Creative Media Students went to Sky Academy in London for an interactive learning experience using the latest broadcast technology. The aim was to make a TV report on where the students would write, produce and direct their own short news bulletin. The day also involved a behind-the-scenes tour at Sky, with hands-on experience of the purpose-built studios.
A specialist team and staff volunteers were on hand to help students use their creativity, communication, planning and teamwork skills to explore topics such as cyber-bullying and natural disasters.
The group were a little quiet to start off with (probably due to the very early start!), but once in the studios they threw themselves into it and really enjoyed the insight of working in a studio. Highlights of the day included the tour of the studios, getting dressed up for their characters, presenting and getting use equipment worth £15,000!
The groups worked very well together, making a report which spanned across studios, locations, interview techniques and editing using a green screen. Some students managed to finish their work early and were able to play around with the cameras and editing, trying out new techniques and practising the skills learned.