Australian film has a rich history to be explored. For this SAC you will choose an Australian Film, explore its place in Australian Film history and analyse its codes and conventions.
You will be presenting this SAC as a Sway presentation. Your first step is to create a sway presentation at sway.com and share it with me. Remember I get bored easily so your presentation must be visually appealing.
Choose one of the following Australian Films from this page - Australian Films. For each page you will find a link to ClickView to watch the film, a short video from the documentary ‘David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema’, and a few questions to answer in part one of your presentation.
Your Presentation will have three parts:
Part One: Introduction
- Introduce the film - briefly describe the storyline.
- Discuss who made the film and describe their style as a director.
- Answer the film's questions from the ‘Questions to answer’ section.
Part Two: Context
- Why is this film considered to be an important Australian film? What is its cultural impact? How was it received?
- Identify elements of the film that you think contributed to its classification
- What was the film's budget and how did it secure its funding?
- How did its budget and funding contribute to how the film was produced?
Part Three: Film Codes
- What makes the film a uniquely Australian Story? Discuss a scene from your film that shows distinctly Australian characteristics.
- In your discussion you should use media terminology and discuss symbolic and/or technical codes and conventions.
9-10 (Success with Excellence): A sophisticated analysis of a selected Australian media product. The response shows a clear understanding of how personal style, cultural contexts and institutional contexts have shaped the media product into an important Australian film. The response uses correct media terminology to analyse specific examples of codes and conventions within the product to highlight Australian characteristics.
7-8 (Success with Merit): A discussion of a selected Australian media product. The response can give details of how different contexts have shaped the media product. The response uses media terminology to discuss examples of codes and conventions within the product to highlight Australian characteristics.
5-6 (Successful): A description of a selected Australian media product. The response can explain contexts that the media product was made in. The response gives details of codes and conventions within the product and attempts to connect them to Australian characteristics
3-4 (Some Success): A general description of a selected Australian media product. The response mentions contexts that the media product was made in. The response includes codes and conventions within the product and how they are used.
1-2 (Unsuccessful): Some outline of a selected Australian media product. The incomplete response may attempt to identify contexts that the media product was made in. The response describes plot points from the media product.
0 (Unsuccessful): inadequate evidence