Future: Ideas & Innovation

Sky Academy Studios’ FUTURE: Ideas & Innovation offers a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for teachers and students aged 8-16. 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 TV studio to create a promo for one of their ideas.


How does FUTURE:
Ideas & Innovation
work?

Sky Academy Studios’ FUTURE: 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 TV studio to create their own vlogs for Key stage 2 and video adverts for key stage 3 and 4.

FUTURE: As well as the Sky Academy Studios key skills of Creativity, Collaboration and Communication, this experience also supports the curriculum, specifically: writing for a purpose and persuasive language, as well as the PSHE curriculum area of living in the wider world and their responsibilities towards the environment

how does FUTURE work.png

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 get the opportunity to get hands-on and use some cutting-edge technology, working with talented professional studio staff in a bespoke 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 video, the class will gather for a final screening of all their work. Sky Academy Studios is designed to be a springboard for opening students’ minds and unlocking creativity.

Download the Future: Teacher Guide for 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.

Download Teacher guide: 

Future Primary Lesson Plan

Future Secondary Lesson Plan


sss_plan-your-visit_tailored-lesson-plans-for-your-visit_2014-optimised.jpg

3. Divide your group into four teams

Each team will be responsible for creating their own vlog or advert based on your chosen challenge, they will create their ideas, storyboard and then film and edit their piece ready for broadcast


4. Choose your roles

Each member of the team will have an important role to play in creating their pitch, 

Download the Future Studio Roles to help you organise this

Click each title to learn more about each role below

Project Manager

project-manager.png

The Project Manager oversees the whole project and makes sure that it’s completed on time, and that the key messages are clearly communicated.   

Director

director.png

The Director manages the filming in the studio, giving direction and advice to the Presenter(s) in front of the camera.  

Copywriter

copy-writter.png

The Copywriter creates the perfect script to market the product. The words will work with the pictures to showcase the benefits of the idea, and get viewers excited about it. 

Camera Operator

camera.png

Camera Operator: The Camera Operator decides what we see on screen, composes the shot, and records the action on the camera.  

Presenter / Reporter

editor.png

The Presenter speaks in front of the camera to tell viewers about the idea and to persuade them about why it’s so great. He or she will work with the Copywriter to make sure the script sounds natural. (Note: If you need additional Presenters, other roles can double up.)


Editor

reporter.png

The Presenter speaks in front of the camera to tell viewers about the idea and to persuade them about why it’s so great. He or she will work with the Copywriter to make sure the script sounds natural. (Note: If you need additional Presenters, other roles can double up.)


Special Effects Technician

reporter.png

The Special Effects Technician selects and adds the sound and visual effects to the bring the final film to life, using the touch screen edit table.



5. 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 video in time for transmission. 

sss_plan-your-visit_work-with-sky_2014-optimised.jpg

6. 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 and then edit your clips as well as adding special effects, sounds and music.  All of the technology we’ve designed is intuitive, easy to use and suitable for ages 8 and up.

step-8-glowy-box1.jpg

8. Watch your programme

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

9.jpg

8. 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

10_SkyStudios_060618_AP 2.jpg