Welcome to your Visual pathway page. On this page – you’ll find some great resources and activities you can do to prepare you for your visual lessons in Year 10 and Year 12.

Activity 1 - Check out these Top 5 Film making Tips.  Click here to see top tips when making your films to help make your finished film the best it can be.

Activity 2 - Talk and write about the 3Cs (colour, camera, character) and the 3Ss (sound, setting, story) of film to improve your film reviews. Click HERE to download and play this game as you watch films to help you construct a quality review and reflection on your favourite visual content. 

Activity 3 - Do you want to watch films that are a bit different, or more unusual? A great way to improve your film knowledge is to challenge yourself to watch a film from each decade. Use this timeline to record the films you watch and the years they come from.

Activity 4 - Perfect your filmmaking skills by practising the 'show, don't tell' technique. Click here to have a go.

Activity 5 – Get to grips with Premiere Pro or brush up your skills – click here to look at the Top 5 editing basics in Premiere Pro.

Activity 6 - Learn how to use Premiere Pro panels and tools in your video editing workflow. Click here for some further guidance.


Career Tips and Advice for the Visual Industry

Click HERE to see a huge array of resources to help you prepare for the film industry – including a Q&A video with some of the biggest names in the sector, a look into jobs you didn’t know existed and some insight into the job of post production and VFX in the Fantastic Beasts films.

If you want to explore a career in screen, take a look at the range of different roles in film, TV, games, animation and visual effects (VFX).  Find out what you need to do to prepare for a particular role by selecting a profile that interests you and reading on.

You can also check out some general advice on getting in, networking and getting started on your own portfolio.

Here is also a hand FAQ for parents – click HERE.

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If you’re a current Global Academy student in Year 11 – then you’re able to access Adobe Premiere Pro using your existing Global Academy login from home during this period of the school being closed only. See this page for more details.
When you join Global Academy- you will get access to the software within school time and before/after the school day on all computers. You are able to purchase a private subscription to Adobe to use the software on your personal computer – this is also used for Audio and Digial lessons. This is currently £16.24 a month – but is optional. There is currently a free trial for any new subscriptions. You can find out more details here. Again, we recommend waiting to September to decide whether you need to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud.

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