WTV is a student led film production club which has become a staple of life at Wellington College. The club includes members from throughout the school year groups, and creates high quality video content that chimes with the character of the school; fun, creative, and bold. This includes satirical scripted films to open the College’s annual speech day take-offs of TV staples such as the Welly Bake-off and extensive media coverage of the Festival of Education held annually here at Wellington. This alongside collaboration with singer-songwriters to film studio sessions and live-stream concerts on the WTV youtube, and to create short monologue films with our keen actors. In short, WTV is totally embedded in school life.
Our students are given free-reign to make the creative film content that they want, and to develop the skill set that they are most interested in. Some of our students are technical superstars; their editing and camera operating skills vastly outstripping the staff supervisors by the end of their time here. Others are pure creatives, developing impressive scripts, concepts, and cinematographic ideas for the content they make. All of them work brilliantly well together as a team, sharing the knowledge in their areas of expertise, and learning from their peers and friends in order to successfully make films. Every year a group of three executive producers lead the club, giving direction and mentorship to younger students, and leading members of the core team to complete the ambitious projects the team have envisioned.
WTV’s worth to the school takes many forms. We provide a platform for emerging actors and musicians to showcase their talent for the school, we create video content that shares the schools holistic approach to education in a way that is accessible to the wider public, and most importantly we give our members the chance to explore their own creative vision and develop leadership skills in the pursuit of creating outstanding films.