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Moulding Media Mindsets

Date Posted: 04/09/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

70 A Level Media Studies students from QE, recently participated in an inspiring Music Video Study Day to develop their knowledge and technical skills in practical music video production. The morning consisted of ‘top tips’ for music video production, followed by a practical filming session where students recreated a music video by the band Strokes using a multi-camera and continuous lighting set-up. All of the students were able to get to grips with performing, directing and operating the different cameras, honing their skills in shot composition, camera movement and directing. During the afternoon session, students engaged in a practical video editing workshop using Adobe Premier to edit an extract of a music video.

The event not only provided the students with an opportunity to enhance their performance and technical skills, but also motivated and inspired them to strive for the highest grade possible in their Advanced Media portfolio. Student Rob Ellison comments ‘The Study Day provided me with a detailed insight into the making of a music video, and I learnt new camera and lighting techniques which I can incorporate into my own work’. Jay Parsons, who would like to work in the media industry in the future, adds ‘I gained many tips on how to maximise my progress in the coursework unit whilst also having fun’.

Nicola Naisbett, Course Leader of A Level Media Studies, concludes ‘The Music Video Study Day was a huge success. It was very rewarding to see the students having fun whilst developing practical video production skills that will enhance their A Level coursework and prepare them for work in the creative industries. I am proud of them all for rising to the challenges presented to them and thriving in all of the different roles’.

For more information on A Level Media Studies and other Advanced Levels offered at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, please contact Laurence Job (Vice Principal).