Fiction: Storytelling

Sky Academy Studios’ FICTION: offers a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for students. It’s a unique and innovative way to bring the curriculum to life, as students work together with talented professional studio staff in a bespoke studio to create their own movie trailers.

How does FICTION:

Students will create a trailer for their story idea based on a 3 part structure 

At the studio, with the help of our expert team, students will further develop their story ideas and discover how to make an attention grabbing trailer using  state-of-the-art technology.

The experience supports development of the Sky Academy Studios key skills: Creativity, Collaboration and Communication.  This experience also supports the curriculum, specifically: fiction writing, composition, understanding of genre, character development and reviewing and refining their story ideas.   

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1. Choose your location

England - Osterley, West London

Scotland - Livingston, West Lothian

Find more details on the Find Us Page

2. Prepare for your day

Your visit to Sky

During your visit, students will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of Sky. We also give students the opportunity to get hands-on and use some cutting-edge technology, working with talented professional studio staff in a bespoke TV studio. All the technology is intuitive, easy-to-use and suitable for ages 8 and up. After working in four studio teams to create their trailer, the class will gather for a final screening of their work. Sky Academy Studios is designed to be a springboard for opening students’ minds and unlocking creativity.

You will be able to download all the information you need about your visit and how to prepare for it, as well as information about the preparatory lesson plan and other supporting resources once you have booked a trip, these will be available in you account under the My Bookings tab


3. Divide your group into four teams

Each team will be responsible for creating their own trailer. They will come up with a story idea in class before filming and editing it ready for broadcast.

4. Work with Sky staff

Each group will be supported by a member of our team who’ll train them on the studio equipment and make sure they deliver their trailer in time for transmission. 


5. Use the latest in technology

We’re giving students the opportunity to get hands-on and use some cutting edge technology. All of our studios are kitted out with broadcast quality microphones and cameras that have been specially modified for use in Sky Academy Studios. We’ve also developed touch screen editing software that can be used to select the green screen backdrops, edit clips, and add special effects, sounds and music.  All of the technology we’ve designed is intuitive, easy to use and suitable for ages 8 and up. 


6. Watch your programme

Once each team has created their trailer and sent it for transmission your group will watch all the trailers and we’ll provide a copy for the teacher to share with parents or back at school.

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7. Behind the Scenes Tour

Our behind the scenes tour will take students into the world of work where they will see first-hand how our staff deliver incredible service to all our customers

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