Managing the Workflow in Premiere

Help with Premiere

A really helpful video on how to manage your workflow in Premiere from Lenny Lenfesty, our visiting expert who will be visiting us next Thursday & Friday 17th & 18th September.

He is red hot on managing Premiere and if you haven’t got your workspace managed he will focus on that before he gets round to giving you advice or creative editing tips.

Be sure you’ve watched this and done some basic sorting of your workspace.

Cinema Stories

In partnership with the Psychology and Sociology department we are pleased to announce the first in the series of Cinema Stories.

We will be screening a notable film and will then hold a 30 minute Q&A discussion with a panel of experts on film and on the issues and topics explored in the movie.

The first event is scheduled for 5th October 7.00 – 10.00 and held at Candie Garden Museum.

The Film will be the documentary master piece by Asif Kapadia; AMY.

To book your place at this event, please click here.

Editing in WeVideo

We can continue to complete editing projects if we are on home study by using WeVideo…

To get on WeVideo:

  1. Sign up for a free account using your school Google account.
    • Click on the sign up with Google icon and confirm using your school Gmail.
  2. To upgrade to a full account you will need to follow this link. You will be prompted to link to an existing account and you should select the Google account you just signed up with.
    • This will link you to our school account and put you in the Group ‘Media Studies 2020’
  3. Upload your footage from your camera either by…
    1. Uploading directly from a drive on your computer (or SD Card)
    2. Uploading to Google Drive first and then importing into WeVideo
    3. Your teacher may share footage which you can use, you’ll find it in Shared Media.
  4. Create a new project and within that project create a new edit
  5. Share your media (footage) to your project
  6. Edit in the timeline
  7. Download as a HD into your Google Drive.

Golden Gregson – Your Magazine Nomination

The Golden Gregsons are happening soon:
  • Where – The Performing Arts Centre
  • When – Tuesday 24th March 2020 (6.30 – 10.00)

We want to submit your music magazine into one of the award categories.

To do this you must submit your final product as follows:

  1. Create a new folder in your D Drive called:

‘The Name of Your Magazine , Your Name”.


    • So for example: “Amplify. Johnny Rotten.”
  1. In this folder you should put:
    • 3 x JPEG Files. One for each page of your magazine. These should be named:
      • Front Page
      • Contents Page
      • Double Page Spread
  2. Copy this whole folder into: P:\Awards 2020\Year 12 Media

Long Term Camera Loans

Do you need a long term DSLR loan?

A Canon DSLR + tripod is available to borrow if you do either Media or Film Studies.

Loan period will finish at the end of the Summer Term (Friday 10th July 2020).

You will need to pay a £50 deposit, which is returned to you when you return the complete kit.

See Mr Gregson to arrange the loan.

First lessons back after half-term

Unfortunately,  Miss Hales and Mrs Cobb are out of class on the Monday 4th and Mr Gregson will be absent on the Tuesday 5th.

Please use your lessons to do the following:

  • Ensure your blog is complete and up to date.
  • Ensure your Social Media – Ecology essay is completed and submitted in classroom.
    • This essay is due in on Friday 8th
  • You can start to design some mastheads in Indesign using your magazine name (@ 10 different examples – colours, sizes, fonts etc). Look around for inspiration.

Half Term

Get Up To Date!

If you are not green or blue by Friday at 3.30pm then please make sure complete the blog over half term.

Your Media Ecology Essay is due in a week after half term.

When we get back we are getting straight on with organising shoots and making the magazine so you need to be rid of all outstanding posts.

The longer you leave them, the harder they become!


Miss Hales,  Mrs Cobb and Mr Gregson are really thrilled with the way you have embraced the course and tackled the new technology and media theories and ideas. We think this year’s magazines are going to be great.

Well done and enjoy your break.