Don't just imagine...lights, camera, action!
We are surrounded by the moving image and children are incredibly well versed in technology from a young age. Our film making classes, also known as 'Reel Acts', combine creative engagement with professional filmmaking tuition. Our unique classes will encourage children not just to imagine, but provide them with both the physical and creative tools to bring their ideas to life and create their own films. In Reel Acts, students will explore the full creative process of filmmaking, learn about pre-production, visual storytelling and screen-writing before bringing their ideas to life in front of the camera. This experience can be very rewarding to students of all ages!
Reel Acts will appeal to children with many different interests, whether a child already has an interest in filmmaking and technology, or is looking to gain in confidence through fun workshops that will engage them creatively. Students will learn about the different roles on a film set, both in front and behind of the camera, and will try the roles of being actor, director, camera operator and other production roles. Skills-based lessons will give them an understanding of operating camera and sound equipment, while acting technique lessons will highlight the differences between acting on screen and acting on stage.
Students will learn on equipment provided by Creative Acts. We will look at different genres of film and styles of cinematography each term including action, documentary, stop motion animation and green screen, gaining inspiration from existing Film & Television scripts, before unleashing the students’ imaginations to create an original short film. After editing, films will be published online and a private link will be sent to the school to forward to students and their families.
Reel Acts can be offered as a weekly class, in which students will have plenty of time to become competent users of the equipment and learn various filmmaking and screen acting techniques. Alternatively, Reel Acts can work as a fun holiday workshop, in which the children will be challenged to imagine, write and create a short film in just a few days, or as specialist workshops that can support the teaching of the national curriculum.