Sessions in FILM & TV
PERFORM on the professional stage
STAR in your own motion picture
Work with industry professionals every Saturday, 10am to 1pm, gain experience in front of camera & on stage, grow your potential.
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5TH SEP - 12TH DEC 2020
9TH JAN - 27TH MARCH 2021
24TH APRIL - 24TH JULY 2021
AT WINDSOR GIRLS SCHOOL, IMPERIAL RD, WINDSOR, SL4 3RT
EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10AM - 1PM 42 WEEKS OF THE YEAR
STUDENT RATE £80 PER MONTH
SIBLING OF STUDENT £50 PER MONTH
When broken down our monthly fees work out at a rate of £6.62 per hour (includes roughly 10 hours of additional rehearsal time over the course of a year).
No extra cost will be incurred (excludes ticketed performances).
Fee includes MN t-shirt, masterclasses, additional rehearsal days, showcases, etc.
Fees are payable in advance via STANDING ORDER in monthly instalments.
3 hours per week, 42 weeks per year.
One month's notice is asked cancelling standing order.
Project dependant, our age groups sometimes cross over, especially during our film & TV projects as it gives our films more diversity and creates for some interesting on-screen relationships. Rest assured, all groups are monitored by our staff and during periods of crossover our younger people are well looked after.
On a week to week basis our groups are separated into the following ages:
6 - 10
11 - 14
15 - 18
The disciplines our young people get involved in are the same no matter what age group you/your child falls under, what does differ from age group to age group is our content. Put simply, the older you/your child is, the more advanced the technical aspect and challenges are that we set.
FILM & TV
Film & TV is one of our core subjects, sessions are led by industry professionals and cover all areas of the industry, from acting in front of the camera to production.
By working collaboratively on our feature films, or broken up into smaller groups to work on short films, our projects begin during the development phase. Not all of our young people are actors, some prefer to direct and produce content, so projects start during pre-production. This includes story, scriptwriting, shot listing, location scouting and casting. We put as much onus on our young directors, producers and wannabe lighting and sound engineers as they feel comfortable, which in turn allows our actors to do their thing! We endeavour to create a bespoke experience for our young people and encourage them to work in an area they are interested in.
Once the filming process has wrapped, the editing of the visual and audio elements begins and can include all of the tasks associated with cutting raw footage, assembling that footage, adding music, dubbing, sound effects, to name a few. This is called 'post-production'.
Term ends with a screening at a local cinema where all friends and family are invited to see our films and usually includes an awards ceremony, think the Oscars but better!
While our film & TV sessions are about having fun and teaching our young people about the various processes of filmmaking and performance, they also encourage those involved to work as part of a team, communicate, problem solve and manage/plan both their own time and that of their group.
Sessions take place at CROMER STUDIOS, Holy Cross Church Crypt, 98 Cromer St, London, WC1H 8JU OR WINDSOR GIRLS SCHOOL, Imperial Rd, Windsor SL4 3RT
Theatre is one of our core subjects, sessions are led by industry professionals and cover all areas of the industry, from acting on stage to production.
Theatre can range in project and type, from devised performances for which our young people are responsible; with the help of our tutors, for creating script, staging and performance. To more established, well-known plays, comedies and best-loved musical theatre shows. All sessions are taught by industry professionals and project dependant, we cover all areas of theatre, including singing, dancing, acting, movement, voice and diction, plus much more.
Sometimes our young people work collaboratively on large scale single projects, where our two older groups can occasionally be cast as one group. Alternatively, age groups are separated and given a section of a play, comedy or musical to perform in. If our young people are not performing in a show, they compete in our showcases, where students are given a theme and have free reign over who they work with and on what genre or project type they work on.
All major theatre shows are performed at a professional theatre venue, parents, friends and family are invited to attend and watch. These events are on a scale similar to the industry and give our young people a taste of how it feels to work on a professional stage.
Not all of our young people are keen actors, some prefer to direct, stage manage or operate lighting and sound. We endeavour to create a bespoke experience for our young people and encourage them to work in an area they are interested in.
While our theatre sessions are about having fun and teaching our young people about the various processes of theatre and performance, they also encourage those involved to work as part of a team, communicate and are an amazing way for you/your child to increase confidence.
To help our young people compete in an increasingly competitive world, we are a project-driven enterprise, or PBL (Project Based Learning). This means behind the scenes our students secretly learn by actively engaging in real-world situations, via personally meaningful projects.
Students work on a project over an extended period of time. For our showcases, it's usually one school term, for our theatre or film & tv projects it's over two terms. We engage students with real-world industry situations, that require an ability to problem solve, prioritise and manage a variety of situations. Students demonstrate their knowledge of key skills through performance and presentations in front of a live audience.
As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaborative, creative and communicative skills.
This method of teaching does not interfere with the students acting training, it complements it by creating a bespoke experience allowing students to realise and enjoy other aspects of the theatre, film and television industries.