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Oscar-Worthy Film Day

Monday, 14 November 2016

Once again the Year 10 film day was a great success, due in no small part to the tutors Ed Boase and Graham Foote from the Young Film Academy. Ed is YFA Director/Founder, a writer, director, comedian and actor who recently completed his first feature: Blooded, a fictional docudrama. Graham is a freelance composer, professional vocalist, and is also freelance arranger and orchestrator and has worked on scores for several major Hollywood films.

Following a short introduction, the girls were involved in a fight choreography session run by Graham. They then enjoyed watching many extracts of films over the years whilst Ed covered the history of film-making.

Danish pastries and juice were enjoyed by the girls before they knuckled down to a screenwriting session and learned how to use the camera. They were given the opportunity to make a three-shot film as a practise before their actual assignment.

Having planned their individual ten-shot film, the girls dispersed to various locations around School and in the grounds to make their film.

The day ended with a screening of all the films followed by an award ceremony. The Oscar was awarded to the winning film crew for their version of Love Never DiesGirls on the winning team were Amina Dar, Elizabeth Glover, Jasmin Hussain, Safia Kapadia, Jessica Price, Emily Rajbhandari, Lucy Stiles and Charley Wakefield.

The girls should be commended for their enthusiasm, which never waned but in fact gathered momentum, culminating in some interesting films. They had the opportunity to hone their time-management, team-working, leadership and communication skills whilst learning about the film industry in an informative and well-organised day.

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The winning team with their Oscar

The winning team with their Oscar