Wednesday March 29, 2017

film and media

cinema club / film club
Why not start up your own film club to share your favourite movies with your friends? This workshop will teach you how to get things started including programming the main features, discussing the screenings with other like-minded film enthusiasts, writing your own reviews or even how to include a master-class with a professional film-maker. For serious film fans only!

Project suitable for:
ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
documentary film-making
This workshop is an introduction to the genre of documentary film-making. You will work with a professional film-maker to plan, film and edit your own short documentary using broadcast quality mini DV cameras. Working in small teams you will learn how to conduct interviews and vox pops with members of the public and these interviews will form the basis of your final documentary narratives. This workshop will culminate in a screening of the documentaries produced and you will receive copies of your films on DVD.

Project suitable for:
ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
film and literacy / shortcuts to literacy
Children are very sophisticated viewers and this workshop offers an excellent opportunity to use the visual stimuli from films to inspire children's writing and improve their literacy. This workshop supports students in analysing how character is portrayed on screen by acting out different character roles, using drama exercises and then translating their knowledge onto the page so that they write more clearly and descriptively about character.

Project suitable for:
ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
film industry intro
This workshop will provide a complete step-by-step overview of the film industry from pre production to distribution. Starting with the script, you will learn how to make an original idea work on screen, how to create and use storyboards, sourcing great locations and how to find the right cast and crew for your film. The workshop will also cover film-making terminology, shooting schedules, camera shots, editing, and the layering of sound and music. Workshops will also cover the business side of the industry, investigating career paths in film and discussing other media related employment opportunities.

Project suitable for:
ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
film-making
Have a go at making your own short film. You will work in small teams to create your own short story using a storyboard and act in your own short film. This workshop will guide you through using a film camera, give you top tips on making sure you get good sound quality and help you to frame your shots. Your team will then discuss your rushes and you will have the chance to edit in camera. Finally you can get the popcorn ready and organise a viewing for your friends and family.

Project suitable for:
ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16)

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