So typical, after just promising that there would be no drop off in blog posts, I’ve been away from WordPress for a week!
I do have a good excuse though, we’ve spent the better part of the first week of the holidays rewiring our greenscreen TV studio.
I’m very proud of that studio, which unlike most school’s was entirely fitted by myself and colleagues. There are some excellent companies out there, like PlanetDV who will do all the heavy lifting for you, but they do charge for the fitting.
Also, the majority of systems use professional software which adds another layer of complexity to the filming process. With the best will in the world, students don’t need high-end products as a studio when used correctly is more about confidence building and public speaking skills.
The studio cost less than £7000 to fit completely (compare this to a nearby City Learning Centre’s £250,000). I’ve often talked about sharing how we did this and so it’s about time I did.
In the coming weeks alongside the 20 tips, I’ll be posting a breakdown of how I designed the studio, the choices I made and the impact it has had on teaching and learning. Hopefully by the completion you’ll have a shopping list of everything you need to replicate the facility, if you so desire. and if not, you might be a little entertained along the way.