Squaducation – Kevin Hicks

Kevin Hicks has worked for 20 years in education. He supports teachers across the country engaging students in history. He has been commissioned to film for multiple publishers and authors, including OCR and famously Bernard Cornwell. He consulted The Post People as part of his business to move online and support teachers through short internet based films.

The original brief was to create a brand concept for the delivery of short, 1 minute films in the classroom. The Post people recommended a mixture of green screen and graphics to differentiate squaducation form its competitors. The Post People now manage the ongoing green screen, graphic and titling for 60secondhistories film projects for Squaducation, currently 190 films have been produced and a further 100 are planned for 2016. 

The Post People influenced the development of the web-based platform for delivery. As a result of the continued commitment to delivering the best we can for Squaducation, The Post People have invested in a 444 colour sampling 4k camera for future green screen and chromakey workflow improvements and efficiencies.

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Martin Phillips – Cambridge University

The project we helped complete with Martin Phillips provided the digital material for CUP’s GCSE and GCE English/ Literature project. Within the project one piece, our “Frankenstein” resource was nominated for a 2016 BETT award.

Martin produces a wide variety of classroom based video materials for use in CPD. For 10 years he was the Producer/Director of the JCQ national English GCSE Speaking and Listening standardising DVDs. When exam boards went unilateral, he then produced the Pearson/Edexcel materials. He also worked with Dartfish on PE video analysis and produced CPD video support resources for the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Maths. The “Romeo and Juliet” resource he directed for Film Education was nominated for an educational BAFTA.

The Post People continue to work with Martin and his production company.

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