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Performing Arts Update

By 3 February 2023No Comments

Career Focus

Creatives Now | A Conversation with Filmmaker Javier de Prado – Wednesday 1st February

Year 10 and 11 Performing Arts students were treated to a film masterclass from Javier de Prado, VFX artist and director. Javier took us on a journey from the birth of film, from early forms of visual effects to contemporary methods. This was an exciting session on AI (Artificial Intelligence) VR (Virtual Reality) and Animation.

All students thoroughly enjoyed the zoom presentation and Zayn said, “This was a great insight into the world of filmmaking” and Kandi commented “it’s fascinating how filmmaking has evolved over the years and it was great to hear about the techniques used to make actors and film sets look so good”.

Javier has been involved in the creation of movies (Quail Hollow), theatre (Hoy No Me Puedo Levantor, La Realidad) and music videos include working with The White Stripes, El Kanka and Coldplay and BTS.

A great insight for our young actors to understand and learn about what goes on behind the scenes!


BTEC Performance Evening – Tuesday 24th January

Congratulations to all students who took part in last week’s performance evening. Some great performance work of a very high standard, included excerpts from an eclectic selection of plays.

Jekyll and Hyde by Leslie Bricusse (Jozsef, Molly, Heidi H, Megan), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Simon Stephens (Daniel), Blood Brothers by Willy Russell (Nasteho and Ifra), (Kito, Diane), (Kerrigan, Finley, Jess), DNA by Dennis Kelly (Phoebe), Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Ahmed, Samuel), Better Call Saul ‘Chicanery’ written by Gordon Smith (Zane, Travis), Mamma Mia! by Catherine Johnston (Safa, Kevin), Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (Eve, Heidi W, Sadie), West Side Story by Arthur Laurents (Kandi), Bouncers by John Godber (Zayn, Kimberly, Lakeisha, Chelsea).

Well done everybody!