Final Project Screening by students of Photographic and Video Storytelling module

34 students of NM3230 Photographic and Video Storytelling module presented their final films at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium on 21 Apr 2015. There were eight fiction films; Black & White, Chance Encounters, Linger, To Do list, Darkness, Cat-strophe, Cardboard and Escape, as well as eight non-fiction films; Non-Fiction Films, Oven of Dreams, Sinkers TVC, Threads of Gold, Becoming Steph, It’s a Catty World, Bangla Beatniks, Walking with Benjamin and Ties that Bind.

The Photographic and Video Storytelling module is a new addition to the undergraduate programme and teaches students how to communicate stories using both moving and still images. The films by the students are the fruits of their 13-week journey of learning visual story telling in still photography and the moving image. Below are some photos from the screening.

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Students’ Project – Group Reflection Project on ‘Introduction to Public Speaking’

Students’ Project – Group Reflection Project on ‘Introduction to Public Speaking’

How do you ace at Public Speaking? CNM students tell you how it is done through these creative video presentations. The video presentations were submitted as a group reflection project on the module Introduction to Public Speaking. The Introduction to Public Speaking module prepares students to be effective and efficient public speakers. It offers an overview of the theories of oral communication and public speaking, with particular emphasis on the practical aspects of researching, organizing and presenting speeches.

The video presentations required students to highlight the key points on the topic of ‘Delivery in Public Speaking’ and had to feature all members of the groups. The video Get our ‘A’ garnered most votes (55%) and was declared the winner based on popularity, while the videos Legend Bakers, Trans Iphone Mers and Disney Stars Team were runners-up.

You can view the videos by clicking on the respective links

Get Our A! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvLpXQGLuh8

Legend Bakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpdal5Aq8H4&feature=youtu.be

Trans Iphone Mers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z47Rs5_F87s

Disney Stars Team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTwNRHnTS-U

CNM Honours Students Esther Ng and Mabel Yeo have made it to the final round of The Culture Trip Award

CNM Honours Students, Esther Ng and Mabel Yeo have made it to the final round of The Culture Trip Award – an international writing competition. The Culture Trip Award is a competition for students in the final year of their studies, with an interest in a career in art, culture, food, travel sector. Esther and Mabel saw this as great opportunity to demonstrate their writing skills and dived right in. In her own words, Esther tells us why this is important for Mabel and herself;

Esther-and-Mabel---Culture-Trip“As very close friends who share the same major in Communications & New Media, Mabel and I were thrilled to find an opportunity to showcase our writing (honed from our time of study in CNM) on a global platform. This manifested in the form of The Culture Trip Award, a competition open to graduating students hosted by international travel and lifestyle website The Culture Trip. We will be graduating this semester and hope to enter the communications industry – winning this Award would be a massive boost in that arena, and a huge affirmation to us. We appreciate all the support we can get, and are looking forward to representing NUS, FASS, CNM and –on a broader scale– our country Singapore on this worldwide stage. Thank you so much!”

The first three prizes for the competition are based on readership and both of them hope that the CNM community can help them by reading their articles. Esther’s article  ‘Sweet Amsterdam: Top 10 Dessert spots’ can be read here and Mabel’s article ‘4 Must-See German Cities for Understanding WW II’ can be read here .