- Studying Art and/or Design at GCSE is advantageous but not essential
- You must have access to your own digital SLR Camera (with standard lens) from the outset
- Cannot be studied alongside Photography.
“I think my imagination dictates the technologies I use. But at the same time, my imagination can be technologic. Sometimes I see a tool and I know immediately how to use it, but most of the time I use the tool for an idea I already have.”
Photography (Moving Image) is based on film as an art form. The course concentrates on using film to express imagination, ideas and opinions. Enthusiasm, creativity, organisation and self-discipline will be important attributes. Commitment outside of lessons is crucial to success. Regular homework will be set, which takes the form of filming or animating, written work, taking photographs and putting development work into your workbook. Every piece of work you produce from September to May contributes to your portfolio for assessment.
You will learn: how to use your DSLR camera; how to compose a film; how to compose animation; how to use Final Cut Pro X; experimental imagery techniques in the form of workshops; creative techniques such as collage; Adobe Photoshop editing; how to analyse the work of other practitioners; and how to present your work. There will be at least one study visit to galleries during the autumn term to enrich and inspire you. You will benefit from a well-resourced and experienced department. You will have access to your own computer with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop and other programmes to able to work digitally in each lesson.