Chroma key

For the first time in ages, I have had a very busy week.

On Monday, I made the first of my three visits to Blackburn College (see and returned there again on Wednesday and Friday. Both of these later workshops had the same content at the first and were received in a similarly positive manner. Congratulations then to LSIS for releasing the money for this type of bid, aimed at releasing staff for essential training, and similar congratulations to Blackburn College for securing the well-worded bid. Every one that attended a workshop took something away with them; most took an awful lot more than ‘one’.

There are just two further workshops to deliver in Blackburn now (a full day and a ‘twilight’).

As a complete change on Thursday, I was invited to the Salford TEN Centre to work with RM. A group of year five learners were coming in from a local school and I’d been asked to help facilitate the daylong session.

I’ve worked with RM before, both alongside them at a secondary school in Salford and for them at a couple of others. This was the first time I’d been asked to work in their Salford HQ – The TEN Centre. And, it was the first time I’ve worked with learners of this age. It was great.

They were in the centre for a ‘creative’ day and were to undertake all stages of creating a DVD! They had to storyboard their film, act in it, partake in the shooting and direction of the film (using chroma key techniques) and finally edit it. And they did brilliantly. It was really cool to listen to their ideas, to witness their energy and excitement and to work with them on this project.

I hope I can do it again.

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