Lights, Camera, Action! Film & TV Production



This interactive session looks at the varied job roles on a film set as part of a production crew, from the Location Manager to the Director of Photography/Cinematographer and Boom Operator to Set Decorator. You will see how films are made collectively and how each of the different production roles must work together to produce the finished movie. Have a go with different pieces of film and television production kit and learn about how best they can be used to get the best end results to entertain an audience.

Find out:

  • How many people worked on the latest Star Wars film
  • How people communicate on a film set
  • Who is responsible for saying ‘action’
  • What makes an effective film crew
  • How to set up a camera ready for filming
  • What a clapper board is used for

Key facts

On campus
Half day
Key Stage
Key Stage 5
Gatsby benchmarks
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
7. Encounters with further and higher education

Example programme

13.00 – Arrival and welcome  

13.10 – Team work on a film set activity  

13.30 – Set etiquette and Shoot Protocol  

13.50 – Working on a film brief 

14.00 – Demonstration 

14.15 – Break 

14.30 – Activity – On Kit (10 x C100 camera kits)  

14.55 – Case Study playback  

15.15 – Conclusion and feedback

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of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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