This year our first year pupils (Junior Part or JP) have been learning film and animation techniques as part of the Art curriculum.
Over Easter, boys were invited to enter Sixty Second Cinema: our first JP short film competition. It was an opportunity to develop and consolidate their learning whilst exploring creative, personal responses. They did not disappoint. Pupils were given a small number of titles to choose from and interpret in their own way. The results have been wide ranging and they have produced an abundance of tremendously exciting work.
The films were premiered on Sunday evening to a select group (in line with COVID restrictions) at an outdoor screening, in front of the beautiful MUSA building. Our adjudicator was Anna Marie Gabriel, who called in from New York to provide feedback. Having been involved in the music and film industry from a young age, Anna Marie has gone on to enjoy a successful career as a film maker and photographer. She has made numerous music videos, powerful documentaries and has directed and produced live stadium concerts. We are very grateful to her for her support.
Anna Marie selected five winners for the categories of cinematography, editing, sound, after effects and concept.
Best Overall Film
Rishi was awarded the prize for his action-packed piece, Full Circle (below). He also won the prize for Best After Effects. The adjudicator praised his use of great special effects and sound for the fight sequences and drew attention to the professional quality of editing between shots. She also enjoyed his idea of casting the same figure to play both characters, which she felt added an interesting dynamic to his work.
Best Cinematography - Amaar for Shifting Shadows
Best Concept - August for Full Circle
Best Editing - Edwin for Perpetual Motion
Best Sound - Jack for Can
It is always challenging picking out winners where there is such an abundance of quality and all participants have done exceptionally well. We hope you enjoy the films and am sure you will join us in congratulating all those who were involved.
29th June 2021
Sixth Form pupils have launched their new companies for Young Enterprise 2021 after a year of planning and development.
28th June 2021
Through our long-term partnership with the Butterfly Conservation group, Winchester College pupils are helping restore local habitats to promote biodiversity.
22nd June 2021
Winchester College has entered a new partnership with Andover College to enable them to run a CCF programme for its students.
13th June 2021
A number of our Community Service projects seek to make an important environmental impact. The teacher leading our rewilding project in Berkshire, Adam Rattray, explains the context and the progress that has already been made.
28th April 2021
A boy in his final year has achieved a near-perfect score in the UK Chemistry Olympiad, and once again will represent his country in the international competition.
28th April 2021
On 28 April 2021, the College's political society welcomed the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP to a virtual event for boys and staff. The talk covered a diverse range of topics, from Mr Rees-Mogg's position as Leader of the House of Commons to his vision for the country and how to improve socio-economic equality.