Media Studies students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull received a masterclass in Media Documentary making last week.
Andrew Pearsall, Course Leader for the Photo Journalism course at the University of South Wales, visited the College to deliver the masterclass to first year A level students. It involved a crash course in Photography and will significantly aid students with their own documentaries, which they will be completing for their course.
The documentaries this year focus on issues like, The Price of Food, Binge Drinking, LGBT Representation in the Media, and The Obsession with Gaming. Students are at the first stage of editing and Andrew was able to speak to the students about editing techniques to do with sound and visual representation.
“The best thing to do is use your own experiences when filming your documentaries and don’t be frightened to use all the technology you have on hand, including your mobile phone.”
Media Studies teacher Rasbinder Gill added:
“Many thanks to Andrew for giving up his time to visit the College. It is part of a burgeoning relationship with the University of South Wales. The students enjoyed the experience and found it very helpful.”
8 December 2016