Location Location Location – Film (not) at PQA

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Wolverhampton 14th November, 2019

Location Location Location – Film (not) at PQA

PQA Wolverhampton students have been shooting parts of their films off
site over the last couple of weeks. Blue group (10-12yrs) students from both
morning and afternoon academies have been shooting ‘on location’ for their
entries to the national 5 Week Film Challenge.

Locations have included a local Country Park, a residential street and a
clothing shop as well as a borrowed home across a wide area.

Film and TV teacher Jacob explains; “there are only so many locations in a
school and only so many ways that you can disguise the fact that you are in
a classroom or corridor. It is vital for the ‘veritas’ of making a film that real
locations are used here ever possible. Of course we are limited by budget –
or more accurately the lack of one – but with careful writing and set design
there is lots you can do to achieve remarkable amounts”.

Keeping local to the PQA Venue is necessary on Saturdays during PQA H
hours but Jacob and the team have been shooting the additional material
on Sundays and even weekday evenings.

“We all want our films to look as good as possible’ said Principal Julian, “it is
exciting for the students to ‘go on location’ and experience a little of what
filmmaking is really like. Our films will be shown later in the year at
Birmingham Film Festival where they are projected onto an Imax screen, at
that size you want it to look as good as possible, every little thing is obvious
so attention to detail is vital.”

The resulting films will be entered into the national 5 Week Challenge later
in the month before going on to be shown to parents in November at a
special PQA Screening.
PQA, which was started by actress Pauline Quirke and her producer
husband Steve Sheen in 2007, is a weekend performing arts Academy
providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students
spend three hours rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama,
Musical Theatre and Film & TV. There are more than 170 Academies
nationwide.

For more information about PQA Wolverhampton contact Julian
07838115152.

ENDSCONTACT FOR Wolverhampton                                                                                                                                PQA WOLV

Julian Elcock
[email protected]
07838115152

CONTACT FOR PQA (general press enquiries):
Laura Starck – [email protected] PQA WOLV

NOTES TO EDITORS:                                                                                  PQA WOLV
• Online links:
Website: http://pqatv.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pqatv
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pqatv
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/pqatv
Festival Trailer: https://vimeo.com/294561856

About PQA: PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition
for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours
with us rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical
Theatre and Film & Television. Students are split into groups according to
their age and are taught by specialist teachers. PQA was started by actress
Pauline Quirke and her producer husband Steve Sheen in 2007 with an
Academy in their local town Beaconsfield. This proved to be a very
successful venture and led to further openings over the years now totaling
just over 170 Academies nationwide