Each Studio group uses different filmmaking equipment, with technical difficulty increasing through the age range.
We aim to achieve a balance of relevant technical learning, high production standards and ease-of use, so that filmmakers can make the most of their production time with us and can also build transferable skills that they can take with them for the future.
There is plenty of equipment available within each filmmaking course. It’s important to us that every student has the maximum opportunity to get hands on and be creative.
Camera equipment ranges from iPads and HD camcorders with our younger studios, to DSLR cameras and broadcast standard/industry spec cameras with our older studios.
All the cameras shoot in Full HD or 4K and are chosen for their ease of use, combined with image quality and production standard.
Studios 4 and 5 also work with additional lenses and filters.
Grip and Other Equipment:
We use a wide variety of additional equipment, such as tripods, dollies, gimbals and sliders.
The crews also use clapperboards and other on-set equipment to learn about professional film production and how to work as part of a film crew.
Each Studio also has access to a green screen, as well as use of indoor lighting and reflectors.
With Studios 4 and 5, we also work with sound equipment, including different mics and external sound recorders.
We edit using iMovie with younger studios. Our older studios use industry software including Final Cut Pro/Premiere Pro. We also occasionally use After Effects and other post-production software.