Growing up with Biodiversity II

Posted: July 28, 2010 in Chinh Children

a media literacy initiative by CHINH India
in collaboration with National Museum of Natural History
26th – 28th July 2010


2nd day of the CHINH – Growing Up with Biodiversity’ film-making workshop saw children & the filmmakers continuing the momentum of the first day.

The second day opened with a film appreciation session where children saw and analyzed their footage from the day one of the workshop. This process not only helped children to reflect/introspect and retrospect their work but also inspired them to think about their concepts in visual language.

Quick to pick up the suggestions made by the experts and their fellow student critics, Saloni from Tagore International School, East of Kailash eagerly said, ‘Though earlier I did not want to shoot my film again, I want to do so now so that I make a good film.’

Children then started a hectic day of shooting, sound recording, singing, scripting, writing lyrics, video recording etc. Groups took their turns to explore museum from their own perspectives and came back with images that would suit their concepts dealing with different themes of biodiversity.

While Shruti & Ayushi discovered various traditions and customs causing near extinction of the Hornbill with modelling expert Tandon uncle ( as children lovingly addressed him), a group of excited young children expressed their shock when they explored the exhibit on endangered species of animal.

Riya from Sadhu Vaswani School & Nitya from Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar both commented, that they always heard about animals being killed, but they never realised that their numbers are so few. For them it was shocking.

On technical front, children learned the aspects of voice recording right from audition for choosing the right voice, working to achieve right modulation and finally recording voice for the script.

The children have moved ahead with their film and would be concluding them on the 3rd day of the workshop. On the third day, children would finally move towards post production of their films.


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