Creativity begins young
FEBRUARY 27 wasn’t your usual Saturday morning as students from secondary schools across the Klang Valley flocked to IACT College for the editorial boot camp 2016.
The boot camp offered a simulation of the creative communication industry to the participants, especially in the world of Broadcasting where pre- production ( scriptwriting, storyboarding and recce), production ( directing and filming) and post- production ( editing) occur in phases.
This boot camp helped participants to discover their creative talents and interests while briefing them on industry expectations.
The boot camp kick- started with an introduction by a senior lecturer at IACT College, on the history of editorial along with creative writing tips.
She emphasised that editing does not only apply to magazines and the publishing industry but can also be widely applied in the world of communications. Broadcasting and video & audio production, for instance, are industries where edits are crucial in scripts. Participants were to craft a story based on the given theme – Life.
After the story- crafting phase was completed, the participants proceeded to the basic tenets of filming where they used their smartphones to shoot their story. Segregated into groups, the students filmed their short stories within the IACT College campus using a variety of shooting locations ranging from the library to classrooms to the main lobby and the cafeteria.
The fun did not end there as the participants had one final round to accomplish – the editing phase, which they were required to edit the videos using their smartphones. The final videos were then posted on IACT College’s Facebook page.
Although the judges chose three schools as the winners of the competition, each group created incredible videos in terms of sheer effort and creativity.
People always say that “Youth is wasted on the young,” but IACT College believes that “Creativity is harvested from the young”, as it is when youngsters are filled with curiosity and are open- minded to creating solutions, thereby using creativity to sate their sense of curiosity.
IACT College’s Open Days in conjunction with its specially designed “My Creative Type” Workshop ( March 26), celebrate a month of creativity in March to further assist youngsters in discovering their strengths and creative interest. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to experience real- world situations in the fields of filmmaking, graphic designing, journalism and advertising.
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IAcT college organised an editorial boot camp for secondary school students.