Date(s) - 06/02/2015
9:15 am - 12:30 pm
Sky Skills Studio
- Event Age 07-11
- Event Age 11-13
- Event Age 14-16
- Event Age 16-18
- Event Subject English
- Event Subject Humanities & Social Sci
- Event Subject Technology & Engineering
- Home Ed event
Organised by Lou
Come behind the scenes on an exclusive tour of Sky Studios and get the chance to work with all the latest technology to make your own TV report in Sky Skills Studios.
The session starts with a tour of the studio. Students will see the latest broadcast technology and learn how TV is transmitted through satellite signal.
The group will divide into four teams and each student will have their own role.
Each team will be supported by a member of the Sky team who will train them on the studio equipment and make sure they deliver their section of the programme in time for transmission.
Afterwards, the pieces will be edited together and the group will be able to see their finished piece in the transmission area and there will be a secure link to be able to watch it back at home.
The topic for the workshop will be “Celebrity Culture.”
“This report explores the reasons why we value who we value. The report examines the current celebrity culture, and asks the questions – Do we admire people for their skill and intellect, or do we admire them simply for being famous? How does the concept of ‘celebrity’ fit into society today?”
The roles are:
- Producer – oversees the whole experience and is the final decision-maker and time keeper
- Director – manages the filming in the studio area, the shot composition, direction and advice for the Presenter in front of camera.
- Scriptwriter – creates the words to fit around the pictures to tell the most ineteresting story (does not have to be from scratch – it is possible to choose from a pre-defined list of script options).
- Camera Operator – controls the shot composition and recording of the camera to create the best takes.
- Presenter/Reporter – will collaborate with the Scriptwriter to tell the most natural story in front of the camera.
- Eye Witness/Expert – answer the reporter / presenter’s questions in front of camera (required to “get into character” slightly)
Spaces limited, so book now – spaces allocated on a first come-first served basis. Children must be aged 8-18yrs (and no younger siblings are permitted on this trip)
Adult spaces are limited, due to space inside the workshop area (and will be allocated on a first come-first served basis), so please only book if your child is able to go in without their parent/adult. The Sky TV staff are brilliant with the children, by the way.
IMPORTANT – There are mixed ages on both sessions. You MUST give photographic permission to participate.
WHEN BOOKING PLEASE PUT NAMES & AGES OF CHILDREN (and their role preference, if they have one and whether they need to be grouped with or separated from siblings)
Please note that your child’s preference isn’t guaranteed (because all roles need to be filled) and all the children must work together as part of a team. Previously, the camera operator was probably the most popular, but in reality the other roles are just as exciting, if not more so. Some roles may be shared. Children will be placed in one of four groups, roughly according to age (and sibling preferences if given) as far as possible.
Non-participating adults and siblings must wait off-site as there is no waiting area at Sky TV itself (there is a nearby retail park where you could make the most of shopping without/with less children)
We have been to Sky Studios before and the review of our previous trip can be found here.
The associated Pinterest board is here.
ON THE DAY ITSELF: Meet at 9.15am at the Welcome Centre. (You will have to go through the security gates – even if you have no parent space and have to drop-off your child). Collect at 12.30pm from the same place.
There is only parking for parents who have a parent space on the visit.
Bookings are either closed for this event OR you are not logged in (you must be logged into the website in order to book)