Association for Media Education in Scotland (AMES)

The Bash Street Kids, The Broons, The Simpsons, South Park
The Bash Street Kids, The Broons, The Simpsons, South Park

NEW: AMES Conference 2016: How good is our Creativity?

Around 45 people came to the AMES conference on Saturday 4 June at Forth Valley College, Stirling. The conference theme was How good is our Creativity? The keynote speaker was Clive Gillman, director of Creative industries at Creative Scotland.

Below are presentations and resources from the conference. Some are quite large so it is quicker to save them to your computer first and open them from there.

Clive Gillman's Keynote
The Work of BBFC (Heidi Renton)
Creating Book Trailers (Emma Lamont) (see also Scottish Book Trust resources)
Storyboarding Short Film (David Griffith)
Virus Script (resource from David Griffith's workshop)
Virus Storyboard (resource from David Griffith's workshop)
On the Move: a Guide to Making Films with Young People (from David Griffith)
A Crash Course in Screenwriting (David Griffith)
Getting Started with SQA Media (Wendy Elrick and Emma McCluskey)
Teaching Jessica Jones (Wendy Elrick)
Teaching Jessica Jones Notes (Wendy Elrick)
Teaching Mad Max Fury Road (Kyle Barrett and Emma Macnair)
Bad News for Refugees (Emma Briant)
Teaching Documentary: Europe's Immigration Disaster (Rick Instrell)
Press Coverage of Migrants (Rick Instrell)

The full programme can be seen in the conference flyer.

NEW: Media Education Journal 59

MEJ 59 was published in June 2016. It contains articles on Jessica Jones, Dr Strangelove, Scottish cinema, Raidió Teilifís Éireann's commemoration of the 1916 Easter rising, an interview with Utopia producer Chris Robb, an extended review of Jason Mittell's Complex TV and further reviews of 12 books.

New: AMES e-Newsletter June 2016

The June 2016 AMES e-newsletter contains news of an upcoming AMES event on world cinema, SQA developments, CPD for SQA Media course and the Sky Academy Careers Lab. Download the April 2016 AMES e-newsletter.

Framework for Film Education

This key document, aimed at film educationists and policymakers throughout Europe, was launched on 19 July 2015. To Scottish eyes it is very 'CfE-friendly' and should be a key resource for teachers arguing for coherent moving image education policies within their own schools. On behalf of the BFI, AMES is distributing print copies of the document to members and contacts. If anyone has not received a copy, email Des Murphy.