Whatever combination of abilities, learning styles and skills your students have or need to develop, creating their own media content can help them on their way. Not only is it a break from routine that will help them engage, it promotes collaboration and group work, and helps you embed key skills throughout the curriculum. From shooting simple video and recording music on an iPad, right up to editing with industry-standard tools, and sharing projects, we can help get you set up with the hardware and software you need for students to start getting creative.
Stage Three:Management and delivery
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Shooting and recording (Production)
With all the different production roles and stages involved in filmmaking and music recording, it’s the perfect opportunity to promote a range of skills, get students working in groups, increase confidence and hit key learning goals. It’s not just about music and media courses either – using video and audio can get students engaged across the curriculum, whether that’s using green screen video to explore space travel or geography, podcasting a history project or writing a movie script. Here are some of the top solutions we can provide for the production side.
Quality, affordable shooting – Cameras
We have in-house video experts who have spent years working in the creative industries, which means we can advise on the best camera and storage solutions for your needs (and budget). We also tailor simple iPad and camcorder audio and video recording kits for classrooms to get you started right away.Shop now
Professional, repeatable shots – Tripods
The shaky-cam effect can be great, but for when you want the perfectly stabilised shot, you need a tripod. Your video looks more professional, shots are more repeatable and students can concentrate on getting the script right!Shop now
Perfect lighting for your environment – Lighting and greenscreen
Getting the right lighting for video within a school environment can sometimes be difficult (huge windows, artificial lighting etc). So we suggest a simple lighting kit to get students’ videos looking as good as possible. We also stock chroma kit to help you get started with greenscreen.Shop now
sound – Microphones
Get great quality sound for students’ productions, with our selection of microphones including mics for the studio, USB mics (which are great for podcasting), lapel mics for interview-style pieces, and shotgun mics for taking recording outdoors.Shop now
Mulitple-input video streaming and effects – Live production
Let students create live webcasts and TV packages, taking inputs from different cameras and screens, add titles and graphics, then stream the results to the web or screens around school, or save to use later, with our range of NewTek TriCaster and live production systems.Shop now
A whole new custom studio – Studio design
Want to install a whole new audio or video studio? We can help you with everything from the hardware to custom desks to fit your room. We’ll set the whole thing up so it’s ready to use, and can even train staff to use it all too.Enquire now
Experience of industry-standard tools and professional-level workflows helps students impress employers.
Award-winning radio production at English Martyrs School
English Martyrs Catholic Primary School recently added a radio production suite which has engaged students, improved speaking and listening, and even bagged them a recent Sony Radio Award…
"The radio has impacted on children’s speaking and listening, it’s impacted on their writing, it’s also impacted on social skills and confidence as well, because some of the children we targeted the project at were the children who were wary of speaking in front of others, and it’s interesting to see how they’ve developed in confidence.”
Paul Allen, Head of KS2, English Martyrs Catholic Primary School
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What can we do?
Get all the kit – Come to us for hardware and software.
However you're trying to bring video and audio into the curriculum, we have a great selection of cameras, audio equipment and more to suit all levels and budgets.
Get all set up – We can help with installation.
we have a team of accredited engineers and project managers whose job it is to set up your IT at a time that suits you. They'll make sure you're up and running with the minimum disruption to your school.
Get up to speed – Come to us for CPD training.
We can provide official Apple and Adobe training for teachers, tech staff and end users, as well as CPD training to help teachers get the most from Mac and iPad in the curriculum.
Get expert advice – Ask about consultancy.
Our team have spent years working within the creative industries, and can design you a bespoke ICT solution based around industry-standard kit. Along with their technical skills, they have a knack for translating IT technician speak for teachers.
Creative Edu Autumn/Winter 2016 issue