Monday, 24 July 2017

Celebrating Success

On July 14th, we celebrated the achievement of our Year 11 leavers as they collected their final certificates and embarked on the next stage in their careers. 

Christiana (pictured left) was our highest achieving graduate with nine qualifications.  
Dean (pictured left) left us with several qualifications despite joining just a few months ago, proving that the programme truly is a ‘Passport to Employability’.
We also enjoyed discussing the progress of our younger employees with their families, including the fantastic practical outcomes from their recently completed course in Moving Image Production.

Working in pairs, our learners were tasked with producing two short horror films. You can enjoy the completed work below, as well as an updated behind-the-scenes look at Moving Image Production at Passport to Employability.

In Haunt of the Son, a desperate father turns to a priest for help when his son is possessed by an evil spirit...

In Death Game, two young friends take a shortcut through the woods, with horrifying consequences...

If you enjoyed those, take a look behind the scenes in the video below...

Friday, 7 July 2017

Off the Wall

As we near the end of term, we’re celebrating creativity at Passport to Employability. This week’s guest contributor is Year 10 employee Trinity, who reflects on her recent photographic work…

'My name is Trinity and I am in Year 10. I completed this task for the NCFE Level 1 Award in Photography. I had to choose 10 images for my final piece and to create a gallery-style display.

For my final piece, I chose twelve images. The first ten I chose were my favourites from all the shoots I had previously done. 

The additional two I chose were more abstract images and resemble ones I would usually put on my social media. These were Image 2 and Image 8. Image 2 was edited using I took away the colour using a black/white filter and enhanced the brightness. 

Image 8 started off as an accident; it was overexposed. I used to decrease the brightness and I liked the idea of using a blurry image for my final piece.

I used a Canon EOS 1200D to capture my photos. I like order in photography because I normally lack order on a day to day basis.'

Elsewhere, employees studying for the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Moving Image Production have been busy editing their final film sequences, which we look forward to sharing with you next week, along with photos from our final farewell to our Year 11 employees.