Reminder to Book your CPD Sessions

If you haven’t already booked your afternoon CPD sessions please do so by Monday – you will have been invited to do so by Eventbrite so check it hasn’t gone into your Spam filter. The full programme is now available, including a downloadable pdf. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t book, there’ll be a signup sheet on the day – but we can’t guarantee the slot you want will be available.

Book your afternoon CPD sessions now

If you’ve already registered for the Refresh Event then we’ve emailed you to invite you to book which afternoon CPD sessions you’d like to attend. If you haven’t yet registered for the event then you can do so at http://refreshevent.eventbrite.co.uk.  We will then contact you to invite you to book for the afternoon session. Choose one from the 2-3pm sessions and one from the 3-4pm sessions:


2-3pm

1. Introduction to iPad Filmmaking (Charlotte Crofts, UWE) – Waterside 2

A practice-led workshop on how to use the built-in iPad camera and iMovie App to create simple trailers, for younger children. Bring your own iPad and download iMovie for iPad https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8. Remember to charge your iPad, bring charger and ensure there’s enough storage space to record clips. There’s free WiFi at Watershed_Open – no password required.


2. Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking 1 (Sy Taffel) – Waterside 3

What do you need to think about in terms of workflow, peripherals, aesthetics?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of DSLRs for moving image capture?  A presentation followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

3. *Pecha Kucha – ‘Sharing Best Practice’ (chaired by Susan Hughes, UWE) – PMStudio Event Space

Do you have an example of excellent practice you want to share?   Do you want to find out how other people are doing it? A “Pecha Kucha” is a simple presentation format designed to stop people waffling on too long, where you talk for 6’40” to 20 images, the slides advancing automatically every 20 seconds http://www.pechakucha.org/faq You can download a Pecha Kucha PowerPoint template here: http://newlearning.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/pecha-kucha-template/ *If you are interested in presenting a Pecha Kucha please select the GIVING A PRESENTATION ticket and then email us your title to dcrc@me.com.  Places are limited to five presentations per time slot. Please use the PowerPoint template in the link provided and bring your presentation on a USB stick on the day. If you just want to be in the audience of the Pecha Kucha session the please select the AUDIENCE ONLY ticket.

4. Critical Approaches to British Cinema: The Crying Game (Josie Dolan – Film Studies, UWE) – PMStudio Meeting Room

Crying Game

Neil Jordan’s 1992 film The Crying Game usefully exemplifies two interlinked, but highly distinctive, approaches to studying British cinema; firstly, the economics and institutional structures of the British film industry; and secondly, British films that represent a dominant British national identity for a global market and/or films that contest the meanings of ‘Britishness’ within the home nation.

This session aims to use The Crying Game to signpost the scholarship and debates emerging from these approaches.


3-4pm

5. iPad Filmmaking 2 (Charlotte Crofts, UWE) – Waterside 2

A practice-led workshop on using the 8mm App and iMovie to create simple videos, for younger children. Including basic transitions and sound design. Bring your own iPad and download the 8mm App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/8mm-for-ipad/id441875100?mt=8 and iMovie for iPad https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8.


6. Hands-on DSLR Filmmaking 2 (Sy Taffel) – Waterside 3

A practice-led workshop which will explore working in low light, experimenting with depth of field, picture style settings, interview techniques and a comparison with traditional HD video camera. You can either follow on from the earlier workshop or come if you’ve already had some experience with DSLR cameras.


7. *Pecha Kucha – ‘The Value of Teaching Film and Media’ (chaired by Jeanette Sakel, UWE)  – PMStudio Event Space

Same format as the earlier slot, but different topic – why is what we do important?  Why should the government continue to fund and support film and media education in all its forms? What is the impact of teaching film and media?  Can you talk about this for just under 7 minutes? You can download a Pecha Kucha PowerPoint template here: http://newlearning.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/pecha-kucha-template/ *If you are interested in presenting a Pecha Kucha please select the GIVING A PRESENTATION ticket and then email us your title to dcrc@me.com.  Places are limited to five presentations per time slot. Please use the PowerPoint template in the link provided and bring your presentation on a USB stick on the day. If you just want to be in the audience of the Pecha Kucha session the please select the AUDIENCE ONLY ticket.


8. Mediated Lives: Harnessing Students’ Own Media Use (Michelle Henning – Media Culture Practice, UWE) – PMStudio Meeting Room

What can social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram teach us about the ways in which students learn, understand and interact with media? This session will draw on recent critical debates about new media and how these can be explored through students’ own media use. In particular, we will focus on the ways in which new technologies enable media to be all pervasive, and to reshape everyday experience and social interactions.

Jane Austen Facebook page

We will also address how skills gained through use of apps, social and online media, blogging and games can be tapped into for media production projects, and the creativity students use in these contexts can be recognised and valued. In the second half of the session we will share examples of best practice, ideas for projects (both creative and research projects) and case-studies.


Remember, if you haven’t yet registered for the event then you can do so at http://refreshevent.eventbrite.co.uk.  We will then contact you to invite you to book for the afternoon session.

Refresh CPD Actives firming up – sneak preview

We’ll be announcing further details of the CPD activities happening in the afternoon shortly, and inviting those of you who’ve already registered to select which sessions you’d like to come to via Eventbrite. In the meantime, here are the headlines:

From 2-3pm there’s a choice of:

  • Introduction to iPad Filmmaking (Charlotte Crofts – Film Studies, UWE)
  • Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking (Sy Taffel)
  • Pecha Kucha – ‘Sharing Best Practice’
  • The Crying Game: Critical Approaches to British Cinema (Josie Dolan – Film Studies, UWE)

Followed by further sessions from 3-4pm:

  • More iPad Filmmaking (Charlotte Crofts – Film Studies, UWE)
  • Hands-on DSLR Filmmaking (Sy Taffel)
  • Pecha Kucha – ‘The Value of Teaching Film and Media’
  • Mediated Lives: Harnessing Students’ Own Social Media Use (Michelle Henning – Media Culture Practice, UWE)

If you haven’t yet registered then you can do so now at Eventbrite. Once you’ve registered we’ll then be in touch to invite you to sign up for the afternoon sessions.

#refreshevent Tweet Chat 26 June 1-2pm

For those of you who can’t make the actual event, we’ll be hosting a Tweet Chat on ‘The Value of Teaching Film and Media’ which will take place during the networking lunch 1-2pm GMT on Wed 26 June, hashtag #refreshevent. We’re keen to have a dialogue across all sectors of education, informal and formal, from primary schools to higher education, from community learning to film education, so don’t be shy. Here’s a useful blog post on how to effectively participate in a Tweet Chat if you are new to Twitter.

Refresh free tickets on sale now

Free tickets to the Refresh Film and Media Teachers’ Day are now available on Eventbrite. Lunch is included on the day. Places are limited and we ask you to book before 12 June so we can order catering.  See the programme for confirmed speakers. We’ll be announcing details of the CPD seminars and workshops  taking place in the afternoon – themes include DSLR Filmmaking, iPad Filmmaking, Critical Approaches to British film and a sharing best practice Pecha Kucha. We hope you can join us to celebrate the value of teaching film and media across all sectors of education from primary to HE and beyond.