The silent film workshops are an exciting and immersive experience. Designed as a way for pupils to enrich their curriculum learning and engage with their class topic, the workshops offer real insights into professional filmmaking practices. From story creation and storyboarding to prop making and silent film acting techniques, the FiE team encourage the pupils to take ownership of their film. The children are always exhilarated, energetic and highly creative throughout the entire process. The films are later professionally edited and after the graphics and music have been added, they are sent to the school to enjoy and use as a teaching tool in the future.

The children of Holy Trinity and St Silas C of E Primary School made a film to document the process, watch it here!

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How Do Our Silent Film Workshops Work?

Take a look at the storyboard below, which illustrates how our workshops run and for more information, take a look around!

There are many ways to hear about us.

There are many ways to hear about us.

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Planning is the first stage...

Planning is the first stage…

…Choose a subject then…

…Choose a subject then…

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The Film In Education team arrive for workshop day!

The Film In Education team arrive for workshop day!

It's time to put thoughts on paper...

It’s time to put thoughts on paper…

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The week before filming day...

The week before filming day…

Everybody takes different jobs...

Everybody takes different jobs…

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Before you know it, it's filming day!

Before you know it, it’s filming day!

Last minute preparations...

Last minute preparations…

...And then filming starts

…And then filming starts

Everyone tries their hand at the various roles...

Everyone tries their hand at the various roles…

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Time to get editing

Time to get editing

And then graphics and special effects are added

And then graphics and special effects are added

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The completed film is sent back to school

The completed film is sent back to school

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