MIA & JOURNALISM TEACHER TRAINING WEEK 2014
Welcome to our annual MIA & Journalism teacher training week.
This year we feature an MIA Accident & Emergency course to give you essential first aid tips, from patching-up shaky camera to exporting options for student movie submissions. And for teachers wanting to delve into special effects why not come along to our Post-Production Effects for Free course and give your movies that special FX magic with some 3D compositing. For the Journalism teachers, we offer you exciting Journalism in the Media courses for both Radio and TV. Book early to avoid disappointment.
All Belfast Courses will be held in Nerve Belfast at the Ulidia Resource Centre.
We are also holding some courses in the Nerve Centre Derry/London Derry.
Click here to view the Nerve Centre Derry courses.
For further details please contact:
Derry Courses: Nerve Centre | Sharon Tosh | firstname.lastname@example.org
Belfast Courses: Nerve Belfast | Veronica Tate | email@example.com
As always all courses are free and offered on a first come first served basis, please book early as they tend to fill up within 1-2 days.
Each course lasts from 9.45 – 3.30.
MONDAY JUNE 16th (9.45 – 3.30)
Benefit from our specialists to help plan your schemes of work for MIA. Let’s get under the bonnet of MIA with all you need to know about software, tools, tips and the secrets of the trade. Learn how to make software like PowerPoint, Moodle and WordPress work for you in the classroom and other useful ideas.
(If you have any of your own please bring them to share.)
This course will introduce you to the skills involved in recording and editing sound for radio. This will be particularly useful for teachers introducing the new A-Level in Journalism, as radio is one of the options available for the compulsory coursework requirement at A2.
Get ahead of the rest and transform your editing abilities with advice and guidance from our inspirational Final Cut experts. This course is dedicated to answering your final cut questions with an imparting of practical facts and tips galore.
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TUESDAY JUNE 17th (9.45 – 3.30)
Create Film-quality animation using your own artwork or photos.
Understand the basics of creating a 2D Computer animation using free software for Mac or PC.
This course helps obliterate the need for frame-by-frame animation to make life easier for the MIA Animation student.
On this course you will learn how to work in Stop-motion and create your own basic animation using jointed figures.
You will get the opportunity to edit and sync a voice-over to your animation using iPad, Mac and PC.
This course will be particularly designed to introduce teachers to the skills involved in the Animation task for Component 2 of the new GCSE MIA specification.
This course will cover essential first aid tips for any MIA emergency. From patching-up the common mistakes in filming of shaky camera to help with export format options for final movie submission.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 18th (9.45 – 3.30)
Special FX for film using free software.
This course will cover the free Film editing capabilities within Blender 3D to layer and blend video, images and sound and add that Special FX magic with some 3D compositing.
This course will introduce you to the skills involved in recording and editing audio visual footage, such as vox pops and interviews, for TV news. This will be particularly useful for teachers introducing the new A-Level in Journalism, as TV is one of the options available for the compulsory coursework requirement at A2.
THURSDAY JUNE 19th (9.45 – 3.30)
This course will introduce both new and existing teachers to genre, film language and everything else you need to know at GCSE level. The session will also demonstrate a range of different illustrative examples that can be used in the classroom and will provide some ideas for practical follow-on exercises, as well as help and advice in planning your scheme of work.
This session will be based on some of the resources presented at the Autumn agreement trial.
Most mobile devices now have the capability to script, capture, edit and post produce a movie. This workshop will look at ways for students to use their own mobile device to make their MIA film. Using iPads you will shoot and export a short film looking at tricks and tips to make the most of pocket sized technology. You will also discover the various special effects apps available to make your movies explode.
Get ahead of the rest and transform your editing abilities with advice and guidance from our inspirational Final Cut experts.
This course is dedicated to answering your final cut questions with practical facts and tips galore.
Please note that this is an advanced course and teachers will be expected to have a basic working knowledge of Final Cut in order to take part.
FRIDAY JUNE 20th (9.45 – 3.30)
After effects is to motion graphics and compositing what Photoshop is to design work. This course will be an introduction to Adobe After Effects and some of the cool effects you can achieve in 2D & 3D as well as compositing effects using different media.
Setting up for good sound recording is the easiest thing to forget and the hardest thing to fix in post-production. This course will help you record better quality sound. Participants will use built-in mic’s, external mic’s boom poles and low budget tricks to improve sound. The afternoon will focus on post-production techniques, editing sound, creating and adding sounds effects to enhance your movie.