Calling the Shots!

Chestnut class enjoyed a fantastic morning with Steve and Theo from a film company called ‘Calling the shots’ who delivered a special effects in film workshop.

This workshop was provided after a previous student, Emma Buckland, won a competition to design a film poster through ‘Into Film’ last academic year.

The class took on the roles of actors, camera crew and directors and learnt about different techniques including locked off shots, choosing the right angle and forced perspective when using a camera fixed to a tripod.

They also learnt about chroma keying or green screening and experimented flying on a broom, driving a car or putting on a cloak of invisibility.