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Monday, July 7th Activities
Mentors (Roger Maunder and Justin Simms) spoke to the team about the basics of television production such as sound, lighting, art and the camera. Trying to find a place to do production provided to be difficult, but after much debate Holy Heart Auditorium and Team member Natasha’s bedroom was chosen for the sets. Besides sets, props and costumes had to be found, such as a William Shakespeare outfit and a bobble head cat!
As members read the script out loud, talent was shown as mentors listened to each participant. Tilley noted important points about the script, the time it takes to read it and that parts of the script will need to be changed for radio. Sylina Jones, script writer of Finding Myself, nervously looked on as her script was being discussed.
In the afternoon, all teams (TV, Radio and Communications) came together to listen Chris Brookes, a well-known radio and theatre producer talk about producing radio. Chris Brookes is one of Canada's better know audio documentary producers.
Brookes spoke about different media format and what they provide their audience. In his view most media provide the facts but do not tell the story. In his view you need to ‘engage the listener and help the listener paint their own picture’. Through audio recordings he emphasizes two key things: the use of sound (voices and sound bites) and interesting story storytelling techniques.
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