Creating Movie Magic

Who is this for?

Introducing… jaw-dropping resources for students aged 7-11 and 11-14, as they discover the world of special effects. Creating Movie Magic supports Design & Technology, Art, Media Studies, ICT and English Studies.

What's available?

Bring some special effects into your classroom with hour-long lesson plans based on the world of cinema. They include suggested clips, fun activities and a clear explanation of why IP protection matters. Popcorn not included.

Lesson plans and activities

From overviews of the value of the cinema industry to detailed analysis of special effects, these free resources combine to form a series of lessons, or each can be used on its own.

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Creating Movie Magic: Primary

Age 7-11

Key Stage 2


The Brief

Film has the power to amaze, inspire and entertain with incredible storylines, memorable characters and fantastic special effects. Behind the scenes, intellectual property (IP) supports this creativity and innovation and has an important role to play in the UK economy. But what exactly is IP?

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Creating Movie Magic: Secondary

Age 11-14

Key Stage 3


The Brief

Creating Movie Magic empowers teachers, film club leaders and youth group workers to explain the importance of copyright to young people, encourage a respect for the filmmaking process, open up a debate about the value of intellectual property and involve them in activities which encourage their own creative talents.

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Vin Diesel's Socks - copyright and piracy

Age 14-16

Key Stage 4


The Brief

This assembly is for students aged 14-19 to consider the impact and ethics of film piracy, the consequences of downloading a film illegally and the impact of film piracy on the creative industries and creative individuals, including themselves.
 

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