Category Archives: Schools

identity and voice

I had a lovely conversation with two girls at Our Lady of Victories Primary schools today. The girls where visiting from the nearby Holy Family secondary school. They asked me where I came from because they said I didn’t have an accent. I said I was born in Bradford but have spent a long time… Read More »

Schools: Exciting film commission opportunity from Film Nation UK

Below is some information sent to me from CAPE UK (creative practitioners in schools).  The use of tablets in schools is gathering pace and this looks like a very interesting opportunity. _______________________ Shoot Smart: The Tablet Filmmaking Programme Film Nation UK is launching Shoot Smart, a new commissioning programme that will explore and test effective… Read More »

The spoken word. Audio Boo for education

I’ve always had an interest in the spoken word and have been enchanted by the power of great voices. Audio Boo is one of those social media networks which I think is hugely overlooked by many and has great potential. I’ll talk about Audio Boo in a moment. Listening to humans talking is something which… Read More »

Celtx. Free software for screenwriting and more

Are you looking for help with screenplay layouts and a way of collaborating in the creative process?  The School Media Club has been trying out Celtx to see how it can be used in the classroom. In our latest school filmmaking project we prepared a screenplay together using Celtx, an online film production project management… Read More »

St Joseph’s Primary School film

Had a wonderful morning at Keighley Picture House there Nick and Eileen welcomed our cinema project.  The school had 6 weeks to make a film – but not just any old film.   The project was initiated by the arrival of a strange alien capsule guarded by the D.A.F.T. agency.  The capsule contained this encoded message… Read More »

Schools making films for the cinema

I thought I’d share some exciting progress I’m making with the St Joseph’s project in keighley. Being a bit of a film technology enthusiast, I have been looking at ways of delivering school videos in Digital Cinema format. Normally this process would cost thousands of pounds to format and encode special files. The film we… Read More »