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SVISG Junior Media Club students Sadhvi and Nandini with a student team volunteers concieved and organised CHINH Media Awards. The event was solely conceptualized, planned and organised by students on their own. The documentation of the event, presentation and nomination of the awards in different categories of activities like I-pad animation, Best background music artists, Cell Animation, Computer Animation, Best Animator, Best PPT presentation of film ideas and concepts, Best Support Team, Best colouring artist, Best scanning artist, Multi-talent award was all listed and finalized by student committees. The event was a great success as it was planned within the activity period and brought cheers and smiles at faces of young budding film makers and animators. Bhavya Hingorani and Mitanshi were incharge of video and still documentation of the event. The students also watched the film made by them based on curriculum “We Saved the Whale” – An Indo Srilankan production. This film production’s idea was conceived by Ms. Meenakshi Mazumdar, junior media club CHINH coordinator for SVISG.
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Children from 13 schools participated in the Four Birds Media Literacy Project @ DPS Sushant Lok on 25th October 2013

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

DAY 3

3rd day opened with screening of 6 of the films made by the children during the workshop. Among 6 films, three were ready with the visuals for reflection of the students. These were Anant, Tigers & Centipede. The remaining three films were played with the ready audio tracks which were about song on biodiversity, a small social spot and a poem.

The films opened to an excited response from the audience, who were amazed by what they had created. Geared by what they had created, the children were encouraged to think visually on the same so that the films could move towards completion.

The children from MVN Faridabad, SVISG, Nirmal Bhartiya planned to shoot a music video for one of the audio tracks. All the children were visible excited at the idea of choreographing the movements for their own music video. Within an hour, the open spaces of the museum were buzzing with children shooting their song. The other two groups of children from Tagore International continued their efforts towards film making and shot across the auditorium in vide and photographs.

During the workshop, a group of two children Yogesh & Sanjay from American Foundation completed and presented their film to criticism of their co participants. The children were honest about their opinions and asked them to slow down their film. While many children tried their hand at post production, some students explored the medium of animation through flash to create visuals for his films. Bhuvan from Tagore International East of kailash created animation cycles for the film.

At the end of the workshop, Dr. B. Venugopal joined the children for the final screening of the films made by them. This was followed by a concluding speech by him in which he appreciated how the children documented their own workshop. He considered it to be a good practice as every time one documents something, they create history.
He also appreciated utilisation of the audio visual medium to instil sensitivity among the children towards biodiversity & environmental conservation. A film using abstract visuals by Shruti from SVISG got a special mention in his address. He felt that NHNM needs to be exposed more to such art forms to create messages around biodiversity.
Children were invited on stage by CHINH to receive their group photograph mementoes from Dr. B. Venugopal.

The workshop ended on a positive note with a visionary plan by CHINH and National Museum to organise such workshops in regional centres of NHNM and conclude with a film festival on Biodiversity marking the celebration of International Year of Biodiversity. Children were visibly excited at the idea of getting their films included in the film festival.

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

DAY 2


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.

CHINH CHILDREN are invited to be a part of international children
jury in 20th Cairo International Film Festival for Children,
4th-11th March 2010

SHRUTI Sadhu Vasvani International School for Girls
DIVYA Nirmal Bhartiya School
ADVAYA Tagore International School
MIHEEK Tagore International School
DAVID Nirmal Bhartiya School, CHINH Denmark
CECILIE Nirmal Bhartiya School, CHINH Denmark