Head of Second Form
What were your expectations of the One Day Film School and did it meet or exceed these?
I had heard lots of good things about the One Day Film School as we have used them in the 6th Form for many years. I was slightly wary that it would be quite time consuming for the teachers, but in fact, the boys got on with the tasks themselves and far exceeded my (already high) expectations.
Was it different from other remote/online screen-based learning – if so, how?
Yes it was different – a real opportunity for the pupils to work closely together in teams despite their physical distance. They were also able to work on their creative skills and enjoyed the independence given to them.
How enthusiastic were pupils – did they do anything special?
The year group absolutely loved this task. Every group produced a film, and most importantly had enjoyed shooting it, editing it and the whole process. There were a number of excellent films at the end of it!
Did you screen their films, and what was the reaction?
Yes they did class presentations and screenings with feedback from their peers. We also screened them to the teachers and had an award ceremony.
What would you say to someone considering ODFS but wary of more screen-based activity?
Yes – each form group watched all of their films and then voted on their favourite. The boys were really complimentary about each other’s work.