Welcom to Red Eye Creations! Home to media works produced by students from Hwa Chong Institution.
In the contemporary period where symbolic and virtual interfaces have supplanted face-to-face communication as a dominant mode of communication, it becomes not just important, but crucial, that we have the tools with which we can interpret and analyse the social and ideological foundations of language, media and communication. Increasingly the task of Language Arts education is to provide students with the ability to both function in this information-rich and media saturated environment and to engage with it in a critical and creative way.
In addition to teaching students those analytical skills that will see students become more critical and socially aware consumers of media, educators must also teach students how to become active producers of media. As the Founder and Director of the New York Educational Video Centre Steven Goodman writes; ‘This approach to critical literacy links media analysis to production; learning about the world is directly linked to the possibility of changing it. Command of literacy in this sense is not only a matter of performing well on standardized tests; it is a prerequisite fro self-representation and autonomous citizenship’ (cited in Kellner & Share, 2006: 66).
In response to this directive Hwa Chong Institution has built an in-house media studio dedicated to the creation and production of student films, documentaries and media works. The media artefacts produced by students in the media studio are undoubtedly 'red eye creations', so it is only fitting that this is the label given to the works produced in the studio.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The 3-day camp, supported by the Media Development Authority and Singapore Sports Council, consists of seminars and workshops on advertising messages, violence in the media, presentation skills, and radio and filming skills. Well-qualified industry professionals have been engaged to conduct these sessions.
The camp will be held from 15 - 17 June 2009, and the camp fee per participant is $80. A discounted fee of $75 is given for group registration (10 participants and above).
This is a good opportunity for students to develop their technical skills and theoretical knowledge, and I strongly advise my HRP (media studies) students to sign up.
The link to the registration form: S:\LIT 2009\Nick\HRP media studies
Sunday, February 15, 2009
GROUP 1 PROJECT
Documentary on Facebook (title forthcoming)
GROUP 1 MEMBERS
Cai Yang Bill, Lin Zikai Clement, Nicholas Lui, Benjamin Tang
GROUP 2 PROJECT
Documentary on the experience of maids and their employers in Singapore (title forthcoming)
GROUP 2 MEMBERS
Chong Shi Cheng, Kho Yong Xiang, Wesley Leong, Yap Zhe You Ryo
GROUP 3 PROJECT
Documentary on Singaporean education system and its effect on students (title forthcoming)
GROUP 3 MEMBERS
Yang Weichuan, How Kwang Ming, Edwin Chew, Ai Lingfeng
GROUP 4 PROJECT
Short Film: I Think. Not
GROUP 4 PROJECT
Lee Kah How, Ho Wah Jiang, Goh Id, Gordon Goh
GROUP 5 PROJECT
Short Film: The Descent
GROUP 5 PROJECT
Kwok Li Chen, Elias Tan, Heng Wei Xiang, Izumi Tan
GROUP 6 PROJECT
Short Film (title forthcoming)
GROUP 6 MEMBERS
Ting Chang Hui, Clifford Goh, Tan Zhi Rong
Feel free to comment if you have a problem with the group allocation. Also, not all the media projects have been completely approved - some still need some polishing and refinement.
I will need to meet with the groups over the next week, so please talk to your group members so you can organise a good time for you all to meet with me.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Details for the first round of pitching are as follows
Date: Tuesday 3 February
Venue: Literature homeroom (T202)
MOW Awareness Raising Pilot Activity
This pilot activity may be suitable to those students interested in shooting a documentary style film dealing with Singaporean history/social issues
S:\LIT 2009\Nick\HRP media studies
Research into Facebook
Those students who have proposed to do research into Facebook I have a full study into social networking sites entitled 'Social Networking Sites and Surveillance Society' - should be an invaluable resource!