Interviewee: Clyde Lhui
Interviewed by: Jacey Teoh
1) What is an average CCA session like?
We have training on Wednesdays and Fridays.
At the start of training, we usually gather as a club for announcements. After that, we split up into our various modules – Photo, Video, Design and Press for our module specific training. Module activities are usually independently planned and executed. During modular training we learn various skills that are related to our module. For example, in Photo module, we go out for photo runs, practice various photography techniques and learn how to edit photos.
Occasionally, we get pulled out of modular training to prepare for various school events. Sometimes we go out for external workshops or attend in-school workshops as a club.
2) What do you enjoy most about your CCA?
What’s there not to love about Media? Media is awesome for so many reasons: the environment for learning new skills, the fun activities that we get to do every week, and of course all the wonderful people in the club.
If I had to choose the thing that I enjoy the most, it would probably be the opportunity to be a part of something greater than ourselves. Having been a part of the “behind-the-scenes” group for so many school events, I’ve seen the importance of our work. From taking photos for so many school events to setting up AV systems for those very events to making videos for the school, Media has been a major part of almost everything that happens in EJ. As a member of the photo module, I had the chance to take photos for quite a few school events. Capturing all the precious moments of all the school events and seeing people enjoy the photos is truly amazing. You won’t find this kind of opportunity anywhere else and that’s why Media is awesome.
3) As seniors, what is your CCA looking out for in prospective members?
The word is PASSION! We spend a lot of time during our training sessions learning new skills and having members who are eager to learn and eager to share their skills with the rest of the club helps make the club a positive learning environment for everyone. Skills are not that important as most of the required skills will be taught during training sessions. Some of my batch mates came in not knowing how to turn on a camera and left with their photos on the school website.
I also think that being open-minded is quite important too! The art of media is very subjective and unlike something like say, physics (which I love dearly), where the answers are relatively straightforward, you can only get better at producing media works by engaging with the community and sharpening your artistic vision.
4) What do you think was the highlight for your CCA last year?
Hmmmm… Media club didn’t really have any highlights last year cause we were the highlight of last year. XD
Jokes aside, I can’t really think of one last year but this year we had our first CCA camp! It was really fun and having a complete CCA with juniors and seniors was really awesome. I was involved in planning the camp and overall, things went pretty well!