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Zoom Young Film Maker Awards

The Zoom Young Film Maker Awards is now accepting films for the 2013 competition.

You can enter a film for any of the following categories:

  • Best Film in age category 8 – 13
  • Best Film in age category 14 – 25
  • Best Performance
  • Best Film in age category 8 – 13
  • Best Film in age category 14 – 25
  • Best Performance
  • Best Direction
  • Best Animation in age category 8 – 13
  • Best Animation in age category 14 – 25
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Welsh Language
  • Best Music Video
  • The Zoom Award
  • Best Trailer

The deadline for entries is Wednesday 21st January

The films will be judged by Zoom youth film council and a panel consisting of Industry Filmmakers and organisations.

To get help come along to either Miss Mundy’s Media Club on Wednesday lunchtime at 1.30 in Room 54 or attend the E3 film club afterschool on a Monday in Room 54

The winning films will be shown at the Zoom Film Festival on the 15th March.

The judges are looking for originality, authenticity and creativity.

zoom winnersY Pant students have had a great deal of success at the Zoom awards in the past!

Two years ago Amy Knight, Kate Middleton, Bronwen Rees, Katherine Davies and Naomi John won best film in the 14-25 years age category!

Vote for Y Pant students in the Cut Films competition

Year 12 students Elliot Riella, Jack Isaac and Ashley Evans have entered the Cut Films competition with their clever stop-motion animation highlighting the dangers of smoking.

The competition for the Best National Short Film is judged by the public and currently Elliot, Jack and Ashley are in the lead with their film The Consequence.  Watch the film and vote for them please!

The Consequence

Y Pant TV Launches!

Today (14th October 2011) the school launched Y Pant TV, a brand new initiative aimed at developing student voice. The aim of the project is to harness all of the outstanding work that is being completed both within the curriculum and as part of our extra-curricular activities outside of school.

Head of Media Studies Mr Joseph Kuck, conceived the idea, however it has been the passion and the drive of all the pupils involved that has driven this project to launch. Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students will be responsible for the output, and the content will be played around the school as well as online.

Y Pant TV was premiered today in front of an invited audience, including the school’s Senior Management Team, Governing Body and contributing students.The episode gained gleaming reviews from all who saw it, with Headteacher Mr Tucker recognising this as one of the most “exciting opportunities in recent years for the school.” He’s not the only one who believes so. This year all involved will also be working with professionals from the media industry in order to increase the scale of the project.

Y Pant TV
Students involved working on Y Pant TV at the launch with Headteacher, Mr Tucker, Chair of Governors, Mrs Barnes and Head of Media Studies, Mr Kuck

Y Pant Presents – A Smack of Jellyfish

The collaborative project between English, Media Studies and Art has now been completed and last night, Y Pant School and E3 were proud to attend an exhibition of all the pupils’ work at The Model House in Llantrisant. Parents, pupils and staff had the opportunity to see the incredible artistry and wordplay on offer and view a video of the pupils creating their collective nouns.

The commitment from pupils and staff in creating these amazing pieces of work has been considerable. Every Monday evening for ten weeks, our more able and talented pupils from English and Art have collaborated and created new collective nouns for a series of animals. They have worked with professional artists and poets to create 3D pieces of art and accompanying poetry.

The exhibition will be up in The Model House in Llantrisant for another month, so if you have the chance to go and see it please do, you will be amazed at the work which has been produced.

Deputy Head’s Blog

Another successful week for Y Pant students!  Elsewhere on our homepage you will see a report on the success enjoyed by our students at last Friday’s Zoom Awards.  To win Best Film (Year 9 girls) and Best Direction (Year 12 boys) was impressive enough, but to win in the 14-25 age group category almost defies belief!  I’m told that each category attracted about 80 entrants!  Well done all these young film-makers; Steven Spielberg needs to start looking over his shoulder!

Amy Jones and James Watt competed in the finals of the Oxford Debating competition last week and acquitted themselves with real flair, talent and no little success.  If you pass them by please remember to congratulate them; just don’t pick an argument with them!  This competition was the last of the Debating season, one in which Y Pant has enjoyed unprecedented success across several age groups and categories.  Well done to all the pupils involved as well as to Mr Gareth Howells and Ms Jane Norton for all the hard work committed to preparing the pupils and accompanying them to competitions across the country.

I am pleased to be able to report that Ms Rebecca Buckwell was appointed to the post of teacher of Science this week.  Ms Buckwell came through a field of 90 applicants and 10 talented shortlisted candidates in order to be successful.  She currently teaches in The Laker School in the Forest of Dean and will be an excellent addition to the teaching staff of Y Pant.

A quick reminder about Peter Pan: tickets are going fast…get yours while you can!

It’s Comic Relief Day today and there are fundraising activities going on throughout the school.  Fascinating to see teachers in school uniform (that fits!).  I look forward to reporting back next week on the amount of money raised.

Have a great weekend; it’d be good to see Wales finish the 6 Nations with a win in Paris but no predictions this time!

Y Pant Film Makers Zoom to Success

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a registered charity helping children and young people from disadvantaged communities in the South Wales Valleys to overcome the obstacles of social and economic disadvantage. Zoom works with children and young people aged 8 to 18 and provides them with access to a year-round programme of film and digital media activities, services, and pathways to training, education and employment.

Zoom Young Filmmaker Awards 2011

The following Year 9 students won the award for:

Best Film Age 14-25:

  • Amy Knight
  • Kate Middleton
  • Bronwen Rees
  • Katherine Davies
  • Naomi John

zoom winners

The girls tackled the subject of bullying. All of the filming and editing took place outside of school and this recognition is a fantastic achievement, especially considering the age range of the category.

Best Director

The following Year 12 students won the award for Best Director:

  • Michael Bryant
  • Alex Knill (Bryn student)
  • William Haley

They produced a short film that was influenced by the television programme Band of Brothers

Win a trip to Sweden!

You could win an expenses-paid trip to Sweden next year as part of the Comenius project.  We are looking for small groups of film makers to shoot a film based on the idea of “Community”.  The films will be judged by a BAFTA award nominated film maker and the winning group will be on the plane!

There will be workshops on Tuesday lunchtime in room 54 where year 12 students and staff will be on hand to assist with any technical matters.

The deadline for this work is Monday 1st November.