Media Centre Facilities
The St Matthew Academy Media Centre is formed of three separate rooms; the Recording Studio, Film Studio and Editing Room. These facilities are used to develop students creative and design skills and give them vocational experiences. The students are expected to be mature and professional when in these facilities.
Rules in this area are: No Food, No Drink, No Headphones, No Mobile Phones, Be Respectful, Listen to others and Always do as you are asked!
The Recording Studio
The Recording studio is a space where students can learn to Vision Mix and run a live film shoot. It acts as the command centre for live shoots and filming taking place in the Film Studio. From inside the Recording studio you can control the Film Studio lights, the Auto Cue system, communicate with the Camera people and vision mix up to a possible 5 cameras. During School productions the image is filmed in the Drama Studio, monitored and mixed in the Recording studio and patched out to classrooms for the cast and crew.
The Film Studio
The Film Studio is used for filming, photography, sound recording and specialised workshops. Within the Film Studio there is a green/white screen, black curtain, three cameras on tripod dollies patched up to the Recording studio, 2 soft box lights, three red head lights and a 5 dimmable studio lighting system.
The Editing Suite
The Editing suite contains 10 BRAND NEW state of the art Apple I MAC computers with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe CC including Photoshop, Illustrator, Sound Track Pro and DVD Studio Pro and Celtex for scriptwriting. Each Mac has a 4 head phone splitter and is controlled by one central Mac that contains Remote Desktop. There is a 28 inch large screen Monitor which enables information to be shared to all students. This room works well as a teaching space for up to 15 students as well as a quiet editing room for students to develop software skills.
The 'NEW' Editing Suite
The new Editing suite contains 30 brand new state of the art Apple I MAC computers with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe CC including Photoshop, Illustrator, Sound Track Pro and DVD Studio Pro and Celtex for scriptwriting.