Educational resources to teach students about good digital citizenship,
intellectual property and copyright through the lens of film and TV.

Movie Magic

This new teaching resource has been created for school students in years 5 and 6 studying Media Arts in the Australian Curriculum. Students will develop media technology skills to help them plan, produce and present media artworks for specific audiences. Download the resource now.

Over eight interactive lessons students will learn about the movie making process including:

  • The Production Process
  • Media roles
  • Cinematography
  • Developing a story
  • Creating shot lists and storyboards
  • Shooting a short film
  • Editing
  • Promotion

They will learn to identify the legal obligations regarding the ownership and use of digital products (ICT capabilities) while gaining a deeper understanding of the role and importance of creative copyright through the voices of Australian industry professionals.

This resource also aims to develop students’ personal and social capabilities to work independently and collaboratively and to show initiative.

During each lesson students will complete set activities which include testing knowledge and understanding through an online quiz, practical tasks such as writing, filming and photography and completing provided worksheets.

The Movie Magic Resource is accompanied by 16 short, engaging behind-the-scenes video interviews with some of Australia’s leading screen professionals in roles ranging from producer to stunt performer, visual effects supervisor to marketing manager.

Other accompanying assets include:

  • An assessment rubric
  • Downloadable resources
  • Worksheet templates for students to complete

Movie Magic is a thorough and accessible asset for all teachers and an engaging and informative resource for students.


Movie Magic was developed in collaboration with Creative Content Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to raising awareness of the value of screen content and copyright; and written by media educator Brett Lamb. Brett has taught VCE Media since 2001 and is currently a leading teacher at East Doncaster Secondary College and co-teacher at Monash University. Brett maintains the education website Lesson Bucket. 

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