School’s Out

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Blogs, Philip Berman

To mark the end of the 2013 school year here’s a film we’ve just completed for West Hove Infants School.

Their new site on Connaught Road Hove has a really rich cultural heritage and earlier this summer they organised a Victorian day so the pupils and local community could learn about their past.

We set out to tell the story from the children’s perspective. We wanted our Victorian children to be seen and heard! Kids as young as five rarely get to be heard on TV or online video for many reasons not least because they can be quite shy once the camera starts rolling.

It was quite a challenge, but in the end a rewarding experience. The film has a very different feel to the majority made about children and we’re really pleased with the end result.

The film will support the school’s application for National Lottery Heritage funding.

‘Well done and a big thank you to all involved in the making of the film, I thought it was great! The film really captured the enthusiasm and excitement the children had for learning about the Victorians as well as informing the viewer about the history of the school. It was a big A+ in my book! Thank you again to you and your team for creating a school memory that the children can look back on.’ Jo French, PTA

‘Philip this is gorgeous it brought a tear to my eye! Beautifully captured with such a light touch. Really natural and a great idea to have pupil narration. Wonderful!!! Can’t thank you enough.’ Clare Hoban, Parent

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