1. Our latest prospectus film for Varndean school in Brighton. This year we decided to ask the students to present their school to us. Their interviews were completely unscripted, and they tell an engaging, enthusiastic story about their experience of Varndean school, which should greatly help year 6 children and their parents in Brighton make the difficult decision in making their secondary school choice.

    The film starts with two year 10 students (Eliza and Ella) rehearsing and recording their version of the Florence and the Machine song 'Shake it Out'. At the end of the film, they can be seen on stage performing the song as part of the school's summer concert. The headteacher, William Deighan, puts a lot of resources into music and drama at the school, having built an amphitheatre in the school's courtyard in 2013–14. Mr Deighan was a professional opera singer before he went into teaching and headship.

    The film also captures the creative, holistic ethos of the school, and highlights the school's support for the Arts, Technology and PE alongside the academic subjects. The film is also designed to be informative to potential new staff alongside parents and young people considering coming to the school.

    Toop Studio have worked with Varndean for many years, so we think we truly understand the school's ethos. As well as having produced several films for Varndean, we were commissioned to design their new visual identity as part of their rebrand in 2012.

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  2. Palatine Primary School is a community special school in West Sussex which caters for pupils with moderate, severe or profound learning needs many of whom have associated sensory, motor and communication difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

    This film is a co-production by Shadric Toop (director/editor) and Bip Mistry (director of photography).

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  3. A short film about the creation of a series of interior wall graphics for The Wellington Academy, a large secondary school in Wiltshire.

    The wall graphics give each department in the school its own visual identity. Some of the graphics act as beacons, to draw people across the large central atrium to specific departments that were previously hard to find. Others line the corridors and are rich in subject specific information upon closer inspection, so that waiting outside a classroom now becomes an educational experience. All the walls contain QR codes which link to pages on the school website that give more background information on the content of each wall.

    The project was commissioned in 2013, and was designed and illustrated by Shadric Toop, director of Toop Studio in Brighton.

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  4. In 2014 Springfield School in Portsmouth commissioned Shadric Toop to design a large wall graphic for their new reception area. The brief was to produce something educational that would hold a student's interest for several years and to have a 'wow' factor for visitors.

    The final design was based on the line 'The future depends on what you do today'. The phrase speaks directly to young people to remind them why they are at school and to challenge them to make the most of each day.

    The wall contains hundreds of original illustrations, placed chronologically inside the word 'FUTURE' that mark important moments in history from the big bang to the present day and beyond. A huge variety of subjects are touched on; from particle physics to the history of cinema to the evolution of life on Earth. The wall is therefore a visual archive that students can use, refer to and be inspired by.

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  5. A short film about the rebranding of Varndean school in Brighton in 2012. William Deighan, Headteacher, was the client; Shadric Toop was the graphic designer who undertook the commission.

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Video prospectus films for schools and colleges are gradually becoming more essential than ever for communicating the character and ethos of a school to parents, students and staff.

The films shown here were all made by Shadric Toop and Bip Mistry.…


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Video prospectus films for schools and colleges are gradually becoming more essential than ever for communicating the character and ethos of a school to parents, students and staff.

The films shown here were all made by Shadric Toop and Bip Mistry. For more information get in touch: http://www.toopstudio.com/contact/

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