And… we are live!
Thank you all so much for your support – we are very proud about this video because we produced it entirely at KKCL with our own students (and as is often the case when working with creative people, it has been mostly improvised).
It all began when we were recording another video in our studio and overheard our Director of Studies Emma Lauson singing one of her songs, Lights, Camera Action, which later became the key motive for our Go Create! English programme…
Go Create! English is our special programme designed to boost the students’ confidence in speaking English and their will to learn, through fun activities like filmmaking – having a group of students with us on work experience at the time, it was only natural that they were involved in the making of this video.
The idea of using it for a video started when we had a group of Italian students from Gallery Teachers, with us to have a work experience (Alternanza Scuola Lavoro), Some of them were with us to work as technical staff, others in the teaching department, at the reception and in marketing, and while all of them were busy with the day to day learning activities, we succeeded (with their help) to make some extra time for this masterpiece of a video.
We successfully carried out a workshop on photography to give students the basic knowledge of how to use camera shots in a professional way, then we actively involved them in the filming process, as Actors and Technical staff. In fact, under our supervision, they recorded most of the footage.
This has been a fantastic opportunity for them to learn how film is created, learning how to do a production plan, designing the lights on a set, the psychological meaning of camera movements, and also negotiating with local shop staff to shoot parts of our footage in their beautiful facilities, demanding initiative, spontaneity and creative in finding ways of bringing our Orange Tiger to life.
Then, and this is a bonus for those of who are passionate about film (mainly me), it has been a great experience to discuss with these students about the grammar of humor (which was pretty hilarious…), what it is funny and why, and quoting some classic films within the project.
We would like to thank Marios Andreou for coming to our school to record the song he produced with Emma and all the local shops that helped us with this project without any prior notice, proving once more that KKCL is not just a school, but also a strong community of people willing to help one another!
We hope you can become part of this too.