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2008 Nati Award Workshops


A series of eight Nati Award professional development workshops were held in June 2008. Schools had the opportunity to register students, teachers and whanau members to attend. We had an awesome line up of experienced tutors who passed on their skills and expertise to participants. E Tipu E Rea would like acknowledge Te Puni Kokiri Tairawhiti for their support of these workshops.


Workshop One


Short film & Documentary Workshop for Year 6-8 students, Teacher & Whanau Members

Date: June 3rd
Venue: Kariaka Marae, Ruatoria
Time: 9.30am- 3pm
Bring: A video camera, tripod, tapes, notebook & pen.
About the short film workshop

Learn how to create a compelling story and characters for your short film. Learn writing skills and camera techniques.
About the doco workshop

Learn the art of documentary making, from developing your idea to researching it , to production. Also learn what makes a great documentary and how to make yours stand out from the crowd.
About the facilitators

    * Cushla Tangaere- Manuel is an experienced reporter/director for the TVNZ show Marae and also created programmes for Maori Television including the Warrant of Fitness series. Cushla presents a weekly current affairs radio show for Turanga Fm, and will again be hosting the 2008 series of Maorioke.

    * Pita Turei has worked in television and film and is the CEO of Nga Aho Whakaari- The Maori Film & Television organisation.




Workshop Two

Short Film and Documentary Workshop for Year 9-13 students, Teacher & Whanau Members

Date: June 4th
Venue: Kariaka Marae, Ruatoria
Time: 9.30am- 3pm
Bring: A video camera, tripod, tapes, note book & pen.
About the workshop

Learn how to create a compelling story and characters for your short film. Learn writing skills and camera techniques.

Facilitated by PitaTurei.





Workshop Three


Digital Photography Workshop for both Year 6-8 & Year 9-13 students, teacher & Whanau Members

Date: June 9th
Venue: Kariaka Marae, Ruatoria
Time: 9.30am - 3pm
Bring: Digital Camera, laptops & download cords.
Group Numbers: 2 students & up to 2 adults per school.
About the workshop

Learn how to improve your digital photography skills and take better photographs using composition and framing techniques.
About the facilitator

Walton Walker currently works at Tairawhiti Polytechnic and also writes and does photography. Walton has been a Nati Awards judge for photography for the last few years and also used to work for Learning Media.




Workshop Four


Music Composition & Production for Year 6-8 students, Teacher & Whanau Members

Date: Tuesday June 10th
Venue: Kariaka Marae, Ruatoria
Time: 9.30 am- 3pm
Bring: Paper & Pen
Group Numbers: 2 students & up to 2 adults per school.
About the workshop

Learn how to compose original songs and how to record them. Tyna will be bringing his digital production gears for participants to record onto and also be speaking about career opportunities in the music industry.
About the facilitator

Tyna Keelan has spent over ten years working in the music industry, as an artist/producer and session musician. After leaving school and gaining a diploma in commercial music and composition, Tyna spent the next few years travelling the world and performing before returning to Aotearoa and releasing his first album Trade Secrets in 2002. This debut album received critical praise and gold sales status. Since then Tyna has featured on more platinum albums than he can remember, from Scribe and Pmoney to Katchafire and Blindspott. He has worked on some of the most successful records New Zealand has ever seen. Tyna has also opened for artists like 50cent, De La Soul, and Bone Thugz n Harmony and toured with some of the worlds biggest acts like My Chemical Romance, The Killerz and Lupe Fiasce etc. Tyna has established himself as one of Aotearoa's best artist / producers and stays at the forefront of the industry. Tyna's new solo album is in the works now and scheduled for a late 2008 release.




Workshop Five


Music Composition & Production for Year 9-13 students, Teacher & Whanau Members

Date: Wednesday June 11th
Venue: Kariaka Marae, Ruatoria
Time: 9.30 am- 3pm
Bring: Paper & Pen
Group Numbers: 2 students & up to 2 adults per school.
About the workshop

Learn how to compose original songs and how to record them. Tyna will be bringing his digital production gears for participants to record onto and also be speaking about career opportunities in the music industry.
About the facilitator

Tyna Keelan has spent over ten years working in the music industry, as an artist/producer and session musician. After leaving school and gaining a diploma in commercial music and composition, Tyna spent the next few years travelling the world and performing before returning to Aotearoa and releasing his first album Trade Secrets in 2002. This debut album received critical praise and gold sales status. Since then Tyna has featured on more platinum albums than he can remember, from Scribe and Pmoney to Katchafire and Blindspott. He has worked on some of the most successful records New Zealand has ever seen. Tyna has also opened for artists like 50cent, De La Soul, and Bone Thugz n Harmony and toured with some of the worlds biggest acts like My Chemical Romance, The Killerz and Lupe Fiasce etc. Tyna has established himself as one of Aotearoa's best artist / producers and stays at the forefront of the industry. Tyna's new solo album is in the works now and scheduled for a late 2008 release.




Workshop Six


Animation, Graphic Design & Wiki for Year 6-8 students, Teacher & Whanau Members

Dates : Thursday 12th
Venue: Tokomaru Bay
Time: 9.30am -3pm
Bring: Wireless Laptops, digital camera ( for graphic design students)
Group Numbers: 2 students & up to 2 adults per school.
About the workshop

Learn how to develop your graphic design skills, animation skills and also learn how to create Wikis at this workshop.
About the facilitators

Ivan Lomax has worked extensively within the Ngati Porou EastCoast Schools community teaching students & teachers ICT.

Jimi Hills is a talented designer and ICT wiz. He is also a teacher, resource developer and artist.

Hoana Forrestor is a talented graphic designer, teacher & artist.




Workshop Seven

Animation, Graphic Design & Wiki for Year 9-13 students, Teacher & Whanau Members

Dates : Friday 13th June
Venue: Tokomaru Bay
Time: 9.30am - 3pm
Bring: Wireless Laptops, digital camera ( for graphic design students)
Group Numbers: 2 students & up to 2 adults per school.
About the workshop

Learn how to develop your graphic design skills, animation skills and also learn how to create Wikis at this workshop.
About the facilitators

Ivan Lomax has worked extensively within the Ngati Porou EastCoast Schools community teaching students & teachers ICT.

Jimi Hills is a talented designer and ICT wiz. He is also a teacher, resource developer and artist.

Hoana Forrestor is a talented graphic designer, teacher & artist.




Workshop Eight

Introduction to Digital Journalism for Year 11-13 students

Date: Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th June
Venue: Kariaka Marae, Ruatoria
Duration : 2 days. Starts 10am Monday 23rd and finishes 3pm Tuesday 24th.
Group numbers: 4 students plus one adult supervisor per secondary school.
About the workshop

Over this 2 day wananga learn the skills to be a digital journalist. Students will learn how to

    * Research
    * Interview
    * film
    * edit

a television news report. They will also be provided with mentoring advice about how to get into the Media industry. The skills learned in this workshop will be transferable to radio, photography & print journalism.

This workshop is open to Year 11-13 students with a keen interest in developing a career in the media, and also wanting to join the 2008 Te Rangitawaea Media team in September. The Media Team will provide media support ( television, print, radio & photography). If you do think you do not have Y 11-13 students interested in a career in the media, you may send Year 9/10 students that have identified their interest in this career pathway.

EACH SCHOOL GROUP PLEASE BRING

    * Video Camera & Tripod, Tapes.
    * Laptop or computer that can edit video plus firewire cord

Topics covered are

    * Researching your news topic
    * Interviewing techniques
    * Filming for television
    * Composing and sequencing your shots
    *Editing your news story.

About the facilitators

    * Pat Makiri is an experienced camera operator for TVNZ, TV 3 & MTS. He has also worked as a tutor for Matapuna Training Centre and enjoys filming current affairs and news. Pat will be again on the road this year filming the Maorioke series.

    * David Jones is a young reporter for Te Kaea news on Maori Television. David started at Te Kaea as an 18 year old journalist in 2005. He has also studied law at Victoria University and has recently returned from a voyage on the World Youth Ship.