Primary school children called the shots at Staffordshire University becoming budding filmmakers for the day.
Pupils aged between 8 – 10-years-old from Crackley Bank Primary School enjoyed a day long workshop in film production given by Unique Media Production and student volunteers from the BA(Hons) Media (Film Production) awards.
The mini-filmmakers worked as both cast and crew to produce four ‘Charlie Chaplin-style’ silent films and were involved in every aspect of production from script writing to editing the first cut of their films.
Anna Town, from Crackley Bank primary school said: “It was lovely that the children could have a go at filming their own pieces and it was really interesting for them to see how all the different roles were important.
“Each of the children had a special role and I know they would love to return in future in order to learn even more.”
Rachel Brewster, Production Manager at Unique Media Production, Staffordshire University’s in-house media production company, said: “Everybody rose to the challenge and was a credit to the Crackley Bank primary school and Staffordshire University.
“Everyone had a wonderfully fun, exciting day and I feel sure that Unique, and the students, have inspired some future filmmakers in the process.”
The school are planning on holding a screening of the films (‘Halloweeeen!’, ‘The Vets’, ‘Mr. Mole’ and ‘Should Have Gone to Specsavers!’) for family and friends before Christmas.
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