P.G. Students of XCOMM went on an outdoor shoot to do a culture feature as part of the TV production program. They covered the UNESCO declared Heritage Village Raghurajpur of Puri district, famous for Pattachitra, Palm Leaf Paintings & Gotipua Dance. They also covered the Toshali Crafts Mela, an annual handloom & handicrafts fair organised at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar. They interviewed the artists, craftsmen/craftswomen, performers about the history of the place, trade nuances of these art forms and other intricate elements associated with art & craft. At Toshali Crafts Mela, they interviewed the artists, sellers, administration-in-charge and enthusiastic customers who visited the exhibition.
"Mass Mediated Culture & Trends Today: Challenges & Opportunities". The Conference held on 7th of November, was the first collaborative effort between Xavier School of Communications, Xavier University Bhubaneswar and Odisha Television (OTV). International delegates, faculties and students from media schools across the country, media research scholars attended the event. Research papers were presented and panel discussions were held as part of the program. Mr. Krishna Prasad, Editor-in-Chief of The Outllook graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Jyoti Mishra, News Anchor of ETV and Visiting Faculty at XCOMM conducted a workshop on "TV News Reporting & Anchoring" for our students from 14th-18th September, 2015. The students got an opportunity to learn the techniques of anchoring, news reading & reporting for television.
Students of XCOMM made their first short fiction film "Not a Victim" as part of the Directorial Practices program under the supervision of our Visiting Professor, Ashoke Viswanathan. Here are some stills from the production.
Jolly Jose, XCOMM faculty conducted a session on "Writing Press Release" as part of the five days training programme on "The Art of Interacting with Print & Electronic Media" for the IFS Officers, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India on 6th August, 2015 at Xavier University Bhubaneswar.
Multiple-award winning film maker and our Guest Faculty Ashoke Viswanthan visited XCOMM and conducted both theory and practical sessions on Directorial Practices from 27th to 30th July 2015
Ashijit Ganguly, our Guest Faculty in Cinematography introduced our P.G. students to the world of Cinematography and Videography. Mr. Ganguly visited XCOMM and took classes on Basics of Electronic Cinematography for TV from 3rd to 7th July 2015.
Pradyuman Maheshwari, Adjunct Professor at Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communications & Editor-in-Chief of MxMIndia Pvt. Ltd. visited us and took a Basic Course in Writing for Journalism from 20-24 July for the students of XCOMM.
Fr. George Sebastian Vallocheril, Director of Thanmaya Jesuit Media Centre (Kottayam, Kerala) and Visiting Faculty at XCOMM took an intensive course on Film Studies and Film Appreciation from 13th to 17th July for our students at Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM).