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film in West Coast USA

Film & Media student trips to West Coast USA

For students of Film and Media, the West Coast of the United States is the premier destination for an educational trip. The West Coast is at the heart of the movie industry and has been since the earliest days of the media, when the pioneers of the moving image invaded the orange groves of southern California.

There are a number of excursions chosen by Equity to maximize the educational experience of students on a college or university trip. On a behind-the-scenes tour of the Warner Bros Studio students will visit back-lot sets, sound stages, prop departments and craft workshops, to see sets being constructed, sound effects created and television programmes filmed.

 

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Accommodation

West Coast USA Accommodation - HI - San Francisco Downtown

HI - San Francisco Downtown

  • Fantastic Location
  • Recently renovated

The HI-San Francisco Downtown is a popular, clean and central hostel that is great for groups.

Location: Just a block from Union Square and is at the centre of everything such us the Cable Carts, China Town and the many shops, restaurants and theatres.

Facilities:There is a common room, kitchen area and a theatre style TV room. Free WiFi is also available.

Accommodation: The hostel has 4 to 8 bedded dorm rooms with private and shared facilities. Private rooms are also available at an extra supplement.

Meals: Free breakfast available.

West Coast USA - Radisson’s Hotel – Fisherman’s Wharf

Radisson’s Hotel – Fisherman’s Wharf

  • 2 miles from San Francisco airport
  • Swimming Pool

You can see fantastic views of the famous San Francisco Bay at this elegant hotel.

Location: Minutes away from San Francisco’s best attractions such as the world famous Pier 39, the ferries to Alcatraz and the historic cable cars.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi is available and the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool.

Accommodation: Recently renovated rooms with en suite facilities with double or double/double rooms with king sized beds and air conditioning. These will be based on a bed share basis, with single bed accommodation available at an extra supplement.

Meals: A variety of fantastic restaurants are close by to the hotel and we can arrange meals upon request.

West Coast USA - Sportsmen Lodge Hotel – Los Angeles

Sportsmen Lodge Hotel – Los Angeles

  • Near Universal Studios
  • Swimming Pool

Location: Located on Ventura Boulevard and is just 4 miles from Universal Studios.

Facilities:The hotel has a great outdoor swimming pool and spa tub. WiFi access is also available.

Accommodation: En suite with double or double/double rooms with king sized beds and air conditioning. These will be based on a bed share basis, with single bed accommodation available at an extra supplement. The rooms also feature private balconies and patios where you can enjoy the city and pool views.

Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and all meals can be arranged upon request.

 

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Subject Specific Excursions

Dolby Theatre Tour (formerly Kodak Theatre)

Step beyond the red carpet and explore the world famous home of the Oscars. Take a guided tour of this dazzling celebrity haunt, including the Dolby Lounge, and see an Oscar statuette first hand.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Visit the iconic Chinese Theatre on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard and view nearly 200 Hollywood celebrity handprints, footprints, and autographs in the concrete of the theatre's forecourt.

Universal Studios

Go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore the world’s largest working movie studio. Visit the four acres of historic studio lot and see sights such as Peter Jackson's King Kong 360 3-D, an eerie plane crash from War of the Worlds. Come face-to-face with Norman Bates at the legendary Bates Motel from Psycho and Witness the explosive special effects of the Fast and the Furious.

Warner Bros Studio Tour

Take your students on an exciting Group Tour of the Warner Bros. Studio lot. Tours begin at the wonderful VIP Tour Centre with a special introductory film to the world of Warner Bros followed by an exclusive tour in electric carts onto the studio lot for through one of Hollywood's most famous motion picture and television studios.

 

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film in New York

Film & Media student trips to New York

New York is a media-megalopolis. The city’s list of newspapers, magazines, broadcasters, production companies, facility houses, advertising agencies, news agencies and music publishers, not to mention new media companies, is a litany of many of the greatest in the industry. For students of Film and Media Studies an educational trip to New York is unmatched.

Students on an Equity college or university trip to New York have a range of specially selected excursions. These include tailor-made workshops led by industry professionals at an animation studio. Students will also learn about writing, storyboarding, production, voice-overs and music for digital animation creation.

Another excursion is a tour of New York through the perspective of film and television with visits to locations used in more than 60 movies and TV programmes, guided by professional actors who provide a detailed and personal insight into the industry.

Students also have the opportunity to tour Radio City Music Hall, visit the Museum of Moving Image and take a tour of TV Studios.

 

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Accommodation

New York Accommodation - West Side YMCA

West Side YMCA

  • Just off Central Park
  • Swimming Pool

The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to the Lincoln Centre, Broadway and Carnegie Hall.

Location: Moments away from well known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within reach too.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, pool, housekeeping, 24 hour reception and security.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available to staff, double rooms (bunks) for students. Same sex bathroom facilities located on each floor.

Meals: In house restaurant, meals in local restaurants can also be provided.

New York Accommodation - Comfort Inn Chelsea

Comfort Inn Chelsea

  • Trendy Chelsea location
  • Basic, yet well equipped and comfortable

This hotel is located within the fashionable Chelsea area of Manhattan. Providing a view of the Empire State Building.

Location: Walking distance from Penn Station, Port Authority of New York, and 23rd Street Station. Numerous sites such as Chinatown, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art are also a stones throw away.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, small gym, tour desk, 24 hour reception.

Accommodation: Single and doubles available to staff, double rooms up to 5 per room available to students. En suite bathroom facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfast is available. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.

New York Accommodation - Wolcott Hotel

Wolcott Hotel

  • Central Manhattan
  • Full of charm and character

A hotel situated in central Manhattan on 31st street, this hotel is full of charm and character with its grand décor and welcoming reception. Located just a short walk from the Empire State building this popular hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop, small meeting room.

Location: Short distance from public transport stops, Empire State Building 3 blocks away, numerous landmarks within easy reach.

Facilities:Small gym, small conference room, newsagents, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: Single and double available for staff, doubles - up to 4 persons per room - available for students. All rooms en-suite, TV.

Meals: Local restaurants and diners can be arranged for meals.

 

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Subject Specific Excursions

TV & Movie Sites Tour

More than just your standard New York Tour, this fantastic film tour is guided by some of New York’s best actors and actresses. Visit locations that have been used in more than 60 movies and TV shows shot in New York City.

TV & Movie Bus Tour

Experience the New York you know from your favourite TV shows and movies, with a fun and cinematic twist! Combine your tour with a 3-hour workshop to complete the experience where you’ll have the chance to handle professional camera equipment, direct, produce and shoot scenes like the professionals, act out a scene from a famous TV show and learn about editing software.

Radio City Music Hall Tour

A chance to go behind the scenes at one of New York's most legendary venues, take a tour of the most iconic theatre in New York City where the biggest names in show business perform.

Museum of Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image is the only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in the United States. It offers interactive exhibitions where students can learn more about the world behind the cameras, take a guided tour, attend a hands-on workshop or view a screening.

 

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film in Barcelona

Film & Media student trips to Barcelona

Barcelona has a significant media industry servicing its own Catalan population but also Spanish and international audiences. The metropolitan and Catalonian authorities see media as an important economic sector and both have been actively supporting the industry.

Print and film have a long association with the city, as does television, but new media companies are also attracted to its creative culture and talent. Barcelona’s mix of traditional and new media, regional, national and international focus combine to provide students on a Film and Media Studies educational trip with a range of insights and perspectives.

Equity offers a guided tour of Barcelona TV, the local Catalan language station, where students will learn about programme production, transmission and the operation of a television channel. They will also participate in a debate about content, communication and editorial issues.

 

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Accommodation

Barcelona Accommodation - Equity Point Centric

Equity Point Centric

  • Right in the heart of the city, next to some iconic locations
  • Well equipped, modern hostel

Equity Point's flagship hostel is situated in a fully refurbished Modernist building slotted perfectly in between high end boutiques, hotels and architectural masterpieces.

Location: Found on the Passeig de Gracia, next to Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas and walking distance from numerous public transport points.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, information desk and tour bookings, common room, 24 hour reception, no lockout, luggage room.

Accommodation: Single and twin en-suite rooms available to staff, double to dorm sized en-suite rooms for students. All with satellite TV and Wi-Fi access.

Meals: Breakfast buffet.

Barcelona Accommodation - Roma Reial

Roma Reial

  • Great choice for groups on a budget
  • Located in the Gothic Quarter

A well established, no-frills hotel in the heart of Barcelona, ideal for colleges and universities looking to explore the city with minimal fuss.

Location: Located in the Plaza Reial, 100m walk from the nearest metro (Liceu), and several bus stops. Short walks away from main sites such as the cathedral, Las Ramblas, Picasso Museum and the Boqueria food market.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception, reception meeting area.

Accommodation: Double, triple or quadruple rooms available. All equipped with TV, free Wi-Fi and daily housekeeping.

Meals: In-house restaurant with breakfast buffet, and dinners available.

 

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Subject Specific Excursions

Barcelona TV

Take a guided tour in English to this local station where students will gain an insight into how programs are transmitted and how a TV Channel operates

ECU Barcelona

The ÉCU is taking its event on the road to showcase their “Official Selection” in Barcelona. As well as film screenings from talent around the world, the ÉCU will be staging workshops to cultivate and encourage a new generation of filmmaking. (November Event)

Rex Cinema backstage tour

Take an exciting interactive tour backstage of the biggest movie theatre in Europe. Discover what it's like to be to be a director, learn about key moments in cinema and visit special effects room, projection room, film set and recording studio.

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece is one of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions and its’ most important landmark. Sagrada Família is a huge, privately-funded Roman Catholic church that has been under construction since 1882 and is not expected to be completed until at least 2026.

 

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Film & Media Studies trips to Berlin

Film & Media student trips to Berlin

Berlin has a diverse cultural scene that is energetic and eclectic, fueled by its highly sophisticated and critical citizens and the international visitors drawn to its reputation as a cutting-edge creative city. This is a fascinating and inspirational destination for a Film and Media Studies educational trip.

The Filmpark Bablesberg studios were established in 1912. Guided tours give students a detailed insight into film and television production techniques, taking them on set with current TV shows and to see the studios used by the Nazis to make their propaganda films.

Build on this experience with a visit to the broadcasting headquarters of RBB to see the daily workings of the regional television and radio studios once used by the Soviets, or a visit to one of the largest public broadcasting organisations in Europe, ZDF.

Other excursions offered by Equity include the Museum of Film and Communication and its collection of costumes, props and set designs, or a visit to Axel Springer, Germany’s largest publisher of newspapers and magazines.

 

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Accommodation

Berlin Accommodation - Meininger Hotels

Meininger Hotels

  • 5 sites to choose from throughout the city
  • Comfortable and well equipped

The Meininger Hotels chain is exceptional and perfect for student groups. They are conveniently well located with easy access to public transport.

Location: Choose between the Central Station, Mitte, Prenzlauer, Tempelhofer Ufer and Hallesches Ufer sites spread across central Berlin.

Facilities:24 hour reception, free internet, common room, luggage room, roof terrace.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available to staff, 2 – 6 person rooms available to students. All rooms come with en-suite and TV.

Meals: Breakfast buffet available. Guest kitchen.

Berlin Accommodation - Generator Hostel

Generator Hostel

  • 2 well priced, well placed sites in Berlin. Choose between Prenzlauer Berg or Mitte
  • Perfect for large groups on a budget

Germany’s largest hostel offers friendly and relaxed atmosphere in a modern design. Located only ten minutes by tram from Alexanderplatz, and only a few steps away from the vibrant districts of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg.

Location: Prenzlauer Berg is by far the larger of the two sites in Berlin, a moments walk from public transport stops, sites and local parks. The Mitte is even closer to the heart of the city being 200m from Museum Island, numerous other sites and also public transport stops.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, Lounge, vending machines, teacher’s lounge, luggage room, travel shop.

Accommodation: Twins available to staff. 3-14 bed rooms for students. Each floor has same-sex bathroom facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts, and dinners available.

Berlin Accommodation - A&O Hostels

A&O Hostels

  • 3 well presented and popular sites to chose from
  • Well equipped and very welcoming of groups

The A&O offer 3 different locations of hostels in Berlin, Friedrichshain, Mitte & Hauptbahnhof. With Berlin being such a vast city choose the location that suits you best!

Location: Choose the location that best suits you and your group; Friedrichshain is on the edge of the city centre, Mitte close to the centre and in a vibrant district, Hauptbahnhof right in the middle with the Brandenburg Gate a stone throw away. All within very easy reach of public transport.

Facilities:24 hour reception, internet access, games room/lounge, luggage room.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available for staff. 4-8 person rooms available for students. All rooms are en-suite.

Meals: Breakfast buffet available.

 

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Subject Specific Excursions

Axel Springer Publishing House

Axel Springer is Germany's largest publisher of newspapers and magazines, with huge circulation across Europe. Visit this modern printing press to see how they are produced.

Filmpark Bablesberg

Visit film sets and see programs being made in these historic studios. Enter the world of special effects and learn how films are put together. Tour the exhibitions and enjoy a screening.

Museum of Film and Communication

The whole world of cinema under one roof, from the first moving images to digital film. The Deutsche Kinemathek presents its important collections on film history in the Filmhaus at Potsdamer Platz. In addition the Deutsche Kinemathek is responsible for the Retrospective section of the Berlina.

TV Tower

Watch the entire city of Berlin unfold beneath you as you gaze from the skies at over 200 metres high, from The Brandenburg Gate to the Olympic stadium, from Potsdam place to Museum Island.

 

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film in London

Film & Media student trips to London

London is the hub of media creativity in the UK. Home to major British broadcasters, the most influential film, television and radio production companies, as well as regulatory authorities, awash with locations from famous films and television programmes, London provides a wealth of opportunities for Media and Film educational trips.

For a historical perspective of film making in the UK, students can visit the London Film Museum, which also provides workshops on the art of filming making and animation.

 

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Accommodation

London Accommodation - Royal National Hotel

Royal National Hotel

  • Great value hotel standard accommodation in the heart of London

In terms of value and location the Royal National hotel is second to none in London.

Location: Located just off central Russell Square the hotel is opposite the British Museum and walking distance from the West End.

Facilities: As well as a sizeable restaurant the hotel also offers a cafe and bar area in the reception area as well as meeting rooms and a gift shop. The hotel is entirely wheelchair accessible.

Accommodation: Twin or triple rooms are normally offered for students with singles or twins for staff. All rooms are en-suite with televisions and tea & coffee making facilities.

Meals: breakfast is served daily in the hotel’s restaurant and evening meals are also available.

London Accommodation - Generator Hostel

Generator Hostel

  • Great value central base for exploring London
  • Ideal for groups on a budget

This popular hostel offers quite simply the best value central accommodation for student groups in the capital.

Location: A short walk from Russell Square the hostel is a stone’s throw from the West End and all of the city’s major attractions.

Facilities: Showers and toilet facilities on every floor. The hostel offers a restaurant and bar on-site as well as pool tables, meeting room and Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: Basic dorm room with 6, 8 and 12 bedded options for students. Single and twins available for staff. All rooms equipped with wash basins

Meals: Daily breakfast is served in the restaurant along with evening meals if required.

 

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Subject Specific Excursions

BFI IMAX

Housing Britain's largest cinema screen, a trip to the BFI Imax is the ultimate in film experience. For groups of 40 or more, it is possible to select the film to be screened.

London Film Museum

Book a tour guide to help you uncover the magic of the movies at the London Film Museum. The only museum dedicated to the history of film and film making in the UK, this visit is a must for budding film makers.

 

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film in Paris

Film & Media student trips to Paris

Paris has been the backdrop for innumerable movies and television shows. It has a vibrant domestic television and film industry and a history of film making that dates back to the earliest years of cinema. An Equity educational tour of Paris provides Film and Media students with an insight into many aspects of the city’s creative culture.

The Cinémathèque Française holds one of the largest archives of films and film memorabilia in the world and shows daily screenings of international films. In addition the Rex Cinema is the largest in Europe and hosts backstage tours.

Equity also provides students with the opportunity to attend the ECU Independent Film Festival, an annual showcase of the best and most innovative film from around the world. Students can even submit their own coursework to be showcased at the event.

 

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Accommodation

FIAP Jean Monnet

FIAP Jean Monnet

  • Central location
  • Well Equipped

With over 40 years of experience in accommodating school groups, the FIAP Jean Monnet is the best you can offer your groups.

Location: Located right in the centre of Paris, in the 14th arrondissement. It is only a 10 minute walk from the nearest Metro Station (Glaciere) on the direct line to the Eiffel Tower (15 min) or the Montparnasse tower (10 minutes).

Facilities: There are great communal areas that can be booked for your groups.

Accommodation: The rooms accommodate between 1 to 7 people and are all en-suite and spacious.

Meals: Self service restaurant on site.

Hotel Sibour

Hotel Sibour

  • Central location
  • Close to main tourist attractions

Great for student groups who want a comfortable, centrally located hotel.

Location: The Hotel Sibour is located in the city centre of Paris near Le Republique, 100m from the Gare de l’Est railway station.

Facilities: On site breakfast room.

Accommodation: The hotel provides comfortable rooms with en-suite facilities.

Meals: Breakfast.

Misterbed Torcy

Misterbed Torcy

  • Modern hotel
  • Close to shops and supermarkets

This hotel is ideal for groups who want to enjoy a more modern hotel and not be in the centre of the capital.

Location: Only 10 minutes from Disney and 30 minutes by coach from the centre of Paris

Facilities: Modern amenities on site.

Accommodation: The rooms are comfortable and all equipped with en-suite facilities.

Meals: Breakfast on site, and evening meals are taken at a restaurant just behind the hotel.

 

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Subject Specific Excursions

ECU Independent Film Festival

As specialists in the field of Film and Media, Equity Student Travel is proud to be the preferred student group travel partner of the ECU Independent Film Festival. This event offers groups the unique opportunity to access an arena for independent filmmakers from around the world and find inspiration for their own studies and creative projects.

Cinematheque Francaise

Both a cinema museum and a theatre showcasing French and international films, the Cinematique Francaise holds one of the largest archives of films, movie documents and film-related objects in the world and is therefore a must see for any film & media student.

Rex Cinema backstage tour

Take an exciting interactive tour backstage of the biggest movie theatre in Europe. Discover what it's like to be to be a director, learn about key moments in cinema and visit special effects room, projection room, film set and recording studio.

 

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