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FilmG

Congratulations to Culloden Academy Gaelic pupils who recently entered the FilmG competition.

Their film, titled Dochas, was made to raise awareness for Cancer research. It was based on a real-life story of one of the pupils’ families, and she really did shave her head for charity, raising an amazing £484.28.

All pupils have committed to donating any money raised from this film to MacMillan Cancer Support. They are very grateful to be given the opportunity to raise awareness of cancer and hope that their film will be beneficial to others.

Please follow the link to see the video and vote!

DOCHAS – CULLODEN ACADEMY

HIGHER PRU HW: DUE 23RD JAN

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Please complete the reverse of your sheet, by considering how you would use ACTING TECHNIQUES to convey the identified traits as strengths or weaknesses.

An example is below for guidance.

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A full list of acting techniques is also below – please be a more thoughtful actor and consider more than just voice and movement!

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RODDY STEWART MEMORIAL AWARD 2017

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The Roddy Stewart Memorial Award is a really special date in our school calendar whereby we celebrate the life of former pupil, Roddy, and his love of Performing Arts.

We invite pupils with talent in Music, Drama, Dance, Film/Animation or Prose to submit a piece for performance. The applicant need not perform the piece themselves as applicants are judged on any of the following; performance, writing, directing, choreographing or composing.

The award is only open to S4-6 pupils and has a prestigious award and a prize fund to further the young person’s development in the Performing Arts.

The auditions are to be held on Tuesday 7th February and the final will take place on Friday 17th February in front of a panel of industry professionals, and a live audience.

If you would like to apply to be considered, please collect an application form from outside Miss Lomas’ office and speak to a member of the Drama or Music Department for guidance.

Closing date for applications is Friday 3 February.

HIGHER PRU HW: DUE MON 16TH JAN

Based on the following question, complete the chart below.

As an actor, describe five strengths and/or weaknesses of a character in your selected text.

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Senior deadlines 

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a good rest as now, the fun begins! Exam season is officially upon us! 

A reminder then, that all HIGHER FOLIOS are due for submission to Ms Van Exan on Wednesday 11th January. 

All NAT 5 BOOKLETS were due in on Friday 23rd December so if you didn’t hand them in then, Ms Wallace will be expecting these tomorrow – Monday 9th January. 

For all levels – if you do not have a fully completed folio then you cannot be presented for a qualification. SQA rules! And as we come to organising groups for practical exams, we need to know who is in, and who is out, ASAP! Please do not let us down! Or yourselves for that matter! 

It’s a busy term, but an exciting one. Let’s do this! 

NEW CLASS ALERT! 

Former pupil Roddy MacDonald is back in town and will be running a brand new broadway dance class! Full details below… 

SYT AUDITIONS!

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EXCITING DRAMA OPPORTUNITY FROM THE SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE>

Registration has opened for the first ever Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble.

We are offering young people aged 16 – 25 who live work, study or have family who live in Scotland, the opportunity to challenge and develop their theatrical skills by collaborating with some of the most influential theatre-makers working in Scotland today. We aim to develop participants as theatre-makers and in addition to performance, members will explore writing, directing  and production.

The Ensemble will evolve with total input from the members . Development weekends will occur throughout the year and throughout Scotland and there will be a performance in Summer 2017. Members can also attain a higher education qualification.

We want the National Ensemble to be something young artists aspire to, an additional level of stretch for those who are keen to broaden their artistic, social and geographic horizons and connect with like minded people. They don’t have to be intent on entering the industry, as confident creative individuals we know they will carry their Ensemble experience with them in whatever direction they choose to travel.

Only 20 places are available and entry is based purely on ability and commitment.

If you are interested go to http://scottishyouththeatre.org/whats-on/scottish-youth-theatre-national-ensemble/.

HIGHER PRU HW

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DUE DATE: MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER

Choose one character from the following: Prudencia Hart, Colin Syme, The Devil.

Identify one specific character trait for this character.

Source 3 quotes that back up up your choice. Remember to write page numbers for reference.

BFI Film Academy – Residential Programme

CALLING ALL FILM MAKERS!

BFI is running a high-level national talent development project for 16-19 year olds for Animation & Video Effects.

Forty young people from around the UK will be invited to join the residential academy. This consists of an introductory day followed by a residential week over the spring half term. The cost ranges from £0 to £210 and the students will be responsible for their travel – a generous bursary scheme ensures that costs will not prevent any filmmaker from taking part. Visit the Bursary scheme to find out more.
During the course you will:
• Make an animated film or VFX sequence
• Be offered bespoke careers and training sessions leading to a potential work placement
• Build your professional on-line portfolio
• Work with industry specialists to hone your skills
• Understand how to find work and training in this sector
• Develop your understanding of film-making language
• Attend film screenings and networking events
• Industry visit
• Receive 6 months follow up careers and training support
• . . . . . . . . . . have a fantastic time

Accommodation details – Gillwell park is the scouts headquarters and is set in lovely woodland and fields in Chingford. They have an exiting range of activities that you will be making use of during some of the evenings. You will be staying in a purpose built dormitory. You will be sharing rooms in groups of two, three or four and each room has en-suite facilities with a shower. Our trainers and tutors will be staying there to ensure all round care and support. There is also a canteen and study room where you can work in the evenings if needed.

Training Venue – You will be training at the hub at City and Islington College. This is a modern, £15M, purpose built media training centre with training rooms, filming studios, sound rooms, theatres and chill out areas. You will commute by bus from the accommodation in Chingford.

Dates for the project are:

Applications open: 2/10/16
Deadline for returned applications:  6/12/16 – 5pm
Applicants informed of decision by:  13/12/16
Introduction day:  Saturday  21/1/17
Residential: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th February 2017

Download the application form here –

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HAVE A LOOK AT THE COURSE PROMO VIDEO…

AND HERE’S SOME OF THE WORK CREATED IN PREVIOUS YEARS…

Further videos can be found at the link below;

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HIGHER DIRECTORS: STANISLAVSKI

Here is an overview of the Stanislavski System which this week’s directors should be engaging with as they prepare for their assessment. The key principle is NATURALISTIC acting, with real emotion and intent.

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5 TRUTHS: STAN STYLE