National Film&Screen Saturday Club

Course overview


The National Film&Screen Saturday Club gives young people in years 9,10 and 11 the unique opportunity to study film and screen at Activate Learning. It will introduce young people to the massive opportunities in this rapidly growing sector of the UK economy for free.

The combination of creative thinking and technical skills is at the heart of the National Film&Screen Saturday Club, and we encourage you to bring your imagination to life.

This club is a great start to your creative journey; whether you aspire to direct, or become a cinematographer or editor, this club will open your eyes to the vast opportunities this industry offers.

Club members also participate in national events including Masterclasses with leading industry professionals and the Summer Show, where Saturday Clubs nationwide exhibit their work in a public exhibition – all for free!

National Film&Screen Saturday Club is FREE, and places go to students who want to expand their creative skills and are committed to attending on Saturday mornings from October to March!

Please note: by enrolling to a National Saturday Club at Activate Learning, you will be part of the National Saturday Club, taking place across the UK. We will be required to share the data of those enrolled with the National Saturday Club for administrative purposes.

You will explore the breadth of film and screen from storyboards to film production. You will develop practical and technical skills across screenplay, story boarding, filming, editing, and lighting. You will also enhance a number of transferrable skills such as creative problem solving, production, planning and budgeting.

What can I expect?

  • To provide young people the opportunity to express themselves through creativity
  • To develop and explore production ideas and bring their visions to life
  • To experience different creative roles such as director, actor, sound operator
  • To explore performance suitable for the screen, ie floor markings, camera angles, natural and controlled acting
  • Storyboard work; beginning, middle and end
  • Characterisation; how to build a character
  • Basic camera skills and editing techniques
  • To encourage group work and skill development

You will be working in Reading College Film and Media workshops.

National Film&Screen Saturday Club is FREE and places go to students who want to expand their creative skills and are committed to every Saturday morning throughout the Autumn and Spring term.

All materials, equipment and educational visit costs for this course will be covered by the college.

Please bring a snack and other refreshments.

This course will nurture your talent, build your confidence and self-esteem, while providing you insight into college life. You will be better prepared for a pathway into further and higher education and to careers in the creative industries.

There are many creative options to explore at our Activate Learning colleges, once you have completed your GCSEs. We are confident that you’ll find a course that matches your interests and aspirations!

Reading College offers multiple FE courses in Film and Media. Explore the opportunities waiting for you!

The Summer Show will take place in June 2022

Team members of Vocal Networking will be delivering the National Film and Media Saturday Club at Reading College.

Vocal Networking has been designed to bring together all up and coming talent and to help them develop their skills in film, and media. Using knowledge and passion the team have a professional, friendly attitude and vibe for their love towards the arts. and making Vocal Networking grow successfully.

Do you want to know more about Vocal Networking? Please visit their website: http://vocalnetworking.co.uk/

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