C-DIT Though science and related issues like technology, health and environment has major bearing on day to day life of people, television channels in Kerala do not provide adequate content in these areas. Centre for Development of Imaging Technologies and Kerala State Science and Technology Council have joined hands to organise a workshop for improving scientific content in Malayalam Channels. A workshop is being organised in C-DIT Thiruvananthapuram from 26th to 31st of October 2015 on Creative Scripting for Science Videos. Applications are invited from Malayalam TV channels, freelance producers, amateur video producers and students of TV production. This workshop aims to build the capacity of the participants to handle content related to science and technology during their media practice. Tips and tricks for unpacking the complexities of science as well as strategies and techniques useful for converting obscure academic content to comprehensible and enjoyable media content will be demonstrated. Practice on the tools essential for accessing and processing information content relevant to different target groups will be a part of the workshop. This is a five-and-a-half-day workshop. Each day will have four sessions of 90 minutes each, with three breaks for refreshments/lunch. The participants will be expected to actively participate in discussions, work in groups as well as individually. Workshop means work - so participant would be expected to research and write articles, news items or scripts during the workshop on topics of their choice for medium of their choice. At the end of the workshop, each active participant would have done some amount of work relating to mediating complex content to lay readers/listeners/viewers and would be confident of undertaking such tasks later. After the workshop the participants will find it easy to access scientific information, to deconstruct the terminologies, to unpack complex concepts into simple and easily comprehensible ones and to present such content in engaging and exciting scripts. Though the participants would be encouraged to script on topics of their own choice during the workshop, they will also be introduced to the scientific research taking place in Kerala. The workshop will be conducted by K P Madhu, a veteran science video producer and trainer. The workshop will use presentations, group discussions, demonstrations, games and role plays to transact the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to produce good quality scripts for science videos. But most importantly, the workshop means work - the participants will be expected to write a script of their own during the workshop.

The registration will be on first come first basis and the registration fees will Students registration fee – Rs 1,000/
Institutional sponsorship and for Individuals – Rs 2,500/

Those who wish to apply may log on to the website given below,

Application form is available in www.cditcourses.org

The last date for receiving applications: 20th November 2015