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Boys Become Spielbergs for the Afternoon

Monday, 24 April 2017

  • Film Academy - advice on filming
  • Film Academy - workshop
  • Film Academy - instruction
  • Film Academy - Arts Centre
  • Film Academy - ready to film
  • Film Academy - filming
  • Film Academy - Discussion
  • Film Academy - setting up a shot
  • Film Academy - filming a scene

Year 11 boys at Bolton School enjoyed an exciting and demanding afternoon producing 10 shot films with direction given by the Young Film Academy tutors Ed Boase and Graham Foote. 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 pupils enjoyed watching extracts of films over the years whilst Ed covered the history of film-making. 

Working in teams of ten, the boys knuckled down to a screenwriting and planning session and learned how to use the camera. Taking final inspiration from a classic Charlie Chaplin short, the boys then dispersed around the campus to produce their own ten-shot film. 

The afternoon ended with a screening of all the films followed by an award ceremony which saw the film 'Run" win an Oscar! The session provided a great opportunity for boys to call upon their creative skills, to hone their time-management, team-working, leadership and communication skills whilst learning about how the film industry works.



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