Parklands College Studios houses both our Film and Sound Engineering studios. The vision for our studios are to give young talent the chance to experience the music and film industries from the creation of an original work to its release on a public platform. For this reason our studios have become a great space for authentic learning to take place. This space is a hive of activity because our learners love multimedia and they use the facilities for almost every project and subject. This facility has also given the College’s sound engineering learners, musicians and filmmakers the opportunity to express themselves in a professional environment for a real audience.
The purpose of the studios is three fold. Firstly to provide our learners with an environment where they can explore and discover sound, film and new media. Secondly to teach them new skills that can be incorporated into any subject and thirdly to extend our offerings in an effort to help our learners identify their passions whilst still at school.
Equipped with the latest technology, the studios offer opportunities for learners to learn media recording and production skills as part of the Sound Engineering, Film and Animation courses on offer. These courses are held during the academic day and are part of our experiential learning programme, where learners use industry standard equipment and software to develop real world and entrepreneurial skills. This facility has given our music learners the chance to experience working in all aspects of a professional studio environment and our sound engineer’s experience in mastering and mixing music for the global market using Apple’s iTunes music platform.
Our sound studios released a digital album called “Origin” (https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/origin/810078379) on iTunes in 2014 as well as the follow up album “Origin Vol. 2” (https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/origin-vol-2/1285162152).
Our film studios have released two music videos on the Parklands College Studios YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu0i0ODOCoH_wGxUEpjm8Sg).
Parklands College & Christopher Robin Pre-Primary is proud to announce the release of it’s third digital album, “A Mandela Day Music Celebration 2020”. Parklands College Studios launched this album on International Mandela Day and it is now available for download on the following digital platforms; iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Deezer, amongst others. All proceeds from this album will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. This foundation inspires individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so, to build a global movement for good. Please support this initiative by purchasing this album.
The tracks on the album are all recorded by the Parklands College Jazz Band. The band was founded in 2014 under the direction of Mr Dean Flanagan. Over the past few years the group have had the opportunity to record annually in Parklands College Studios. This album features a compilation of South African songs recorded and produced by a combination of our Sound Engineering learners, past Sound Engineering trainers and more recently by Mr Damian Philander. iXesha was recorded in collaboration with Settlers High School, under the musical direction of Mrs Tracey Johannes.
The vision for Parklands College Studios is to provide an experiential platform for our young creatives to create professional film, animation and sound products for the global audience.