RESIDENTIAL SUMMER FILM SCHOOL FOR 12-15 YEAR OLDS
5 DAY COURSE
The Frontier Centre, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire
For students aged 12 to 15 years.
(includes all activities, boarding and meals)
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Film Course Information
Students aged 12-15 years
5 Day Residential Filmmaking Course
The Frontier Centre
Student Welfare & Health & Safety
The health, safety & welfare of students is our main priority. To ensure everyone’s safety risk assessments are regularly reviewed with our team. They cover all aspects of Film School from facilities to activities. We have an excellent health and safety record.
All UK Film School and Frontier Centre instructors are suitably qualified and have enhanced DBS (Police) checks. Every member of the team at UK Film School works professionally within the film and TV industry and has a wealth of experience of working with, mentoring and inspiring, young people.
A suitably qualified and experienced member of our team is responsible for every student’s pastoral care throughout the duration of the residential.
UK Film School have been running a successful Film School for young people for over 10 years and during that time have hosted hundreds of students from all over the world. Our team is skilled and experienced in looking after young people in a boarding environment.
UK Film School and The Frontier Centre have all necessary insurances including Public Liability Insurance.
However, our insurance does not cover for personal accident or loss or damage to personal property. We advise you to take out insurance if you wish to have cover for personal accident or loss or damage to personal property or for cancellation through sickness, injury or any other reasons, as we are not able to offer a refund in these circumstances.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for details of our Cancellation Policy.
What will students be doing during the course?
The course provides an exciting, valuable and very practical experience of how the filmmaking process works. Our ethos is to treat students as a professional film crew from the outset. Students receive expert mentoring throughout the course and will be shown how to produce a film and use all the filmmaking equipment.
Student’s work in groups of a maximum of 12 (the ‘film crew’) and the film crew make a film from start to finish over the 5 days of the course.
The filmmaking runs from 9am until 4pm Monday to Friday.
Monday and Tuesday are pre-production days, which include an introduction to the filmmaking equipment with a Health and Safety briefing, pitching ideas for the film, script development, casting the film, scheduling the shoot and location scouting.
Wednesday through to Friday are filming days, during this time the student film crew will act in and film the scenes they devised during days 1 and 2.
The cast and crew are rotated during the 3 filming days so that everyone gets an opportunity to experience the many different aspects of filmmaking. The finished film footage is then taken away and edited at our studio.
Once the filmmaking has finished at 4pm students have some unsupervised free time before supper.
Students often use this time to relax and take advantage of the extensive facilities of the Frontier Centre e.g. Football Pitch, Basket Ball Court, Indoor Sports Hall. During this time students are free to leave the Frontier Centre if they wish provided that they are in groups of at least 3 students. No one is allowed to be on his or her own. Students wishing to leave the Centre during free time must sign out when they leave and sign in when they return for supper.
If you do NOT wish your son or daughter to be allowed to leave the Frontier Centre in small groups without the supervision of an adult then please email Jacqueline Edge at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the commencement of the course.
After supper the evenings are taken up with activities and an excursion. The excursion and activities are always planned, organised and risk assessed for safety. There is always a minimum of one adult to every fifteen students during activities and on excursions.
On 2 evenings there are film related activities; an interactive SFX Make Up Workshop and an Editing Workshop and on the other 3 evenings students go bowling, enjoy a cinema night and an adventure activity organised by the Frontier Centre.
All the evening activities and excursions are included in the cost of the course.
What time does the course start & finish?
We ask students to arrive between 4pm-6pm on Sunday 11th August.
The course finishes at 4.00pm on Friday 16th August.
There is a short presentation on Friday between 4.00pm-4.30pm which parents are invited to attend.
What do students need to bring?
We have provided a suggested Kit List on the Course Info page.
Generally comfortable, practical clothing is best for filmmaking e.g. jeans, t-shirt, sweatshirts and trainers.
Students must wear sensible footwear and please don’t forget a warm hoodie/jumper and a waterproof coat and footwear, just in case the weather is wet.
Please don’t forget to pack toiletries and a towel. Bed linen is provided.
Students can also bring along any costumes or props they may want to suggest are worn or used in their film.
All filmmaking equipment is supplied by UK Film School. The filmmaking equipment our student’s use is professional, broadcast, quality.
We recommend that students do not bring any personal items of value to the Frontier Centre as we cannot be responsible for any personal items lost or damaged.
We recommend that students bring some spending money to spend in the Tuck Shop and if they want to buy a UK Film School hoodie, T-shirt or Beanie hat.
All students are accommodated at The Frontier Centre in their highest category Premier Rooms. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and similar to life on a university campus although with more adult supervision and a bedtime curfew that is appropriate for students under the age of 18.
The campus and student accommodation is supervised at all times, day and night by male and female staff. Boys and girls are accommodated separately and a female adult in the female accommodation and male adult in the male accommodation are positioned in each residence to supervise the students at night.
Every bedroom is warm, comfortable and fully equipped. Each room has an ensuite shower room and toilet.
There are also meeting rooms, a kitchenette, a dining room and drying rooms.
Free WiFi is provided in the accommodation.
If students wish to share a room with a friend of the same gender then please let us know and we can arrange that.
The Frontier Centre provides three meals per day in its central dining room.
The food is tasty, healthy and nutritionally balanced. They provide vegetarian options and can cater for students with food allergies and special diets by prior arrangement.
Further information about The Frontier Centre can be found at https://rockuk.org/centres/frontier-centre/
Contacting a student whilst on the residential
If you need to contact a student during the residential please call Gary Halliday on
Tel: +44 (0) 7768 201500.
Travelling by train
The nearest train station is Wellingborough (approx. 50 mins from London St. Pancras International). The Frontier Centre is a 15-minute taxi ride from Welingborough train station.
You can usually pick up a taxi outside the train station. We also recommend NuCabs. Tel; 01933 226565. The cost for a one-way journey with them is £14.00.
How can students access a copy of their film once they have made it?
Once the film has been professionally edited at our production office it will be uploaded to our YouTube channel and a link to the film will be posted to our social media. Students receive a full credit in their film and can use the film that they have made to support and enhance their applications to Film School, University and College etc.
Benefits of the Course
Students will experience the thrill of being part of a professional production and film crew, working as a team and co-operating and collaborating with each other. Each student is of equal value and has a valuable contribution to make in the filmmaking process.
Students will be able to enjoy the extensive facilities and activities provided during the course, make new, like-minded, friends and grow in confidence away from home.
For those considering a career in film and TV this course provides an excellent introduction and our mentors are on hand throughout the week to provide expert career advice and guidance.
We are proud to be a Duke of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider and can complete assessor’s reports for Gold DofE Award students.
We can also provide references for applications to Film School, University and College etc.
Do you offer any discounts?
We offer sibling and group discounts. Please contact us for details.
International Students are very welcome however to get the most form the course they do need to speak English to an intermediate standard.
We can arrange transfers to and from UK airports on request.
“Thank you for providing such a fantastic learning experience.”