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Posted: December 17, 2014

Trailers in a day 2014

Once again the media and film department visited Welland Park Academy to make film trailers in a day. Students investigated the conventions of film trailers, planned their own, shot footage and then edited – all in a school day. The results are below.

High School Horror

Kermit the Tickle Monster

Saurez Bites Back


The Mole

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Posted: July 1, 2014

Illegal treatment of women in Hollywood?

If the approach to women was common in other industries it would be grounds for legal action according to The Independent in a great article on women in Hollywood.


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Posted: May 27, 2013

Breaking the 4th Wall

Amazing compilation:


Posted: March 18, 2013

An offer you can’t refuse

The National Film and Television School, in association with the BFI, has created the Talent Campus, and if you’re 16-19 you should be doing all you can to apply. As they say:

The BFI Film Academy Talent Campus delivered by the NFTS is the first ever national residential of its kind. With places for 54 young people aged 16-19 making short films under the tuition of industry experts, it’s a really exciting opportunity!

What are you waiting for?

Talent Campus


Year 13 students have been experimenting with experimental film recently. As you can see from the results, they had a lot of fun doing it and learnt huge amounts.

Be warned: it’s noisy.

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By Brett Clements, Sam Pinkham, Ross Robinson, George Winter

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Posted: December 11, 2012

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