On Tuesday 28th June, Life Skills Week offered a workshop with the Young Film School Academy. It was led by Ed Boase OR (director and producer) and Ben Righton (film, tv and theatre actor).
First of all Ed and Ben spoke about the history of film and how it all started with the first film and the introduction of sound into movies, which was very informative and interesting at the same time. We then did a bit of practical work where we learnt how to film a punch convincingly, and how important camera angles are in the filming of fight scenes. After a short break we had our go at writing our own scripts, with Ben, and were also taught about the different types of camera angles and when to use each of them through a demonstration by Ed.
When we returned from lunch, each Social was given the task of making their own ten-shot-film. Ed and Ben distributed different scenarios to each Social, such as “a kidnapping and an attempted rescue” and “true love with an obstacle”. We were given an hour to shoot the films and, after an hour filled with opinions and disagreement, we returned to the theatre for a screening of the films. The session ended with an ‘Oscars ceremony’, won by C Social for their hilarious, but very well filmed, love story. Follow the link below to watch some film making.
In the evening, there was a careers presentation by Mr. Pullen which informed us about the importance of getting ahead in terms of finding out what we want to do when we are older. We discussed work experience and researching careers which could interest you.
Straight Will Marsden (OR), who is currently studying at Duke University, led a Q&A about Universities in the US giving a valuable insight in to how studying in the US and how it compares to Universities at home in the UK.
Report by Freddy Campbell-Gray, K Social, Fifth