On a glorious Thursday morning, the transition year students of Meanscoil Gharman flocked to room 21, to begin the first session of our documentary activity with SETV.IE commissioned by Creative Ireland. The students had high hopes for this activity as we will be missing out on PE class for the 5 weeks in which the course will take place on, no pressure! As we entered the room, the first object we saw was a very sophisticated camera, which we later learned was worth a whopping €12,500.
We were then introduced to Colum, who was the director of SETV.IE. He gave a presentation and spoke to us about the different elements involved in producing a documentary. We learned that producing the end product which we all see on screen involves more than just recording footage and throwing it together. We also learned about the various roles that are needed to produce a documentary, leading us into a discussion on which role we would be interested in taking on, for our documentary.
I felt that this was a very informative session as the majority of the class had very little information on this topic this presentation. I personally felt intrigued into the process of making a documentary and was looking forward to hearing more. After lunch, the students returned to room 21, for the afternoon section of the activity.
Róisín came into us from SETV.IE to speak to us about the importance of social media and marketing in today’s world. This session was slightly shorter than the earlier section as we began to discuss ideas for the documentary we would be making. We split up into groups to think of some potential ideas for the documentary on 10 Years of Meanscoil Gharman. The class had some great concepts, some of which could become reality in the near future. Overall, it was a very enjoyable day for the class and I believe everybody is really looking forward to getting stuck in to the project and begin working on it.
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By student Conor