Manipal Institue of Communication needs a Year Book!

January 14, 2008

Let us cut the crap and move on to work at hand.

Year book needs to be developed from a concept to a product. The work as we discussed on New Year post has to start in Jan itself. It will be great if an ed board is formed which will have the best minds* from all classes (batches) in MIC. These representatives need not be elected because we don’t need popular people (read politicians) in ed board. We require capable people who can get the work done, while avoiding ego clashes. How these people will be selected and who will select them, I have no idea..

Once the ed board is ready they can select a design team who can start working on design for the book while a logistics team can work on elements like cost, size, number of pages, number of copies, colour/Black and white etc!

The eds mean while can come up with a theme and start contacting alumni for articles and other columns planned in the book..

Now is this a plan enough? Put your 2 cents in.. lets create a good plan and kick start work on year book…


7 Responses to “Manipal Institue of Communication needs a Year Book!”

  1. Sameer said

    Yes, even i think we will have to get down with biz at the earliest. With regards to the Ed- board i think we wil have to discuss it in the Student council meeting in order to build a proper consensus and process for setting up the ed-board. We wil request one of the faculty member’s to be the faculty coordinator for the over all review of the annual magazine. But again as i mentioned earlier this is a big project we would require staunch enthusiasm from students…merely 4-5 ppl won’t be able to pull this of…so hoping for a active response from the students

  2. | Balu | said

    Ya i agree about the ineterest.. if not enough people are interested might as well scrap the project!

  3. Dear All,

    It gives me pleasure to inform you the first ever book on Video Production in India , authored by me will soon be released. BTW i was faculty member at MIC earlier!
    Pl. visit this link ( to know more about the book.

    I sincerely hope that VIDEO PRODUCTION (Oxford University Press) will fill the gap and prove to be a useful resource for both students and teachers of Mass Communication & Journalism.

    I request you to please spread the word around among your studens/colleagues/acquaintances interested/associated with Journalism & Mass Communication programs.

    by Vasuki Belavadi
    (Oxford University Press)
    Price: Rs. 325/- (inclusive of a demo CD that comes with it free).

    Book description:

    The book is a step-by-step guide on making effective video programmes and provides an in-depth coverage of all aspects of video production—pre-production, production, and post-production. Throughout the book, the key concepts are explained through numerous illustrations, exhibits, figures, exercises, and anecdotes.
    Video Production is a comprehensive textbook designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate degree and diploma students of mass communication courses.
    Beginning with creating an understanding of visual grammar for video production, the book goes on to discuss the parts of a video camera, the roles of the personnel involved, and the three phases of video production. It moves from the conceptual to the practical—discussing in detail scriptwriting, lighting, sound, and editing; single-camera and multi-camera production processes; and the techniques involved in electronic news gathering and electronic field production. Video and broadcast technology and the various delivery options available in India and abroad are also discussed in detail.
    The book will be very useful to students who want to specialise in video production and will also serve as a reference and guide to those interested in taking up video production independently.

    Key features:
    # Places emphasis on the basic techniques of production
    # Reinforces the concepts with well-illustrated photographs, figures, exhibits, and anecdotes
    # Includes checklists for each production stage to help beginners overcome challenges on location
    # Covers scriptwriting extensively, featuring tips and exercises on writing for TV news, documentaries, and fiction
    # Is accompanied by an easy-to-use CD that illustrates the concepts through video clips for better understanding and comprehension

    Readership :
    Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree and diploma students of Mass Communication Courses

    # Visual Language
    # Video Camera and Support Systems
    # Production Personnel: Roles and Responsibilities
    # Single Camera Production: The Process
    # Elements of video production: Scriptwriting
    # Elements of video production: Lighting
    # Elements of video production: Sound
    # Elements of video production: Editing
    # Introduction to multi-camera production: The Video Studio
    # Field Production: ENG and EFP
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    Plus a demo CD-ROM free with every copy of the textbook.

    Thanks and warm regards
    vasuki belavadi
    Reader, Department of Communication
    SN School of Fine Arts, Performing Arts & Communication
    University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
    Phone: 040-23135505 (OFF), 040-23137204 (RES)
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  4. Pearl said

    I’m all for a year book.

    Hey can someone help me with putting up a post for one of our ex-faculty? He’s just released a book he wants to share with us.


  5. Ryan said

    had checked on prices if we go for digital printing 300 copies with 200 pages and 30pages colour it comes to Rs 3,00,000 an d if we go for offset 500 we hav to print minimum and it cime ti Rs 350 per copy.

  6. | Balu | said

    Sounds good to me =D

  7. elvingiri said

    its a bit tricky…the offset thingy would cost us a good 70k!!! we have just 10k…so its highly impossible man…

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