Film and Television 12

Curricular Competencies

Explore and create

  • Explore, view, and create moving images
  • Plan, produce, record, and refine moving images individually and collaboratively
  • Create moving images using imagination, observation, and inquiry
  • Apply moving-image elements, conventions, and skills in an area of personal specialization
  • Intentionally select and combine moving-image elements, techniques, processes, and technologies
  • Take creative risks to express ideas, meaning, and mood
  • Improvise and experiment to inspire creativity and innovation
  • Develop film or television projects for an intended audience or with an intended message
  • Explore historical and contemporary global film and television, and emerging media

Reason and reflect

  • Interpret and evaluate how meaning is communicated in moving images through technologies, environments, and techniques
  • Receive, provide, and synthesize constructive feedback to develop and refine moving images
  • Analyze the ways in which moving images convey meaning through movement, sound, image, structure, and form
  • Reflect on personal experiences and make connections to a variety film and television productions
  • Examine the influences of social, cultural, historical, environmental, and personal contexts in film and television
  • Examine how moving images relate to a specific place, time, and context

Communicate and document

  • Document, share, and respond to moving images
  • Communicate about and respond to social, cultural, and environmental issues through moving images
  • Express cultural identity, perspectives, and values through moving images
  • Express and analyze personal voice as a moving-image artist

Connect and expand

  • Demonstrate personal and social responsibility associated with film and television productions
  • Analyze the role of story and narrative in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, and beliefs, including protocols related to ownership of First Peoples oral texts
  • Make connections through moving images on local, regional, national, and global scales
  • Explore educational, personal and professional opportunities in the film and television industry, and in emerging media
  • Explore the impacts of culture and society on moving images
  • Explore First Peoples perspectives and knowledge, other ways of knowing, and local cultural knowledge to gain understanding through film and television
  • Adhere to safety protocols and procedures in all aspects of film and television production

MediaSmarts Resources


  • moving-image elements, principles, vocabulary, industry terms, and symbols
  • pre-production, production, and post-production strategies, techniques, and technologies
  • acting skills and approaches
  • roles and responsibilities of pre-production, production, and post-production personnel, as well as roles of artists and audiences
  • historical, current, and emerging consumer and commercial moving-image formats and technologies
  • contributions of innovative artists from a variety of genres and contexts
  • structure, form, narrative, and genres of local, national, and intercultural cinematic traditions
  • ethics and legal implications of moving-image distribution and sharing
  • ethics of cultural appropriation and plagiarism
  • health and safety protocols and procedures

MediaSmarts Resources