Media Workshop for School Students

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Subathu:  We Sprawl, a delhi based creative group, and Pinegrove School conducted a photography, film making and development communication workshop in April 2014. “We saw the photographs and were amazed. They had the talent, all they needed was guidance,” says Aqsa Anjum, one of the founder members of We Sprawl, freelance film maker and a trainer in a media institute in Delhi.

The workshop began with theory of basics of photojournalism and documentary making. Then they get hands on training with professional equipments like Nikon DSLR and Sony PD . Many kids had their own camera. Children clicked some amazing photographs, shot the documentary and suggested the story themselves. The documentary shot by them is at now editing stage.

“They came up with brilliant topics like taking care of the environment around them, long lasting friendships and how their school is helping them become better human beings. Though we went to teach there, we ourselves learnt a lot of things. The students were brilliant. They participated in workshop during exams. They were taught rules and we told them learn rules to break rules with your own creativity,” says Sumiran Preet Kaur, mentor and founder member of the group We Sprawl.

The School was established in the early nineties and has seen itself grow and take great leaps under Headmaster Captain AJ Singh. The school is now among the top boarding schools in India. “The motto of our school is by toil to stars and we believe in that. All that I want from my students to excel in whatever they do,” he says.

Nikhil Kumar and Lovepreet Sindhu, students of Pinegrove who are already into photography said that learning aesthetics was something new. “Learning about concepts of lines, depth of field and rule of thirds was new”.

‘We Sprawl’ is a group of Delhi based group of freelance journalists, film makers, theatre persons, radio presenters and photographers. They keep on conducting theatre, film making, photography and journalism for privileged and under privileged children around the country. Its founder members are all young dynamic creative professionals who founded the group in 2010.


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