Twelve children from the Fresh Breath summer camp got to experience first-hand this week the buzz that is generally associated with the news business.
During a tour of Barbados TODAY’s Manor Lodge headquarters on Tuesday, the campers were taken to the various departments and given a general feel for what happens from when a story breaks, to when it is actually disseminated across the company’s expansive multi-media network of over 100,000 free subscribers per day.
They were also able to meet with some of the media personalities and were given a bit of advice on the do’s and don’ts of the profession.
One member of the group also got the opportunity to sit in the news anchor’s chair and showed good potential as she quickly adjusted to reading a prepared script from the prompter, which is never as easy as it seems but gets easier with practice.
During the interactive visit, BT’s Creative and Technical Manager Henry Richards also shared helpful tips on designing for an interactive audience.
However, it was the session with Video Editor Kwame McDowall that proved to be most engaging for the campers as he took them through the process of video editing and developing 3D animation graphics, such as those used to create Lightning McQueen, in the animated Pixar film Cars.
At the end of the tour, the happy campers were gifted with a Barbados TODAY wristbands and pens, while the camp counsellors got BT Charger Ports.