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Course Description

Learn how to teach students to write evaluations, critiques and reviews for film. 


  • English Teachers 
  • Drama Teachers 
  • Visual Art Teachers


Teaching Standards 

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction to Reviewing Films

  • 2

    Module 2 - Explore Story, Theme and Genre

    • Introduction

    • Story

    • Theme

    • Genre

    • Task - Reflection on Story, Theme and Genre

    • Activities Handout - Explore Story, Theme and Genre

  • 3

    Module 3 - Explore Tone, Style, Plot and Character

    • Introduction

    • Style

    • Plot

    • Synopsis

    • Character

    • Tone

    • 155 Words to Describe an Author

    • Task - Reflection on Tone, Style, Plot and Character

    • Activities Handout - Explore Tone, Style, Plot and Character

  • 4

    Module 4 - Explore Lighting, Colour and Cinematography

    • Introduction

    • Lighting

    • Cinematography - Shot Sizes

    • Cinematography - Shot Design

    • Colour

    • Task - Reflection on Lighting, Colour and Cinematography

    • Activity Handout - Explore Lighting, Colour and Cinematography

  • 5

    Module 5 - Explore Design, Costume and Make Up

    • Introduction

    • Production Design

    • Make Up

    • Costume Design

    • Task - Reflection on Design, Costume and Makeup

    • Activities Handout - Explore Design, Costume and Make Up

  • 6

    Module 6 - Exploring Editing, Music and Sound

    • Introduction

    • Sound Effects

    • Music Composition

    • Editing

    • Task - Reflection on Editing, Music and Sound

    • Activities Handout - Explore Editing, Music and Sound

  • 7

    Module 7 - Writing Reviews

    • Introduction

    • Film Reviews

    • Organising the Film Review

    • Template - Writing Film Review

    • Task - Reflection on Writing Reviews

    • Activities Handout - Reflecting on Explore Writing Reviews

  • 8

    Module 8 - Conclusion

    • Conclusion

    • Course Highlights

    • Course Feedback

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Dana Lee  Mierowsky

Dana Lee Mierowsky

Dana-Lee worked on a range of professional film, television and theatrical productions while studying at Screenwise, The Australian Film, Television and Radio School and London’s National Film and Television School. Her numerous multiple award winning music videos, commercials and short films have lead to the development of a feature film and a short television series. With a UNSW’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, a Certificate in Training and Assessment and seven years teaching experience in primary and high schools, Dana-Lee teaches at film, acting and drama schools, including, The Australia, Film, Television and Radio School, The Australian Film and Television Academy, JMC Academy, The Australian International Performing Arts Academy and Sydney Film School.

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