Film Making at marchants hill

Do you think you could be the next Steven Spielberg or George Lucas? Perhaps you dream of being the next Keira Knightley or Johnny Depp?

What’s it all about?
Fancy yourself as the new Steven Spielberg or Ridley Scott? Love the cinema, but think you could do better? Or do you dream of being the next Keira Knightly or Johnny Depp? If so, then this is your holiday! You and your group will choose the type of film to make – adventure, fantasy, thriller or comedy. Then you’ll become a film crew, creating your own blockbuster to show at the end of the week. What’s more, you’ll also take your film home on DVD too!

Can I do other activities as well?
Yes – every day there’s also half a day of activities from our brilliant multi activity programme, plus different entertainment every evening. So you can pack in loads of other new experiences too!

What do I learn?
You’ll learn the basics of film and sound recording, performing, and scriptwriting; and how to use sound effects, visual effects and music.

You’ll also find out what’s involved in directing a movie, before editing your film with professional software.

Do I need any experience?
No, our fantastic trained instructors and film industry experts will guide you through the whole process, and give you tips from the professionals.

Do I need any specialist equipment?
No, we’ll provide all the equipment, from top spec digital video cameras and editing equipment, to costumes and make-up. Just bring your imagination!

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Activities

Every day is different
We offer over 50 different activities across all our centres and we pack in as many as possible on every PGL Adventure Holiday. Please note that not all activities are available at all centres; please see the specific centre pages for more information.

Evening activities
The fun doesn’t stop there! We also include fun-packed evening entertainment programmes at all our centres, every day, all year round, whichever holiday you choose.

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Facilities

Our fantastic sports and activity hall offers even more great activities – inside and out. For 13–16 year olds there’s a chill-out room with TV, CD player and pool table – a great place to relax with your friends. Marchants Hill is our only centre that has our unique Powerfan activity.

It also has a recently built lake on-site for raft building and kayaking. If that’s not enough, adrenaline junkies can test their nerves (and stomach!) on the awesome rides at Thorpe Park.

A typical itinerary for this holiday

Sample day on Film Making
Schedule Activity
Breakfast Off to the dining room with the rest of your group to fuel up for the day, you’ll need plenty of energy to keep you going. Breakfast includes cereals, toast, yogurts, porridge, and cooked breakfast – you choose!
Don’t forget to refill your drinks bottle before you head off to your first activity
Morning Activities Half day Film Making
Lunch Worked up an appetite? Great – it’s time to replenish your energy stores with the dining room. If you have energy to spare after lunch your Group Leader will always be ready for a quick kickabout with a ball or you could relax and chat with your new friends.
Afternoon Activities Zip Wire and Low Ropes
Dinner

Time to eat again – a different menu each day (and did we mention, often evening meals come with a hot pudding too – or you can stick with fruit if you prefer).

Evening Ents Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and much more – your evening entertainment programme gives you the chance to get together with everyone else in your age group and have some laughs.
Bedtime Bedtime. The younger ones go first whilst older groups have time to chill out and chat or watch a DVD. Then it’s lights out and time to sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.

Accommodation

Our fantastic accommodation blocks sleep six in each room and all are en-suite. Younger age groups are normally accommodated in our adjoining annexe, Bethany House, which has en-suite, 6–8 bedded rooms. It’s a couple of minutes walk away with its own dining room, shop and separate chill-out room away from our older guests.

Book your 2017 Adventure Holiday today

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