Neyland Community School – Film Premier 2017
Our filming story began in October 2016. Each of the three upper school classes has made a film to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100 year anniversary in 2016.
They started by all learning the different filming skills they would need.
They learned about the role of the director and their team including assistant, camera person and sound. Then they all reviewed films from our school and previous winners of the Pembrokeshire Film Festival. They thought about all the things that would make a good film. We chose Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhyme – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Each class then began the hard work of preparing their films. Everyone in the class auditioned for a different role. There were so many on offer from Actors, Extras to Director, Camera person to Costumes and Prop to Music. Once everyone had a role – they got ready for filming. Organising the filming took a long time. O nce the filming was finished – the directorial team had the tricky job of using iMovie to organize the clips, add voice overs, music and sound effects and sorting the title and credits. But that still wasn’t the end! Then they showed the film to their own classes. Everyone reviewed the films and emailed the Director with ways to improve it. They repeated this a few times before they were happy with our film. Today – Thursday 11th May we held a school Film Premiere- first for the whole school and then later in the day for nearly 100 parents. Neyland Co-op kindly sponsored all the refreshments providing drinks, cakes and biscuits. Sadly the Pembrokeshire Film Festival isn’t taking place this year – but the winning film – Class 5RW – will be having a special treat of a VIP visit to the Torch Theatre – to watch both their film and a top release. The Friends of Neyland School have kindly offered to pay for the tickets and money raised from the Premiere will pay for the bus.