Radio Documentary on the truth about Academic stress students face

In this programme, I will go on a journey to explore the stress and difficulties international students go through in adapting to the education system they are faced with. The education system is changing fast from being fun for students to becoming frustrating, stressful and tedious to most students. Being a student, I have discovered so far that it comes with a lot of emotional and physical stress. These stress if not properly handled can sometimes lead to depression and in extreme cases suicide. In Nigeria, recent studies have shown that most suicide by students majorly come from academic frustration.

This documentary will be an original approach to an old idea. It would focus on how international students adapt to the new education system which includes. Academic frustration among students is currently on the increase. Many students struggle to cope with the academic demands placed on them. In this programme, I will meet with students to hear about how they cope with the academic stress they go through also, academic counselors to hear what advice they have for students who are academically frustrated.

This story will be told by a student in Griffith college who have suffered academic frustration, stress, depression and how she was able to handle and move pass it. Students from other colleges such as; DBS, NCI and UCD will also be interviewed to make the documentary more informative.

This will be a mixed documentary with narration and interview. This will be a combination of both formal and informal documentary to make it light-hearted and fun filled. The English vocabulary will be non-formal to make it appeal to a wider range of people and more entertaining to listen.

First, I will meet with the student from Griffith college who will tell her story on academic frustration, then I will have a Vox pop session with students from other colleges and finally with an academic counselor who will share advice on how students can deal with academic frustration.

According to Rodero “Audio is one of the most intimate forms of media because you are constantly building your own images of the story in your mind and you’re creating your own production” using audio to tell the story, Radio stings, eloquent characters, sound effects, music, sound shots and jingles will be used to evoke emotions, increase the level of mental imagery, establish a setting and develop characters which will cause listeners to pay more attention and advance the story’s plot. I will make use of appropriate low-key instrumental music, to build a connection with the listeners.

I have been in touch with the students that will tell their stories on how they handle academic frustration. I have also booked an appointment with an academic consultant who will give his advice on academic frustration students face and how they can handle it.

Radio Documentary on the truth about Academic stress students face

MOJO Final Project Proposal

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Domestic Violence against men

  • This video is going to be human interest related.
  • The story is going to be majorly centered on domestic violence against men in the society. The main characters and interviewees are going to be mostly males, one or two women will also be asked questions like what they think about domestic violence against men? And so on. But generally, this story/interview is generally going to be about men.
  • This video is going to be a formal interview. It would be conducted as a face-to face interview with the victims of Domestic abuse. There would also be a Vox pop where questions based on Domestic abuse against men will be asked. The story is essentially going to be based on men telling their experiences of Domestic abuse whether physical or verbal.
  • Four shots will be used in the production of this video. The close-up shot, extreme close-up shot, reverse over shoulder shot and medium close-up shot will be used to produce this story.
  • The genre of the video piece is going to be in form of a documentary where the victims tell their stories and experiences of Domestic violence.
  • I have reached out to Anyman Ireland support service for men who are facing domestic violence. Anyman is an organisation which handles domestic violence against men in Ireland. I have also met with some few male friends who mentioned they have suffered Domestic violence from ladies in the past and most of these guys are willing to tell their story.

Editing a Video Sequence

This video sequence content was done in four shots. The first shot is an extreme wide shot which shows the subject entering inside the kitchen area of his apartment, the second shot is a wide shot which shows the subject inside the kitchen taking a seat, the third shot is a close shot which shows the subject typing on his laptop and the last shot used was the close-up shot from three different angles to show case the activity the subject is carrying out and the last shot used was the extreme close-up shot which was used to emphasize the activity the subject was carrying out.

Before shooting this video, my iPhone 11 pro max was fully charged and placed on airplane mode to avoid distractions during the shoot.

I went to my settings on the Filmic pro App where I set and locked my camera focus and exposure to make sure the lightning for the video was perfect since I was going to be shooting indoors, I used 48.0kHz which is the standard sample rate for video production in the Filmic pro App, to get the right framing the video was shot in 24 capture FPS and 24 Playback FPS, the video was shot with resolution 16: 9 with HD 1080p in FiLMiC Quality in order to get a good framing.

To edit this video, the kineMaster App was used. Since the video was already saved in my camera roll from the Filmic pro App, the video was imported to KineMaster where it was edited. The aspect ratio of the project was 16: 9, then I went to Media and selected my already recorded video. To edit and cut away the parts of the video I did not need I had to tap the clip to be trimmed, then I opened the trim and split options, and began to trim the unwanted parts of the video. To create the sequence, I used the trim and split options and clicked on split at playhead where necessary and inserted the new clips I needed for the sequence.

Video Sequence with Kinemaster