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.
5th February 2023
On Tuesday 31 January, two of the most significant and influential figures involved in nature recovery, Sir Charles Burrell and Mr Derek Gow, spoke to pupils, parents, dons and Friends of Winchester College about rewilding, regenerative farming and ecology.
9th January 2023
Pupils in the Media Section look back on a busy autumn and report on the range of activities undertaken by the CCF.
4th December 2022
The annual inter-house art competition, known as Drew Jug, requires collaborative spirit, team research, and plenty of creativity.
27th November 2022
Young entrepreneurs gathered at Winchester College on 26 November to pitch their ideas to end waste in schools. The Ignite competition, part of the College's Makyth Ventures programme, brought teams from across the country.
24th November 2022
Proper preparation for the MMI, used by the majority of UK medical schools, is critical to pupils hoping to study medicine at university. Winchester runs practice interview sessions, which are crafted to emulate the real experience, for its own pupils and students from schools across Hampshire.
12th November 2022
The school's annual public speaking competition, Recita, was of an exceptional standard this year