Filming for our friends in Cyprus
The YJA team at Cottesmore Millfield were tasked to make a short film about our school to be shown to the pupils of Dhekalia Primary School in Cyprus.
The link with Dhekelia & Cottesmore is that many students from Cyprus will be transferring to our school in the near future. We thought it would would be a great idea to give them a whistle stop tour of our school and show them what life will be like when they join us.
So recently the YJA team members have been busy filming all sorts of cool things about about Cottesmore. We all had a job to do when we got involved in filming for the first time! After some training, Jake (the senior journalist) mentored the rest of the team on how to get the best from the camera and microphones. Most of the action was filmed by Nicole who said, “It was lots of fun to film and I would love to film more!”
Our first film location was in one of the classrooms. We chose to capture the action in one of our favourite teacher’s classroom, Mr Clark. Molly, the journalist who filmed in Mr Clark’s classroom, told me, “Filming in a teacher’s classroom was very hard because of all the noise of learning in the background but I really enjoyed it, it made me focus more.” Molly went on to say, “We were filming in an art class so we needed to try to film in the tidiest areas so we could set up all the camera gear.”
Molly went on to say, “We were filming in an art class so we needed to try to film in the tidiest areas so we could set up all the camera gear.”
We really wanted to film the school’s Breakfast Club because everybody said it was really fun! Fortunately, Matt, our media trainer, agreed to an early start and we arrived at school at 8 o clock in the morning and got straight into filming. Jake had this to say, “I loved Breakfast Club but they made me clean up!”
In the film, Mrs Richards, who is a teaching assistant, watches the children as they make toast for their breakfast. We filmed in other areas, like a music lesson and whilst watching a sneaky peak of a YJA interview taking place. Kara, who was an audio engineer, said, “Filming was really hard but rewarding!”
If you are dying to see the film just click below and see us in action.
Cottesmore Millfield Academy