Film and Media

WISS offers MYP Media as a subject to Grades 9 and 10 and DP Film to Grades 11 and 12. Media is a primer for Film, laying a foundation for studying the subject at Diploma level. In Media, students learn many of the key skills and techniques necessary for Film production, along with the foundational rules for application of different techniques.

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Film and Media

Film and Media

MYP Media is an option for Grades 9 and 10, where they choose from Media, Visual Art, Music, or Drama. MYP Media gives students a lot of space to experiment and explore with audio visual production, working through photography, videography, video editing, audio editing and script development. Students have access to DSLR cameras for filming, Hi-Res audio recorders and a range of microphones, studio lights, and green screen.
Student work Grade 9 Media- Soundscape
student work grade 11 – Documentaries

They are then able to manipulate and edit their work on custom built, dual-monitor workstations using industry standard software. Students can begin the course with no knowledge of audio-visual capture and editing and finish with an intermediate to advance ability to create their own multimedia projects.

Film is an IBDP course and comes under the banner of Visual Arts. It is an opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge of cinema and analysis of film, with practical production tasks alongside the theory. DP Film builds upon the practical knowledge that students have gained through Media and adds in-depth analysis of cinema to deepen their understanding of film’s ability to communicate beyond script and performance. Students learn of the evolution of film, from its infancy in Soviet Montage Theory, through German Expressionism, French New Wave, Japan’s Golden Age and New Hollywood, right up to present day.
student work grade 11 – Solo Films
student work grade 12 – Final Films
By recognizing the contributions of visionary filmmakers, students develop an increased ability to deconstruct film and access more meaning, while simultaneously connecting that technical knowledge to their own concepts and projects. Students learn manual photography, the importance of framing and composition, control of the balance of light, and the importance of contrast. They learn how to capture audio, manipulate it to create new sounds, and how to use multitracks to build up a soundtrack. They also acquire advanced video editing techniques as well as options for a structured approach to realizing a concept through pre-production, production, and post-production. All of these skills and techniques are transferable to further study and real-world work, since they are based around industry standard software and draw upon classic techniques which have stood the test of time.
Film and Media