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Assessment resource Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment

TLF ID L9673

Test your ability to create a movie from a still picture by choosing shots and camera moves. As a practice task, use software tools to recreate a movie about horseriding. See how combinations of camera shots hide things from, or reveal things to, the audience and create mood. Apply these skills to an assessment by telling a story using a different photo. Choose a title, outline the story and describe the mood and feelings your film will convey. Select three elements of the photo as shots and sequence them on a storyboard. Add camera moves such as pans and jump cuts between the shots. Write explanations of how your choices of shot and movement help to tell your story. This assessment object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply knowledge of how to adapt visual media in order to convey ideas and information to an audience.
Educational value
  • Assesses student ability to combine shot selection and camera movement to tell a story from a still picture.
  • Demonstrates how visual texts can be manipulated to convey ideas and information to an audience using simple tools.
  • Includes photos and simple software tools for students to use.
  • Provides opportunities for students to use information and communications technologies to convey ideas and information.
  • Includes a printable report of the student's shot and camera movement choices.
  • Includes a mechanism for the teacher to comment on the student's justifications for their shot and camera movement choices.
Year level

3; 4

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
  • English/Literature
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Modelling;
    • Communication activity

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Annemaree O’Brien
    • Address: Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Annemaree O'Brien
    • Address: Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Trevor Poultney
    • Address: North Fitzroy VIC 3068 Australia
    Access profile
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.