3rd Ward Open Call Deadlines this Friday

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Well done to all Level 2 Multimedia – EV results

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all my students on the level 22 Music & Media course.

This morning your work has been through External Verification, and you have deonstrated that you have produced a very high standard which easily match a level 3 standand.

I must admit the the year was not that great with all the equipment, but despite all this we have demonstrated that no matter what, we can achieve.

The EV was impressed the the amount of work you have produced for single units, also highlighted that all students have reflected on all the work they have produced.

Mary, Kevan and George represented both group 1 and 2, and I would like to thank them specially for their honesty. They have said what the all class think about the year together;-

– Miss is making us work hard, but for our good

– We enjoyed the work we have produced and loved all the activities

– Mary added that I was quite an inspirational teacher, helping students with their personal goals.

At this event all your work produced was shown, even the Artwork Imaging film where you all demonstrate you ability to both present work and using software  to produce complex imagery.

This year again we have done well, working as a team with a competitive spirit, and this have produced great achievments.

I am proud you;

– Group 2 your have gained excellent project management skills, and also have demonstrated your ability to be exellent in setting up a media business,and above demonstrated your abiltiy to work as a team.

– Gourp 1 you have demonstrated high creative abilities, and above demonstrated your abiltiy manage conflicts.






Info taken from their site

Westminster Arts Exhibition 2011

We are delighted to announce that the Westminster Arts Exhibition will be taking place on 5–18 November 2011 at the stunning SW1 Gallery in Victoria.

So, if you are an artist in Westminster and would like the chance to have your work exhibited for two weeks, please download the applicants notes and the submission form below and bring along your work to the gallery on 30-31 October.

We are very grateful to LandSecurities for sponsoring this year’s exhibition, which promises to be an exciting collection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, prints, photography and digital media produced by people who live, work or study in Westminster.

Work is selected by a panel of arts professionals and representatives from the community. Artwork submitted must have been created in the last two years. Selected artwork can be for sale to the public.

For further information:


Unit Demonstrating Speaking and Listening Level 2

Advertise a food product in small groups

Information for students: For this assignment you will be working in small groups. This formative assignment will also count towards:

–       Unit Demonstrating Speaking and Listening. See unit assessment criteria bellow.

Project Brief: Unilever, one of the biggest corporations in the world, has approached you to help them come up with an idea for a new snack (Students can be as creative as they want regarding their new snack, but it must be edible!). They also want you to come up with advertising ideas for the product; your advert must be in line with your target audience. You will have to present both your product and advertising ideas to 3 representatives of Uniliver.  Remember although you are presenting your ideas; you must look and sound professional, and therefore you have present at least a finished product or advert.

Important points to think of:

  • What food product are you creating and selling?
  • Who are you selling your product to? (Target Audience)
  • What advertising strategy(s) will you be using, keeping in mind your Audience?

Above all, you must remember that you want to convince Unilever to buy into your ideas.

Each group will produce:

  1. A product profile, identifying the food product to be sold, the target market and advertising strategies.
  2. Research on the types of products your target audience consumes
  3. Mood boards
  4. Sketches
  5. Final product and packaging designs (using Photoshop)
  6.  A script for their commercial.
  7. The commercial itself.

Remember you will be observed during your group project research development and presentation. Your teacher will observe your ability to work in group and present information

  Information about Unilever:  Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch multinational corporation that owns many of the world’s consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products.


“160 million times a day, someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product. From feeding your family to keeping your home clean and fresh, our brands are part of everyday life.”(Unilever)

UNIT TITLE: Demonstrating Speaking and Listening





This unit has 4 learning outcomes.



The learner will:

The learner can:

1. Communicate with others.



1.1. Use language and tone appropriately in a range of situations, for example, offering support, sympathising, negotiating and/or giving instruction.


1.2. Identify actual and potential barriers to effective speaking and listening.


1.3. Identify and use strategies to overcome barriers to effective speaking and listening.


2. Present information to others.

(SLc/L2.1, SLc/L2.3, SLc/L2.4, SLr/L2.3)


2.1. Identify features of effective communication, for example, clarity of language and tone.


2.2. Present information and ideas in a logical manner.


2.3. Speak clearly and coherently using appropriate pace and volume.


3. Obtain information from others.

(SLc/L2.2, SLr/L2.1, SLr/L2.2)


3.1. Encourage others in a group to speak.


3.2. Create opportunities for listeners to clarify or question information presented to obtain detailed information.


4. Engage in discussion.

(SLd/L2.1, SLd/L2.2, SLd/L2.3, SLd/L2.4, SLr/L2.4)


4.1. Make relevant contributions and help to move discussion forward.


4.2. Adapt contributions to discussions to suit audience, context, purpose and situation.


4.3. Use appropriate phrases for interruption and change of topic.


4.4. Support opinions and arguments with evidence.


4.5. Respond to criticism and criticise constructively.

Inspiration for animation students – Ryan Woodward

Ryan Woodward has worked for Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Sony Pictures, Cartoon Network, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainment and Dreamworks Pictures on films such as Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, Spider-man 2, Spider-man 3, Where the Wild Things Are, Ironman 2, and Cowboys and Aliens and The Avengers (2012).  Ryan has produced and directed 3 short films, The Loch, The Turtle and The Shark and Aliens that have played in over 40 film festivals worldwide (more about him).

I love his work which has a lot of romanticism (that is my mind), the animation bellow is really all about movement, flowing, connection.

You can see his website for more information about him. But I think that all animation teachers should discuss this with their students.