Lights, camera, action for students who visited a film set at the former RAF Coltishall base

Media students from Paston Sixth Form College, North Walsham, on a film set at Scottow Enterprise Pa

Media students from Paston Sixth Form College, North Walsham, on a film set at Scottow Enterprise Park, formerly RAF Coltishall, during their visit to independent television company October Films. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Students been given a special tour of the former RAF Coltishall base which has been transformed into a film set by a leading British production company.

Independent company October Films was granted planning permission to make an American 1970's/80's serial killer feature film at the now Scottow Enterprise Park.

Media students from Paston Sixth Form College visited the set to get a first-hand look at the process of making a film.

Tom Westwood, teacher of film and media at the college, said: 'The tour of the site was extremely useful and all of the crew and personnel involved in setting up the visit were extremely helpful, informative and generous with their time.

'Some superb advice was offered in terms of breaking into the industry, which I know will be particularly beneficial.'


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Mr Westwood added they were lucky to catch a peak at an exclusive clip of footage in the edit suite and observe some filming in the middle of the runway.

'This was very enlightening for the group who were able to see first-hand how a professional crew operates', Mr Westwood said.

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He joined fellow teacher Matt Stainthorpe in taking nine students, who were in their last week of their A2 course, on the trip.

They received a talk from Rachael Pickles, the floor runner, on what it's like to work in the industry and her experience of applying for jobs and going to interviews.

Robert Platt-Higgins, Production Coordinator at October Films, said: 'Having the students was a great opportunity for us at October Films to share the sort of things we are doing in Norfolk.

'Hopefully this brief glimpse into the industry can further spur them on to explore careers in film, TV and media, and we'd welcome them back to show them more any time.'

He gave a talk about the production company and took the students on a tour of the Jaguar Simulator building they are using.

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