Students of Holy Cross College have joined palms to transform content material creators amid the lockdown. The initiative, spearheaded via the scholars of the Department of Visual Communication is thru a YouTube channel named ‘HC Flamingo.’
The thought, as idea out via Principal Sister Christina Bridget, is to teach, empower and encourage, stated Shirley Deepak, body of workers coordinator of the initiative. “We recognise that at this time, all learning is online. So, for our students, and for the public, we wanted to provide education and entertainment through this channel,” she stated. The channel was once launched on July 1 and inside an afternoon, had a complete of three,000 subscribers and six,000 perspectives on promo movies.
A workforce of 10 scholars, together with 3 video editors, was once shaped for this goal. The workforce alternates between operating from house and from the fully-equipped studio at the faculty campus, relying at the want. M. Aravind, a second-year postgraduate scholar in Visual Communication, who is a part of the enhancing workforce stated that the initiative has stored them occupied all through the lockdown. “When the Principal introduced the idea, we were all excited and began planning and scheduling video shoots. Then came the lockdown which stalled all our plans,” he stated.
The channel goes to be a platform for all our scholars, body of workers individuals, or even alumni to showcase their talents, Ms. Deepak stated. “We already have a radio show, and now, through the YouTube channel, video content can be shared too,” she stated.
A congratulatory message from notable personalities was once launched, because the channel’s first video, on July 1. In the video, Tiruchi MP Su.Thirunavukkarasar, Rajya Sabha MP N. Siva, former Tiruchi Deputy Inspector General V. Balakrishnan, tune director James Vasanthan, reporters, docs and professors can also be noticed appreciating the brand new initiative.
“COVID-19 cannot be ignored as it has changed all our lives, and so, our first set of videos will revolve around it, as an underlying theme”, Mr. Aravind stated. “We have shot interviews with experts, those who recovered from the infection and even those who are severely affected by it,” he stated. These movies might be launched in a regimen way.
The workforce additionally plans on freeing quick movies shot via the scholars, “do-it-yourself” movies to spend time productively whilst staying at house or even some tutorial movies from lecturers.
“Some students have been making good use of the time at home, cooking, learning arts and crafts and other skills. We will also be encouraging student-reporters, if they want to shoot and send us videos of events in their locality,” he added.
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