On April 14th, Suffolk One celebrated the excellent work produced from A-Level Media Studies, A-Level Film Studies, BTEC Media Production and BTEC Games Design with an Oscar-style award event. With the red carpet rolled out and trophies polished, students arrived in suits and cocktail dresses in anticipation of winning an award.
Student's video production work was showcased on the big screens in front of a packed audience. The evening started with the fictional pieces from AS Media students, with their coursework task of producing a thriller. The tension filled pieces explored gore, drama and suspense. A2 Media Studies demonstrated a professional approach to their video work. Ella Chaston produced an excellent awareness campaign that challenged the media's representation of women and the effect this has can have on society. Other work included creative and artistic music videos of which looked close to what you may expect to see from the music industry as well as a variety of magazines. Film Studies students explored generic and artistic approaches to film making, A2 award winner, Laura Stephenson produced an emotive piece on a young woman dealing with cancer.
This year saw the introduction of a new course - Games Design. A show-reel of 3D models demonstrated the student's skills development with a variation of robots, animals and locations. With the high standard of work, it made it difficult to choose a winner, but the breadth of Bill Cooley's portfolio meant he picked up the award.
The showcase of Year 12 Media Production work was perhaps the audience's highlight, the fun stop-motion animations, well performed music videos and particularly the comical energy drink advertisements were greeted by cheers and cries of laughter. Year 13 Media Production showcased the work with industry partnership initiatives. The nomination videos with for the Suffolk County Green Awards and the Community Achievement Awards, which the whole class worked with local businesses and community groups to produce over 50 videos. This required a professional approach from the students to the productions and work from briefs and deadlines. This experience prepares students for the media industry.
A fantastic evening that celebrated the hard work from all the students over the past year.
AS Media Studies - Henry Catling, Laura Watson and Alexia Denney
A2 Media Studies - Jodie Burns and Cody Myall AS Film Studies - Ellie Colman, Josh Kemp and Alex Hutson
A2 Film Studies - Laura Stephenson
Games Design - Bill Cooley
Year 12 Media Production - Blake Elsey
Year 13 Media Production - Luke Penning