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 Media SDCC 1

Year 9 and Year 10 students on a Creative iMedia course produced dementia awareness campaign videos for a client, The Alzheimer’s Society.

Working to a clearly defined brief, students had to research dementia and produce a short film with the purpose of making people aware of what it is like to live with dementia and that help is available via The Alzheimer’s Society.

It was good to be making the videos for an actual purpose
Matthew, Year 11


This was a very real piece of work produced in partnership in the college (working with the drama department) and with a variety of partners outside the college – Waypoints, a local care home, volunteer community actors and a visiting director who delivered a workshop on directing actors for film.

The students were given the responsibility to produce all stages of their films – from research to scripting, from shooting to editing. 

They had to direct people much older than themselves. 

They also ventured into other creative areas of the curriculum, with one student in particular composing music that was used in many of the final films.

The end products are amazing – really professional, purposeful films. The experience was even better. 

Learning about dementia within a clear academic and practical framework proved to work extremely well. Not only do we have a great collection of videos for coursework, we also have a class full of young dementia experts.

The gallery of campaign videos is available to look at here

Darren Towers, Lead Practitioner and Teacher of Media and Film

When you actually meet people with dementia you find out there's more to it than them losing their memory, they lose bits of their personality too
Brandon Year 10

 

Schemes Of Work

 Media SOW Creative iMedia Dementia

OCR LEVEL 2 CREATIVE iMEDIA UNIT 214V Brief

 
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