Stage 2 Module 4

Video or Animation for a Purpose

Initial Steps

Course Description

In this module, students are introduced to either video editing or animation software. The aim is to demonstrate to pupils that both animation and video can be produced, edited and applied with the aid of computer software and hardware. By the end of the module, students should have created a finished animation or piece of film with a specific audience in mind.

  • Plan video or animation
  • Create source material for video or animation
  • Produce video or animation with appropriate software
  • Add soundtrack or narration to video or animation
  • Demonstrate awareness of how the finished media text addresses a specific audience

Students must plan their video or animation on paper initially and limit their work to within the capability of the technology available to them. Video: this will involve filming, showing an awareness of the effect of focusing, zooming and the speed at which the camera is moved (to compensate for blurred images). Recorded footage will then need to be downloaded onto the computer. Animation: students can create an appropriate picture, considering size, shape and colour. The picture needs to be saved either on a disc or the hard drive for later retrieval. Video: students need to be able to make informed decisions to remove certain pieces of footage and to order the clips according to their plan. Animation: students should be able to use appropriate software to amend and alter the picture for different frames of the animation. The animation should include at least 5 frames. The software can be used to produce middle movements, e.g. tweening, but the students must have manually created at least 3 of the frames thmselves by editing their original picture.

Students must plan their video or animation on paper initially and limit their work to within the capability of the technology available to them. Video: this will involve filming, showing an awareness of the effect of focusing, zooming and the speed at which the camera is moved (to compensate for blurred images). Recorded footage will then need to be downloaded onto the computer. Animation: students can create an appropriate picture, considering size, shape and colour. The picture needs to be saved either on a disc or the hard drive for later retrieval. Video: students need to be able to make informed decisions to remove certain pieces of footage and to order the clips according to their plan. Animation: students should be able to use appropriate software to amend and alter the picture for different frames of the animation. The animation should include at least 5 frames. The software can be used to produce middle movements, e.g. tweening, but the students must have manually created at least 3 of the frames thmselves by editing their original picture. Video: students should be confident enough with the software to add a piece of appropriate music, or recorded narration, over the top of their film. Animation: if no additional software is available, music or narration could be demonstrated in a presentation to class (including audio on a CD or cassette player), with you providing the evidence for assessment.

At the end of this course, student will take the ICT Starters Assessment of On Track Stage 2 Module 4 : Video or Animation for a Purpose.

Cambridge Certification is available at TWO stages.

  • Students will be awarded the Cambridge Stage 1 Certificate upon successful completion of all stage 1 modules within three years.
  • Those who can complete all stage 1 and stage 2 modules within the same period will be awarded a full certificate.

Weekly Regular Cambridge Preparatory Courses

  • Regular courses are arranged every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, student takes 1 hour class per lesson.
  • Course Duration per module is 12 hours, so 3 months is needed for completing a module.
  • Fees are collected in monthly basis. Course fee per 4 lessons is HK$1,260
  • Total Course fee per module is HK$3,780
  • Assessment will be arranged after student completing the course, assessment fee per module is HK$450
  • HK$180 Registration Fee is required for new student
  • Please refer to Regular Cambridge Preparatory Courses for latest schedule
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When signal(s)* is/are removed Arrangement of Classes
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