Well almost the same sort of thing…
I took a school group of Year 11, 12, and 13 students to Alicante’s “>Ciudad de la Luz
It was – without any doubt – the best educational trip I have ever experienced. My students were given a tour of the most up-to-date film and television complex in Europe, which is both an educational establishment offering audio-visual graduate and postgraduate programmes, and a fully fledged film studio complex where the likes of Francis Ford Coppola and Carlos Saura can be seen in action, directing productions.
My students were given the excellent opportunity to work as a team, under the supervision of two television professionals, to produce a twenty minute news programme. They used all the professional equipment available in a vacant studio (four cameras including one with auto-cue), with a second team assembled in the production suite, manning sound desk, camera coordination, and direction; with radio communication with the studio.
Within a very short time, a group of motivated students – with no previous experience of television production – had worked as a team to produce a high quality news broadcast. When we came to the playback, the main amusement was watching our student presenter struggling to keep a straight face when the auto cue was too slow (it was being keyboarded in real time in the production room…)
What an amazing educational opportunity. Thank you to the Generalitat de Valencia, sponsors of a really impressive film studio complex and the backers of local students’ bursaries to attend the courses in this state-of-the-art City of Light, where film education meets with the film professionals.