Masterclass
22:55

Masterclass: Designing Shots

Season 1 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts September 24, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to ...

One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to give it to, but also how to imbue camera instructions with emotion and personal investment. Extensive case studies from Lost and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. demonstrate the way personal experience can and should affect everything from lens choice to camera placement.

Masterclass
21:38

Masterclass: Casting

Season 1 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts September 28, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Perhaps the single most make-or-break element of directing is casting. It is also the element of directing that differs most between film and television production. This ...

Perhaps the single most make-or-break element of directing is casting. It is also the element of directing that differs most between film and television production. This in-depth look at lessons learned from both film and TV, with case studies from Bobby's independent films Manhood and Jack the Dog, as well as guest casting experiences on Lost, offers practical lessons in how to cast across media, when to trust your intuition and when to listen to casting directors, and which common casting mistakes are easy to avoid.

Masterclass
14:45

Masterclass: How To Get Actors To Do What You Want: Part I

Season 1 Episode 7 Foxtel Arts October 20, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in ...

At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in order to be available to the actors during production. During production, time is especially precious, and actors require great attention and sensitivity to deliver their best performances. In this double-episode, we take an extended look at the question Bobby is most frequently asked by students and young film makers: how do you get actors to do what you want? Interviews with more than twenty leading actors shed a diverse array of insights into what is expected of directors and the best strategies for building productive working relationships with them.

Masterclass
21:21

Masterclass: Editing

Season 1 Episode 9 FOXTEL Arts November 5, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
If casting is the key ingredient of prep, and working with actors is the focus of production, then editors are the main character of post-production. This episode looks at the ...

If casting is the key ingredient of prep, and working with actors is the focus of production, then editors are the main character of post-production. This episode looks at the fast-spaced editing in the television world and compares it with the more flexible possibilities of independent cinema, uncovering multiple lessons that can be gleaned from each. In the end, editing is another type of writing, an essential tool for directors to craft their visions.

My Country China: A Way Out
22:14

My Country China: A Way Out

BBC World News April 15, 2011

Asia and Australia

Literacy

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This film follows three Chinese students from different backgrounds striving to survive. Through their experiences the program evaluates China's education system, exploring ...

This film follows three Chinese students from different backgrounds striving to survive. Through their experiences the program evaluates China's education system, exploring options for students in a country where success is the only thing that matters.

Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability
6:01

Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability

Clip from Lateline

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
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Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for ...

Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for the first time an "intimate relationship between [spoken] vocabulary and reading ability".

Pride and Prejudice
1:57:44

Pride and Prejudice

TCM February 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The socially conscious Mrs Bennet, with the begrudging help of her husband, sets out to find suitable, and suitably rich, husbands for her five daughters. The already ...

The socially conscious Mrs Bennet, with the begrudging help of her husband, sets out to find suitable, and suitably rich, husbands for her five daughters. The already difficult project becomes even more complicated when Mrs Bennet's strongest-willed daughter, Elizabeth, decides to pursue rich and handsome, but cynical and boorish, Mr Darcy.

Romeo And Juliet
2:40:46

Romeo And Juliet

FOXTEL Arts November 27, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo's first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another ...

A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo's first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families - and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold. With its wonderful combination of lyricism, suspense and dramatic changes of mood, Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale is one of the greatest of all love stories.

Secret Treasures of the British Library
49:54

Secret Treasures of the British Library: Augustan Poets

Season 2 Episode 4 FOXTEL Arts December 9, 2016

English

Literature

Modern History

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 marked the beginning of a new era not only for English society but also for English culture. In drama, art and music, the ...

The restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 marked the beginning of a new era not only for English society but also for English culture. In drama, art and music, the century following the accession of King Charles II was a magnificent age, and in poetry, the era produced some the country's greatest ever men of verse. Drawing on contemporary events for subject matter and the classical past for inspiration, John Dryden, Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson defined the poetic spirit of the time. These men were the greatest poets of the English Augustan Age.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Marked For Life

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 September 3, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some ...

In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some remarkable characters finding their way in a country that has never before opened ordinary life up to cameras in this way and challenges the usual cliches of Arab life charting the highs and lows of the school year.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Being Inspired

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 September 10, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Changing Schools

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 September 24, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
55:01

Syrian School: Rap Refugees

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 October 1, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
55:15

Syrian School: Syria's Got Talent

Episode 5 SBS2 October 15, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its school children, their families and their teachers.

Taming Of The Shrew
2:49:50

Taming Of The Shrew

Foxtel Arts April 18, 2016

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Shakespeare's most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre's great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each ...

Shakespeare's most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre's great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play's equivocal and controversial conclusion.

Teachers push back on NAPLAN
7:22

Teachers push back on NAPLAN

Clip from 7.30

Literacy

11-12
12+
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
While NAPLAN is under review in three states, 7.30 meets advocates and critics of the tests, amid a call to boycott the program, and proposed on-demand testing.

While NAPLAN is under review in three states, 7.30 meets advocates and critics of the tests, amid a call to boycott the program, and proposed on-demand testing.

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak
38:34

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak

SBS2 July 10, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs capture a playful, intimate and resoundingly poignant portrait of children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut ...

Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs capture a playful, intimate and resoundingly poignant portrait of children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut home. From the early sketches and toys he made with his brother Jack, to his most celebrated work 'Where The Wild Things Are', Sendak reveals the provocative and prolific imagination that has spawned over half a century of work.

The Book Show
53:01

The Book Show: Russell Kane

Season 7 Episode 8 Arts September 4, 2017

English

Literacy

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers ...

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Marina Lewycka, Russell Kane and Sir Andrew Motion.