F-10 Curriculum (V8)
F-10 Curriculum (V9)
Tools and resources
You've got your questions, your equipment, your location and your interviewees. How do you do the interview? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open have some practical advice for you. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.
Watch as Hannie Rayson describes her early desire to write multidimensional, complex roles for women in her plays. What was this in response to? Why is it important for audiences to see female characters as well as male characters driving drama in plays?
Create your own news broadcast, fun movie or your own themed TV shows using this video-creation tool. Videos can be saved in app or published via Telestory's moderated video channel 'ToonTube'. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.
Listen as David Williamson explains where he finds inspiration for his plays. What are his aims as a playwright?
Watch this clip to learn about David Williamson's background and what themes fascinate him as a playwright. What ideas does he enjoy exploring in his plays?
Explore characterisation through observation, status and movement to communicate meaning. Students will create a character through performance.
Develop skills in preparing and performing a character monologue.
Students explore screenwriting for video drama.
Tune in and tune up your acting skills with these fun drama warm up games that will strengthen you vocally, physically and imaginatively.
How do you decide on the questions for a video interview? What about how it's going to be filmed? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open provide some great tips on scripting and storyboarding a video interview. This is one of eight clips on making a mini-documentary.
Learn the fundamentals of lighting design with lighting designer Lincoln Gidney. Explore how to apply stage lighting conveys meaning and apply this knowledge and understanding to design lighting or a scene.
This unit uses the idea of track safe behaviours as the stimulus for Arts activities including the lines on a platform to explore artworks that use line as medium; dramatising safe behaviours through role play; and exploring sounds and music associated with trains in order to compose and perform music that simulates a train ...
Discover the dramatic style of musical theatre through performance. Explore the origins and theatrical conventions and techniques of musical theatre as a performance style. Students will create a character performance based on a musical theatre piece.
Develop and build engaging characters through stereotypes and using through role play and improvisation using voice, body and dialogue. Perform a devised character scenario to engage an audience.
Develop skills in characterisation through personal storytelling through monologues.
What is the key to being funny? As Tim Ferguson explains, if you can laugh, you can write comedy. Has something funny happened to you lately? Or is there something in particular that you find puzzling or amusing about the world around you? Put your thoughts on paper and experiment with telling your story in different ways. ...
Discover the dramatic form and acting styles of melodrama through the exploration of stock characters and how to act in a melodrama style with large emotions and gestures. Perform various characters through a scripted performance.
This is a unit of work that uses the rail network to explore the characters, situations, viewpoints and actions that occur in this setting; there is a focus on how to behave safely on and around the rail network. Learning opportunities include scripting, performing and revising a drama performance as well exploration of ...
You don't want your video interview to be just a 'talking head'. What shots can you take to make your story more interesting? Benj Binks from ABC Open has some ideas on what you might do and how to do it. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.