Film, Television and Radio Classes

PLEASE NOTE that all face to face classes are currently cancelled in light of Covid-19. However, if you would like to attend online classes, LAMDA sessions or be involved in our forthcoming online production please email Information below is what we were previously offering and hope to offer again in the future. 

Video and digital literacy have become more important in life. This workshop will allow children and young people to develop this set of skills whilst also performing using film and radio as an expressive medium.

Classes are £7.00 per child payable half-termly. If you have more than one child attending the same discipline each subsequent sibling rate is reduced to £6.50 per session. 

Junior class

The Junior TV and radio session runs from 10 .00am to 11.00am and is suitable for children from Year 3 to Year 5/6 (Key Stage 2).

The focus of the session is on the art of storytelling and we start by taking well known children’s stories like the Three Little Pigs, and turning them into short films which the children perform and film themselves with assistance from the teaching staff.

The cameras used are simple and lightweight making it easy for them to use.

Depending on the story chosen, there will usually be sessions on:

  • Costumes (dressing up!), making props from everyday objects and simple make up
  • Locations and scenery building
  • Stop motion animation
  • How to make and record sound, music and sound effects
  • Basic script writing and create simple screenplays
  • Perform roles to camera.

Learn is lots to learn about cameras, sound, lighting, makeup, costumes and building simple sets and children often find a role they are more interested in. 

Senior class

The Senior Film, TV & Radio session runs from 11.00am to 12.00 noon and is suitable for children from Year 6/7 onwards.

The class builds on the skills learned in the Junior class with students taking on more responsibility for script writing, story boarding, performance and recording video and audio.

We also spend time deconstructing famous film scenes and working out how they shot, then trying to recreate them!

As with the Juniors, the art of storytelling is at the heart of the class and we work with and then adapt well known children’s stories to turning them into short films.  The students plan, perform,  film and edit the films themselves with assistance from the teaching staff.

Depending on the story chosen, there will be sessions on:

  • Script writing
  • Storyboarding
  • Camera work using more advanced cameras and lenses
  • More advanced costumes and make up, and location and scenery building
  • Stop motion animation
  • Sound effects and recording
  • Setting up microphones and running a sound desk for live performances

Downloads for Spring Term 2019

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