|Campers filming their mock news broadcast.|
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Lights, Camera, Action! At Al-Bustan's Camp
Originally, Nadia had planned for a documentary production related course; however, since day one, it was evident that the campers were interested in a narrative style of production and comedy. So she had them do some research Nadia guided the students, enlightening them about an existing show similar to their vision. Bassem Youssef is the host of El Bernameg ("The Program"), a satirical news program broadcast in Egypt. While working on this project, the campers learned about the historical significance of Egyptian media, its role in creating a new image of Egypt, and current events. The teens are filming, editing, and producing a mock news broadcast including interviews with a protester, an average American, and a correspondent 'based in Egypt.' They are incorporating their understanding of this knowledge and their own understanding of stereotypes in making their video production. Also, during production of their video, the teen campers are acquiring technical skills such as camera positioning and lighting.
Posted by Zeanah Rumman-Obeid at 8:40 AM