We are always on the lookout for opportunities for wider achievement – taking what we know from the classroom into the community and wider world. We also try to get the benefit of some outside help from professional actors, dancers and directors. This page will help you keep up to date with all of the upcoming events and competitions…
*** AUGUST 2016 ***
Thank you to Lucy McGlennon at Eden Court for working with us to explore Mungo Park – the most recent production from our friends at Dogstar Theatre Company.
This was a spectacular production involving an incredible array of every day props, used so creatively and to great effect. The workshops, lead by Lucy, allowed for excellent discussions and analysis, helped along by the information given to us by the cast themselves during the post show Q & A.
Applications are now open for the BFI Film Academy Highlands & Islands!
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Over a 9 day residential during the October school holidays, we are offering intensive training in; storytelling, directing, production, sound recording, editing and camera with the final aim of devising, shooting and producing a plot driven narrative short film.
Working with key organisations and individuals within the Film Industry, we will provide you with an understanding of the commercial industry, cultural knowledge of the film value chain and the skills you need to help make a career in film a reality.
WHAT IS THE PLAN?
10th – 18th October – Full Filmmaking Residential
Drumnadrochit by Loch Ness – Living onsite with your fellow students, living and breathing film!
You will take part in training and development sessions covering everything from storytelling/storyboarding, camera workshops, sound and sound design, editing to directing, composition and production.
- In the first 4 days each participant will also develop a short film script, with two chosen to be made into films by the group
- A day of pre-production where you plan your short film shoot.
- Two days shooting your movie. Split into two groups you will have time to bring your story to life
- A day and half editing your final film.
- Saturday 29th October – Screening and Careers Day
WHAT IS THE COST?
There is a £25 fee for attending the course, but bursaries are available for both the fee and travel for those eligible. Don’t let the cost prevent you from applying.
We will provide three meals a day and accommodation for the Residential part of the course, running 10th-18th October.HOW CAN I APPLY?
You can only be eligible for this Academy if you live in the Highlands & Islands (inc Orkney & Shetland) and Moray regions. You must be between the ages of 16 to 19 at the beginning of the course. We will select participants based on passion, ability, talent and willingness to work hard. Full details on how to apply is on the website here
WHY GET INVOLVED?
If you get a place, you will work towards the completion of a Bronze Level Arts Award that will enhance your knowledge, skills, CV and Further and Higher education applications.
This documentary explains the whole exciting process from the young film makers who have been involved.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/176157684″>‘Making Of’ | BFI Film Academy: Highlands | 2016</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/screenedinburgh”>Screen Education Edinburgh</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Below are two of the short films that have recently been created that give an example of the work that can be produced on this awesome course.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/158163103″>Absence | BFI Film Academy Highlands | 2016</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/screenedinburgh”>Screen Education Edinburgh</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/104379557″>Qwerty | BFI Film Academy Highlands | 2014</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/screenedinburgh”>Screen Education Edinburgh</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW!!!
*** OCTOBER 2015 ***
Thanks to Vox Motus for inviting us to a post show discussion following their amazing production of ‘Dragon’. The whole piece is told without a single piece of dialogue and is visually spectacular! Our pupils were able to use this to answer Section 2 of their Higher Drama Exam, and since they all got an A, it was clearly successful!
*** OCTOBER 2014 ***
THANK YOU to Miriam from The Scottish Ballet who came to Culloden Academy in March to lead a group of S3 pupils in a workshop exploring their AMAZING new production of A Streetcar (Ms Wallace’s fave play…in dance form….perfection!) Miriam was super impressed with our students…..video footage to follow!
*** OCTOBER 2013***
On Wednesday 2nd October, we welcomed Scottish Youth Theatre into school to lead workshops with our senior pupils. They explored the play ‘Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off’ and explored Scottish Independence. All pupils were excellent and really engaged with the work. Here is a little sample of what they did…
*** FEBRUARY 2013 ***
Earlier this year we entered the Scottish Youth Parliament’s Film Competition this year and despite making it into the top 10 in the Region, unfortunately we didn’t get any further. The girls involved put in a great effort however so well done to Kenna MacDonald, Meghane Griffiths, Hannah Finlayson, Nicola Alexander and Lucy Cameron for their amazing work. Their film is below…
And here are some of the events we’ve participated in, in the past…
S3 PUPILS WORKING WITH VOX MOTUS THEATRE COMPANY –
HIGHER PUPILS WORKING WITH NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND –
Food on Film Festival – Best Documentary WINNERS!
We also entered this animated film into the Food on Film Festival last year…
In 2011 a group of our 3rd Year students worked with professional Film maker James Stead in a project funded by the olympic commission to create films based on the themes of the 2012 Olympic Games.