Project Description

Project Brief – School Video Birmingham

We were brought in to co produce the video with the University of Birmingham.  The School video for the UOB School was a big project that  needed a lot of organising. Commissioned by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, this film congratulates the graduating 6th form class of 2017 at the University of Birmingham School. As the first class to graduate UoB School, the Jubilee Centre felt it important to mark the occasion, and capture the voices of the students as they describe their journeys since joining the School in 2015, the choices that they’ve made, and the impact being part of the School has had on their characters.

School Video

School Video

The Final School Video


There were many challenges for this project.  The biggest one to create the story for the whole project based on just a number of enrichment projects.  It was important to meet our selected students and get an idea of their experiences over the past two years and from that create a structure for the film.  A big focus of the film was to showcase the variety of enrichment sessions available at the school, however the enrichment program had finished for the year.  We had to make sure we could schedule in some mock sessions in between the interviews and general cut away shots.  Luckily we had a great team to work with including Gary Tanner from Man in a Hat and the amazing team from Creative Media who were all there to ensure anything planned was carried out perfectly.

Pre Production 100%
Filming 100%
Final Cut Pro 100%
Editing 100%
School Video Services

Initial Concept Planning

In order to produce this video we had to spend a lot of time planning how we would shoot everything. We worked alongside the school to ensure all the timings were correct and from there we could have a better idea of when we could film everything.

Drafts & Revisions

The way we approach filming the school promos is to work with the school and come up with a shooting schedule, rather than just turn up on the day and hope for the best. By having a schedule in place it means we can also make quick decisions should things need changing as they invariably do.

Final Delivery

As with all our other videos we were able to discuss ideas beforehand so we knew what sort for style they wanted to go for. We were also able to work on shooting schedule, which meant we could avoid disrupting the lessons as much as possible and arrange interviews in between lesson times.

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Final Results

We were lucky to be able to access the 6th Form pupils and they were inspiring on our filming days.  The pre production planning and script as well as the opportunity of working with such a talented team meant we were able to produce a great video for the University of Birmingham School!  Hope you like it too.

Click here to see our process when producing a School Video for you – Creating a School Prospects Video

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