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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES



What happens after I have sent my workshop enquiry/contacted Tyneside Cinema L&P?
 

How long does each workshop last? 

What format will the workshop take?

What’s included in the price?

Do students get to keep the films they have made?

What ages are your workshops suitable for?

What if I need to cancel my visit?

Is car/coach parking available nearby?

Is there anywhere to leave my belongings?

Can I make a preliminary visit to Pop-Up Film School?

Is there a Risk Assessment?

How many adults should I bring?

Are there any safety issues I need to know about?

What should I do on arrival?

Are there lunch spaces available? Can we bring our own food and drink?

Do you provide Wi-Fi access?

What payments do you accept?

Is Tyneside Cinema / Pop-Up Film School wheelchair accessible?

Are there toilets?

Are there any resources available to help my visit?

What if we’d like to see a film afterwards?

Are there any special offers on Cinema tickets for classes?



What happens after I have sent my workshop enquiry/contacted Tyneside Cinema L&P?

When you get in touch with the Learning and Participation team either via email (filmschool@tynesidecinema.co.uk) or by phone (0191 227 5508) we will discuss what you’re hoping to get out of your visit, the level your group is working at and how your visit fits into your scheme of work. This will help us to tailor the experience to ensure it has the most impact for your learners. Once we have agreed on a workshop and how to pitch its content we will find a date that suits you and confirm your booking. This will be followed up with a confirmation email, which will contain all practical details, a hazard identification form and any additional information relevant to your visit.

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How long does each workshop last?

Our one-day filmmaking workshops run from 10am until 3pm, but there is flexibility around that should you be travelling a long way or if there are any other practical challenges. We can tailor the workshop duration to suit your needs.

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What format will the workshop take?

The exact format of your workshop will vary depending on which session you choose and how much time you have available, but as a guide most workshops work as follows:

  • Begin with an introduction to the topic.
  • An introduction to the equipment and how to use it.
  • Pre-production, which will involve a script read through, acquiring and making anything that might be needed for the films
  • Lunch
  • Shoot and edit your films
  • Enjoy a group screening

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What’s included in the price?

The one-off workshop fee includes absolutely everything apart from your lunch and travel. Briefly, this includes exclusive use of Tyneside Cinema’s Pop-Up Film School and all of our professional filmmaking equipment, props, costumes, the undivided attention of our experienced team of filmmakers and artists, a post-workshop edit of your films and delivery of these films to school within a week of your visit.

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Do students get to keep the films they have made?

At the end of the workshop day we aim to screen the films for the whole group (in whatever shape they are in at that point!). We then take them and polish them up in our editing suite and send them on to you via WeTransfer, at which point you can distribute them as you wish. We aim to deliver the films within a week, although occasionally it can takes a little longer – we’ll be sure to let you know if this is the case.

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What ages are your workshops suitable for?

We run workshops from Key Stage 2 up to Key Stage 5. Ages 7 to 18. The workshops are geared toward the relevant age group and their curriculum requirements. If you’re not sure, just get in touch with the Learning and Participation team either via email (filmschool@tynesidecinema.co.uk) or by phone (0191 227 5508).

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What if I need to cancel my visit?

Let us know as soon as possible! We can usually rearrange your visit for another convenient date in the event of a cancellation, but if we’re ready and waiting and a group doesn’t show up we reserve the right to charge a fee to cover our costs.

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Is car/coach parking available nearby?

The nearest car parks to Tyneside Cinema are the Oxford Multi-Storey (NE1 8BS) and NCP New Bridge Street (NE1 8AB).

There is one coach park on Ord Street by the Metro Radio Arena. For further information, please contact the Parking Department on 0191 261 4503.

For more information on travelling to Tyneside Cinema in general please visit https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/about-us/find-us

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Is there anywhere to leave my belongings?

Because your use of the Pop-Up Film School is exclusive on the day of your visit we can store your belongings securely for the duration of your time with us. We’d recommend against bringing valuables in case they get lost or damaged, and we’re afraid we can’t be held liable if this does happen.

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Can I make a preliminary visit to Pop-Up Film School? 

Yes, just get in touch with the Learning and Participation team either via email (filmschool@tynesidecinema.co.uk) or by phone (0191 227 5508) and we’ll try and arrange for a tour around the Pop-Up Film School for you where we can answer any further questions you might have.

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Is there a Risk Assessment?

When you make your booking we will provide you with a general hazard identification form. This will be accompanied by a specific risk assessment for the workshop you are going to take part in, if there are any significant additional risks involved.

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How many adults should I bring? 

It depends on the number of students in your group. For groups of around 30 we split them into three separate crews and it’s good to have an adult for each group. Attending adults don’t need to know anything about film or filming but as far as is reasonable we expect them to be in charge of discipline. For toileting and any first aid it helps to have a mix of genders, if possible.

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Are there any safety issues I need to know about? 

Activity in Pop Up Film School may involve some basic health and safety risks which we will always aim to keep to a minimum. You will be provided with a general hazard identification form and any relevant risk assessments prior to the workshop. The workshop facilitator will begin the day with a health and safety briefing which will cover any risks and how to help minimise them.

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What should I do on arrival?

You should arrive at the Pop Up Film School on Pilgrim Street, Newcastle (over the road from the Tyneside Cinema, at 48 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QE. You will be met by one of our friendly team who will greet you and tell you where you can put coats and bags and who will introduce you to the delivery team that will take over the rest of the day.

If you have problems finding our Pop Up Film School please call us on 0191 227 5508 or ask Tyneside Cinema Box Office staff to show you the way.

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Are there lunch spaces available? Can we bring our own food and drink? 

An area is provided to store packed lunches and use as a break out space during the lunch period. Older students may be given permission to leave the building at lunch time to take advantage of the shops and cafes in Newcastle City Centre but this is at your discretion.

We can provide a delicious packed lunch for your students from Tyneside Bar Café. Packed lunches cost £4 per person and must be booked at least XX days in advance of your visit. Call 0191 227 5508 or email filmschool@tynesidecinema.co.uk to ask about lunch options and to book.

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Do you provide Wi-Fi access? 

Pop-Up Film School provides free secure Wi-Fi access for the duration of your day. Simply ask us for the password during your visit.

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What payments do you accept? 

We can accept payment by cash or all major credit/debit cards if you would prefer to pay at our box office; mainly schools and colleges prefer us to send an invoice for the full amount after their visit. You can let us know your payment preferences when you book.

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Is Tyneside Cinema / Pop-Up Film School wheelchair accessible? 

Yes, Pop-Up Film School is accessible via a mobile ramp that Tyneside Cinema staff will put out upon your arrival. There is also level access throughout the building. The Film School also has accessible toilets which are on the 1st floor of Commercial Union House (the building in which the Film School is located), these can be accessed via Pop Up Film School.

Please contact us in advance of your workshop if you have any other queries around accessibility.

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Are there toilets? 

Visitors to Pop-Up Film School may use the toilets at the rear of the space. These are part of Commercial Union House so we recommend that any children are accompanied by an adult.

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Are there any resources available to help my visit?

For some of our workshops we have specific resources that can help you to prepare for your visit, or consolidate your learning when you go back to school. We will include these with your confirmation email, where appropriate.

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What if we’d like to see a film afterwards? 

We can arrange private screenings for school and college groups, given enough advance notice. If you would like to enquire about a film screening please contact our Hire and Events team on 0191 227 5514.

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Are there any special offers on Cinema tickets for classes?

We offer a special deal on cinema tickets for schools - teachers get one free ticket for every ten booked! Call our Box Office on 0191 227 5500 or email box.office@tynesidecinema.co.uk to book tickets for your school group.

If your students are aged 15-19 they can also join our FREE Young Tyneside scheme and get cinema tickets for just £4 – visit https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/your-tyneside/young-tyneside for more details.


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Still have questions?

Submit an enquiry using the form below - you can also email filmschool@tynesidecinema.co.uk or call 0191 227 5508.


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