Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Blue Coats try their hand a film making

A group of 60 students from Reading Blue Coat School made their own short films last Friday (13).

The Year 12 students wrote and shot the films at the One Day Film School, run by the Young Film Academy at the school in Sonning.

Academy founder Ed Boase introduced the session before director James Sharpe taught the students how to choreograph fight scenes, using James Bond film Casino Royale as an example.

There were also talks on camerawork and scriptwriting before the students split into seven groups and were given one hour and 15 minutes to create their own movie.

The finished products were shown at the inaugural Blue Coat Film Festival later in the afternoon, before Mr Boase awarded the title of best film to “The Standoff”, a Quentin Tarantino-inspired picture with the tagline “A man walks into a bar …..ouch!”

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