In four days, Friday May 17th and Tuesday May 22nd, 20 Year 10 students from Bishop of Winchester Academy in Bournemouth, UK, created 4 individual narratives, They were supported by undergraduates from Bournemouth University and sixth formers from the school. This project was sponsored by Cision and Bournemouth University.
This is what sixth formers Ellen and Kurt had to say about the project:
” We think that this has been a good experience for us to be able to get involved with, as it has boosted our skills and increased our knowledge about video, photography and sound. Each group worked closely with the Bournemouth University Undergraduates and Staff and they were very helpful; providing a useful insight, as well as their experience in these particular areas. Further more, the BU Staff brought a lot of equipment with them to aid the teams with their different projects. This allowed us to experiment with the gear which we would not have access to in a normal school day as well as it helping to make our projects more professional. The BU Staff presented these projects to us and the students in a great way talking us through the processes, and the equipment used. Overall, we think the whole experience was worth while and gave us a useful insight into the Media World. ”
Year 10 student named Rosa said this:
“When we first found out about the Bournemouth University project, I was really excited. It looked like a great experience and brilliant opportunity to learn about different types of media that go beyond the original idea of storytelling. My group decided to do our presentation about the environment, and how turtles and other sea creatures die due to the unfortunate consumption of plastic and how it is polluting the ocean. We brainstormed some ideas and put them onto storyboards until we got to use Genarrator. Using Genarrator, and as a whole this project has been so fun. It has been so different and unique and I have learned so much. Genarrator is easy to use and it allows you to incorporate video, photography, sound and many more, and it is like nothing I have ever done before. With the support from lectures from Bournemouth University, undergraduates and six formers, we created a great narrative called: A Flipper Tragedy. Each slide contains different photos, videos and images, and we got to use sound and record our own voices to play each character. I got to use Photoshop, Audition, which is sound editing, Genarrator, and I got to voice Flipper the turtle. I loved doing this project and I would definitely do it again.”
Here are links to all four of the narratives created:
Here are some photos of the week’s work:
This project was sponsored by Cision and Bournemouth University