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The studio production 'One Show' challenge

Join us in our multi-camera studios to make a fun magazine show in four hours. Based on BBC One's One Show, students will work in front and behind the camera to produce and present a short TV programme featuring news, interviews, video clips and a cooking section.

Contact us for more details, and receive a brief for your students to complete before arrival.

Duration: 4 hours
Minimum number of students: 12
Maximum number of students:
20
Dates: 8-10 January 2018 and 15-17 January 2018


Sound of story (soundscape production)

Taking a poem as inspiration, students will be tasked with interpreting it as a soundscape. The final artefact might include speech, found sounds and generated sounds.

Duration: 5 hours (typically 10am-4pm)
Minimum number of students: 10
Maximum number of students:
12-15


Filming genre (staging and lighting for narrative)

Taking a scene as a starting point, the aim is to stage and light it in three different ways to produce material that can then be imported to a post-production facility for a workshop in colour correction and grading.

Duration: 5 hours (typically 10am-4pm)
Minimum number of students: 10
Maximum number of students:
12-15


Concrete jungle (street photography)

Taking the principles of street photography as a starting point, students will explore their local environment (which might just be the Solent campus, if necessary) to search out and capture the 'decisive moment' for later editing and post-production.

Duration: 5 hours (typically 10am-4pm)
Minimum number of students: 10
Maximum number of students:
12-15


Let's play (multi-camera TV studio)

Taking the idea of parodying popular light entertainment as a starting point, students will create their own spoof game show. They will devise and script a short production and plan for a record 'as-live' TV studio production. After a brief introduction to the studio, students will rehearse and 'go-live' with their production.

Duration: 5 hours (typically 10am-4pm)
Minimum number of students: 10
Maximum number of students:
12-15


The four-hour film challenge

A great opportunity to meet our television production students and work alongside them as you plan, shoot and edit a short film within four hours. The brief is simple: Someone receives a message (by phone, pigeon, post in a bottle). What is their response? This is an exercise to get you thinking about shot sizes, movement and continuity. Your objective is to shoot up to 15 shot set-ups that can be edited for maximum impact on screen. The story should have a point or twist to it (or it wouldn't be a story). Put the emphasis on action and reaction, ie, things happening. Once completed, we will meet up and watch all the finished films and hand out prizes to the best work.

Duration: 4 hours

"What a well organised and interesting outing it was for all; quite a number have said they are now keen to apply to your university."
Denise Meller, lecturer in media studies, Bracknell and Wokingham College


The one-hour story challenge

The ability to tell a good story is crucial in any television production setting. But where do we get ideas from? And how can we best structure those stories to make them fun and engaging? This exercise will quickly get you thinking about characters and narrative, and how to collaborate with others to make your story a success. By the end of the session, you will have a truly unique and original tale to tell - and one that could easily be developed into a feature length drama or comedy.

Book a TV, film and media technology taster day


  • Select your taster day
  • Your details
  • Additional information
  • Would you like our staff to deliver a subject talk at your college prior to the taster session?
  • How will you be travelling to Solent?
  • Your taster day may be shared with another college or sixth form. If you do not wish for this to happen, please tick the box. We may be in touch to discuss the date if another college has already requested it.
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