• Short Summary

    AT THE B.B.C. TRAINING CENTRE AT KENSINGTON HOUSE, LONDON, FIFTEEN KUWAITI T.V. MEN ARE LEARNING?

  • Description

    AT THE B.B.C. TRAINING CENTRE AT KENSINGTON HOUSE, LONDON, FIFTEEN KUWAITI T.V. MEN ARE LEARNING THE LATEST TELEVISION PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES -- IN ARABIC.

    THE STUDENTS ARE THE FIRST TO BENEFIT FROM A NEW SCHEME BY THE BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY TO TEACH FOREIGN PRODUCTION TRAINEES IN SINGLE COUNTRY GROUPS IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.

    TELEVISION PRODUCTION COURSES HAVE BEEN RUNNING AT KENSINGTON HOUSE FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. STUDENTS FROM OVER THIRTY COUNTRIES HAVE TAKEN PART. THEY HAVE COME FROM COUNTRIES AS FAR APART AS MEXICO AND PAKISTAN, MALAYSIA AND IRELAND, COSTA RICA AND HONG KONG. MARY ARAB STUDENTS HAVE TAKEN PART -- FROM SUCH COUNTRIES AS JORDAN AND LYBIA. BUT ALWAYS UNTIL NOW, THE COURSES HAVE BEEN MIXED-NATIONALITY, AND THEY HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH.

    THIS COURSE TAKES STUDENTS FROM A SINGLE COUNTRY -- IN THIS ??? KUWAIT, AND TEACHES THEM IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE. TOP-GRADE TELEVISION PRODUCERS WHO SPEAK ARABIC HAVE BEEN ENGAGED. ALL THE TEXTBOOKS FOR THE COURSE HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED INTO THE LANGUAGE. THE STUDENTS COMPRISE A LARGE PART OF KUWAIT TELEVISION'S PRODUCTION TEAM. MOST OF THEM ARE ALREADY EXPERIENCED PRODUCER-DIRECTORS, THOUGH A FLOOR MANAGER IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE TEAM. THEY ARE GIVEN INSTRUCTION IN HANDLING ALL THE ??? SOPHISTICATED PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES. BUT EACH COURSE THE B.B.C. RUNS IS TAILORED TO THE STANDARD OF EXPERIENCE OF THE STUDENTS. STUDENTS JUST BEGINNING THEIR TELEVISION TRAINING ARE TAUGHT EVERYTHING THE BASIC INGREDIENTS OF FILM-MAKING, THROUGH NEWS TECHNIQUES TO THE COMPLICATED CONTROLS OF THE PRODUCER'S CONSOLE.

    MANY OF THE LEADING FIGURES IN TELEVISION PRODUCTION ABROAD HAS RECEIVED TRAINING ON THESE B.B.C. COURSE -- INCLUDING THE PRESENT DIRECTOR GENERAL OF KUWAIT T.V.... THE STUDENTS ON THE PRESENT COURSE WILL CONTINUE THEIR TRAINING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. A NEW MULTI-NATIONAL COURSE BEGINS IN JANUARY, BUT IT IS HOPED THAT OTHER ARAB COUNTRIES WILL PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE ARABIC COURSES. PLANS ARE ALSO IN PROGRESS FOR A SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE, WHICH WILL HELP PARTICULARLY LATIN-AMERICAN COUNTRIES. IN GENERAL STUDENTS ARE SENT ON THE COURSES AND THEIR FEES PAID FOR BY THEIR TELEVISION STATION OR GOVERNMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6FG9ULBIXE7TFAV6XINNRJ37I
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FG9ULBIXE7TFAV6XINNRJ37I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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