On Wednesday, a group of Year 9 students visited Hull University to take part in a Film Studies workshop as part of the Transformative Film Culture for Hull 2017 – a project which brings together key film festivals, programmers and event producers in collaboration on a year-long, city-wide film programme inspired by the themes of Hull 2017.
Our students were invited to participate in the workshop by Into Film, an organisation which supports teachers to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film.
The workshop, led by Dr James Zborowski - a lecturer in film and television studies at the university, focussed on ‘the order of intention’ – a theory that film makers apply to their stories to create tension and humour. Students were then tasked with applying this theory to the film ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’, a film directed by Hull University alumnus Anthony Minghella, before exploring how this affects the audiences understanding of the story and characters.
The students’ teacher and trip leader Miss Michaela Pirie commented: ‘The students really enjoyed their time spent in the university and learnt a lot from the workshop. They were a credit to the school. I would also like to thank Into Film for the opportunity they provided and we look forward to working alongside them in the near future on further projects that will enhance our new GCSE course in Film Studies’