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Combining Technical and Critical Skills for Effective Processing of Short Films

The following are 5 short clips of various length that were mentioned and discussed in Clive Piscopo’s session on Combining Technical and Critical Skills for Effective Processing of Short Films/Film Clips in the Classroom during the Media Education Seminar (May 2013).

Along with the guidelines and basic information for each cli, these clips can be easily used in the classroom.


Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth

Science and Technology – Religion and spirituality – Space and the Universe

(Form 3, Form 4, Form 5)

Who would have thought traveling to outer space could be such a profound experience? OK, probably everybody, but these former astronauts really articulate it in a way that was just a little mind-blowing.



The Clocktower

Sacrifice – generosity – Animation

(Form 1 – 5)

A two minute short film that follows the story of an unknown girl who works dedicatedly in a clocktower. But when she comes to pursue her dreams, she realises that there is a price to pay …



Pantene Commercial

Intelligent advertising – Touching story – disability vs ability – strong will

(Form 1 – Form 5)

This short film traces the story of a girl who wanted to become a musician. The only hitch is that she is deaf and mute. To top it all, there more obstacles who make her dream even more unreachable. But the biggest twist of this story is the ending.



Susan Boyle’s first audition at the X Factor

Prejudgement – Reality – X Factor – Susan Boyle – audition

(Form 1 – Form 5)

Susan Boyle’s audition performance of “I dreamed a dream” and how it went viral, touching millions of people in the process.



Psy’s Gangman Style

Youtube phenomenon – Gangman Style – Psy

(Form 1 – Form 5)

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