“I really enjoy having the subject specialists here. My favourite subject is film and media, at the moment we are studying film posters, comparing them and designing our own.”
noah year 9, joined ric from canterbury steiner school
RIC students enjoy the industrial quality light and magic of the movies without ever leaving the campus. The College converted a room seating 70 in its newly restored building into a stunning state of the art cinema complete with a SIM2 projector and electric 10ft screen. A 7.1 surround sound configuration is controlled by a THX system. The new installation is an awesome combination of digital surround sound and big screen picture with a clarity and fidelity seldomly seen in the classroom. Lower School students are able to enjoy the animations and short films they make on this big screen.
RIC was proud this year to host the premiere of the first film produced, directed and starring a group of our A level students. Filmed on location in the local area ‘Fragile Society’ is a bleakly dystopian vision of the future. Click here for the full movie and here for the facebook page for the film which demonstrates how the talented team of cinerats are as adept at viral marketeering and industry style promotional strategy as they are at film making itself!
Film and Media Studies are now very well established at the College with a track record of outstanding results. In September 2008 we wereone of the first UK schools to offer GCSE Film Studies to its students. Film making is taught from Year 7 upwards and students are introduced to skills such as storyboarding and screenwriting as well as film journalism.
The College is delighted to participate each year as a host venue for National Schools’ Film Week, organised by Film Education. Four screenings and talks for children from local primary schools take place in our on site cinema. National Schools Film Week is the biggest event of its kind in Europe and in 2010 took 300,000 children to see 1,500 films in 530 locations throughout the UK.