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Edmund Rice College, Glengormley

Moving Image Arts

 

Moving Image Arts was introduced at Edmund Rice College in September 2007. It has grown increasingly popular with students and has proved a very successful A Level option. It is now also offered to students from Our Lady of Mercy.

The course is divided into two components, coursework and examination. The students are awarded 70% of their marks for coursework and 30% for an online exam.

After studying the history and theory of film, students are expected to produce a portfolio of work which includes a short film. In the making of their film they have to undertake all roles required in the production of a film including writer, cameraman, cinematographer, editor, producer, director and actor.

Filming is mostly done using Digital Camcorders and DSLR cameras. The footage is then edited in our Moving Image Arts suite of Apple Mac computers using imovie or final cut express. Finally the sound is created using garageband where pupils are asked to mix their own film soundtrack.

The students have the opportunity to use their skills to film extracurricular events such as school shows, the visit of President McAleese and many others. They have also produced DVDs of school plays for local Primary Schools.

The students show great passion and enthusiasm for the subject with their excellent results rewarding this. Many of our pupils go on to further their studies at university in courses such as Film Studies, Media Studies, Interactive multimedia design, and so on.

Mrs AM Ritchie
Teacher in charge of Moving Image Arts