Start spreading the news... Film, Media and Games Design students from One had an inspiring trip to New York City during half-term.
A truly unforgettable trip, included visiting all the tourist hot spots including Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, Times Square and the American Museum of Natural History made for an abundance of film trivia to be shared as students recognised scenes from the big screen.
A workshop at the New York Film Academy allowed students to explore their creativity with a scenic backdrop including Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty; offering them the experience of what it would be like to be a university student studying film in the 'Big Apple'.
We also braved the cold winds on the Hudson River and Brooklyn Bridge. The views were worth it though. The cameras were out capturing beautiful shots of the Manhattan Skyline.
A visit to the Museum of Moving Image was magical. There were props, costumes, merchandise and scenery from the world's most famous flicks. The original Chewbacca mask and annotated screenplays from Scorsese films excited students who have been studying these films as part of their course. It was difficult for students not to spend all their time in the arcade; they got the chance to play original arcade machines from yesteryears, including Space Invaders, Donkey Kong and Pong.
New York City offered inspiration every corner we turned and the One students were amazed they were exploring the sights of one of the world's most famous cities, as well enjoying the local cuisine of bagels, doughnuts and pizza. It is most certainly an experience that I will never forget.
Ross Barrett, teacher of Film and Media Studies.
Check out the video put together by one of the students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO85qxyNE2I