Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mass Media Students Attend Taping of “Sasuke Singapore”

By Nur Wahidah, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management, and Amira Komari, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management
Mass Media students in front of the Outdoor Broadcasting Van, waiting to go in.

Have you ever had the chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of an exciting obstacle race challenge?  We did! Sasuke Singapore is a new MediaCorp series which puts contestants through tough physical challenges.  It is adapted from a Japanese series with the same name.

Around 18 students from the Diploma of Mass Media Management along with their lecturer, Mr Azhar Abdul Salam, gathered at Sentosa’s Palawan Beach to catch the filming of Sasuke Singapore.

Even though it was a Saturday morning, there were many supporters seen on set, cheering their friends and family who were contestants taking on the challengesThe students of Mass Media Management got caught in the excitement of the event and started cheering! Whenever a contestant fell into the water, a loud “awwwww” could be heard.

The “Starting” Point for the Contestants of Sasuke
The set of Sasuke Singapore
But that’s not all we did there. Besides cheering for the contestants, we got a feel of what an outdoor production set looks like and how it works. We observed 10 cameras, placed at the different angles and parts of the sets to capture the contestants who were competing.

Media students getting upclose with the cameras
There was a high speed camera that captures the facial expressions of the contestants as they are competing, after they fell into the water or so. One of the cameras was placed on a jib and it followed the contestants as they attempted to complete the obstacles.

The camera which is being placed on the Jib
One of the obstacles the contestants had to attempt
Mr Azhar managed to get his friends, who were the producer and director of “Sasuke Singapore” to give us a quick tour of the set and to talk to us about the nature of their work.

We even managed to get a sneak preview of the Outdoor Broadcasting Van where the Studio Director and his crew would take control of the shots and record what you will be seeing on your screens this National Day!  We are certainly looking forward to watching this new series on our TV screens!

The debut episode of "Sasuke Singapore" will air right after the National Day parade on August 9, on Channel 5.

Wahidah is a second year student doing her Diploma in Mass Media Management. She is passionate about writing, travel, food and good music. Her idea of a good time is spending an afternoon with a few friends over a cup of hot chocolate, or watching classic films featuring stars like Audrey Hepburn, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews and so on. Her dream is to travel and have a food adventure around the world.
Amira Komari is a Year 2 student from Mass Media Management. An avid reader, she enjoys her own space and can spend hours in a coffee house with a good book. She thrives upon solitude and nature. She is also obsessed about ice cream and anything colorful, you can almost always find her at a nearby bookstore with her dip dyed Chuck Taylor shoes.

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