Range of Media

IB Visual Arts: Range of Media

Artistic understanding and expression may be taught through a range of media and techniques. Students may demonstrate technical competence in different media according to what materials are available and what skills are taught in each individual school. As there is no prescribed content or set lesson plans, the teacher is able to draw on his or her personal strengths and artistic background. One teacher may have a background...

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Irene Winkel 13 November 2016 - 11:49


Irene Winkel 13 November 2016 - 11:55

Hi Heather and teachers, Heather in video submission, could you please elaborate a little bit about what is the criteria for a short video. What should a video show? Should it have a visual narrative? Two of my students need advice on this as it is not really well explained anywhere, that I know. I am not referring to animation, but a video. We would highly appreciated your guidance. I told my students, I was going to ask around...Thank you very much. Ciao, Irene

Heather McReynolds 14 November 2016 - 11:51

Hi Irene,
The guide specifications are only for file types and size:
Video: F4V, M4V, MOV, MP4 5 MB
max 5 minutes/500 MB
it would be interesting to hear other teachers experience with this....anyone? I think this is an important area to open a discussion, Ill make a new page about it too once we get some feedback here.

phil Gunderson 15 December 2016 - 20:49

Hi Heather,
I have a student who is animating her collages via a digital process. e.g. a medusa with several winking eyes. Do you have any suggestions how I can help her refine these. I'm a little lost for reference points here. Whilst the images are very satisfying on one level I'd like to be able to give some purposeful feedback... thanks and all the best to you!

Heather McReynolds 19 December 2016 - 09:30

Hi Phil, difficukt to comment without seeing the work. I would steer her towards some contemporary artists working with collage/animation, try Pippilotti Rist, William Kentridge, Camille Henrot, there are many. cheers!

phil Gunderson 1 February 2017 - 20:59

Oh thanks, I'll check these out.

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