Work Habits


Program Summary

Students will be provided with experiences that will foster the development of self expression, creativity and communication through film/media. They will explore and learn about the language of acting, directing, producing and critiquing film/media. Students will become critical viewers of film/media and recognize social, cultural and historical forces inherent in visual media. Students will experience the film makers journey from concept to completion of a silent movie. Students will experience a variety of roles including acting, directing, filming, writing, editing, critiquing and viewing.


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