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Media Fundamentals

Join USQ Television and Radio expert, Dr Ashley Jones for a series of Media Fundamentals workshops.
07 - 28 MAY 2020
3.30 PM - 4.00 PM
Online via Zoom
28 May
9.00 AM

This series, facilitated by senior lecturer Dr Ashley Jones will be held over four weeks on a Thursday afternoon, starting Thursday 7 May 2020.  These workshops are designed to stand on their own, allowing year 10, 11 and 12 students the opportunity  to take control of their own learning journey by attending individual workshops or all four in the series.

Media Fundamentals 1: Introduction to Audio

This workshop will consider sound.  What is sound? Is silence a sound?  Throughout the workshop participants will learn about the notion of sound design and will provided with an introduction to some types of microphones, including why we use different microphones in a variety of settings.

Date:  Thursday 7 May, 2020
Time:  3:30pm - 4:00pm

Media Fundamentals 2: Agenda Setting and Media in Society

This workshop will provide some concepts around how we think of the influence and power that media organisations possess.  How is this power used, why use it and a discussion around the role of media in our society will be the primary aims of the workshop.

Date:  Thursday 14 May 2020
Time:  3:30pm - 4:00pm 

Media Fundamentals 3: How a Camera works and Shot Composition

This workshop will cover the basic principles of how video cameras work.  Participants will look at the various types of shots used in video production and why they are used.  Discussion points will include the Rule of Thirds and some guiding principles of shot composition.

Date: Thursday 21 May, 2020
Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Media Fundamentals 4:  Production Management

Throughout the final workshop, participants will be taken through the four stages of production management including, how and why these are important to work through.  It will take participants from a big idea to the reality of producing a production for audience consumption.

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020
Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm