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Week 4, Term One, 2019

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This year, in an exciting upgrade of our facilities, the College has converted one of its classrooms, Cordner 1.1, into a dedicated, industry quality, film studio. This venture coincides with the construction of the Design Building and adds to the development and expansion in this area for student use.

The room consists of a 10 metre green wall with curved ends for Chroma Key functionality in post-production and an 8 meter white photo wall with curved corner for filming. The paint used on these surfaces can also be used for photography. One of the key features of this room is an installed pantograph, an overhead suspended lighting system, with 12 White LED lights that can be adjusted from warm to cool white. This enhances the room’s diversity for filming and photography. An additional feature is the purchase of a RGB LED light that allows the students to add any colour across the spectrum into their shots to enhance the dramatic effect.

Coupled with this room is an industry spec dolly tripod and camera, an array of microphones, teleprompters and Digital SLRs. This facility, along with our commitment to using industry standard software for post-production, Adobe Premier Pro, will certainly enhance student outcomes for those that take Media Arts in Year 9 and 10 and Film Television and New Media in Year 11 and 12.

We are looking forward to seeing the use of this facility evolve over time, not only for the students taking media and film, but also for how the College community might use it as well. This has been an exciting collaborative project to be involved in bringing to life and the result is testament to the commitment by all involved in the project to make this a truly exceptional Somerset Experience.

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