01.03.2015 AIBD/NRK/TPBS IN-COUNTRY WORKSHOP ON CHILDREN’S TV PROGRAMME
AIBD/NRK/TPBS In-Country Workshop on Children’s TV Programme
23 – 27 February 2015 Bangkok, Thailand
Introduction and RationaleThe efforts put into the production of children's programmes around the world differ widely. Children today must relate to global media to a far greater extent than before, but children need to take their own cultural ballast with them in order to be able to understand and take other cultures, values, and religions seriously and accept them. What we offer children regarding nationally produced programmes helps to strengthen their identity and their linguistic and cultural foundation. The smaller the language and cultural area – the more important this is. The training of local producers is important to make these programmes as good as possible.
The workshop aims at providing the participants an introduction to children's perception of media, as well as an introduction of working methods to make them excellent media-workers with and for children. This course will be focused as well on the Thai PBS Children’s TV productions planned by Thai PBS.
• To provide an overview of the trends in international children's programme.
• To work with children in television production
• To learn storytelling, writing, and structuring of programme production for children
• To work with brainstorm as method
• To discuss their own work in relation to international productions
• TPBS Introduction about Children’s TV Programmes
• What is Drama (and Drama Exercises)
• What is Documentary (and Documentary Exercises)
• Writing Exercises
• Screening and Discussion of Participant Programmes
• Transmedia Storytelling
• Use of Web
• Different Age-Groups Studies (focused on 6-11 years old children)
• Screenings and Discussions of International Programmes for Children
• Brainstorming as a Method
• Group-work Manuscript on TPBS Children’s TV Programmes
• Pitching of the Manuscripts
Profile of Participant
• Producers, Programme directors and editors with at least 1 year of media-production experience and/or interests in production for children.
• Ability to understand, speak and write in English fluently.