The student volunteers of the workshop team recorded and created various contents by attending different sessions and interacting with different people.
Text by Nimisha S Pradeep, Department of Communication, UoH
Hyderabad: The Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad, organised a five-day Creative Radio Production workshop at the video studio of the department recently. Two esteemed faculty from the German radio, Radio Mischpoke Ralf Wendt and Jasmina Al-Qaisi, trained the students in production of different content for the radio.
Students pursuing first and second years of Master’s in Communication took part in the workshop. They were asked to creatively reproduce a piece from a literary text which they could easily relate with, by making use of various sounds and sound effects.
Later on, they were also taught lessons on sound editing. At the end of the five-day workshop, the students came up with improvised versions of the texts that they chose and their works were broadcasted live in the university’s community radio ‘Bol Hyderabad 90.4’. “It offered a platform and guidance to produce creative pieces,” says Treesa Reena John, a student of first-year MA Communication who took part in the workshop.
The campus radio, in collaboration with Radio Mischpoke, set up a radio station in the 10th edition of Hyderabad Literary Festival which was held at Vidyaranya High School, Saifabad from January 24 to 26. The student volunteers of the workshop team recorded and created various contents by attending different sessions and interacting with different people. The same was broadcast in Bol Hyderabad 90.4 and in Radio Mischpoke.
Apart from this, the students also got an opportunity to do live shows, which was a new experience for most of them. Ananya Mukhopadhyay, another participant, was extremely excited because her work and her friends’ work are going to be broadcast in Austria, Germany and Europe.
Radio Mischpoke: Mobile Radio as a tool for intervention
Ralf Wendt and Jasmina Al-Qaisi
Moderator: Prof. Vinod Pavarala
26th January 2020
Time: 14.00 – 15.00
The two radio makers and artists Ralf Wendt and Jasmina Al-Qaisi will present their deep and insightful recordings of conversations with local communities, with focus on women’s perspectives on community building and representation of women. Ralf and Jasmina will talk about their grassroot experience along with snippets of the radio recordings of life stories which go beyond truth, tradition and other conventional sense and account for how the communities are shaped and the factors that build them as inhabitants of Hyderabad.
Text available Hyderabad Literary Festival