What a day! It all started last night when I arrived in Stirling accompanied by my colleagues Kay, Vivien and Lynne, and seven students representing the various schools in the PiE project. PiE has been involved in the preparation of the Scottish CILT and LT Scotland. In the early stages of planning I had suggested that we could use a group of students to work as a media team and make a record of the conference.
All the students had previously taken part in our film-making activities and were confident using the camera and carrying out interviews. We did some extra training with the students, particularly on the techniques involved in podcasting, and by the Saturday morning they had their shooting plan, their storyboards and their camera batteris fully charged!
Throughout the day the students filmed interviews with various speakers and participants. They also recorded interviews on iRiver mp3 players which will ultimately be edited (hopefully by Ewan!) into podcasts.
See the PiE site for more information on the input of PiE staff on the day in terms of presentations.
We had a fairly hectic afternoon trying to edit together the final movie. Nevertheless we made our deadline and during the final plenary session the movie was shown to the conference participants. The students did brilliantly, and we hope to publish the movie on the PiE website very soon.