Year 12 Media
From the Captain of Media (2012)
Media is frustrating, challenging, exciting and easily the best subject at Guildford Grammar School (maybe I'm a little biased)!
The Year 12 media course for 2012 entailed two distinct sections: production and analysis. In analysis we looked into art film and power and persuasion where we analysed everything from Australian Neo-Noir to Nazi propaganda and Israeli animated documentary. After, the class would discuss the films, and in such forums fiery topics emerged which consumed many a period and occasionally a lunchtime or two.
In production all students produced two films based on the previous sectors. Production is special as it allows the students to express themselves in a manner of their choosing with their own story-lines and possible plot twists. During production students find out a lot about themselves, whether it is hidden editing brilliance or their inner hipster. Don't be fooled though production is tough. Year 12 Students have to spend countless lunchtimes editing in the media room and endure the annoyance of having to re-film due to terrible blur and losing hours worth of footage because of unforeseeable circumstances. Even with these hardships, however, I have enjoyed every single minute of media and was the highlight of my day at school.
All this would be unthinkable though without the guidance of Mr Brad Minchin who helped us through all our pains and sorrows. For your commitment and dedication I thank you on Behalf of the Class of 2012.
Benjamin Levin, Year 12 Media Captain.