Cooperation and participation in the television
magazine “Open Asia”
Originality of the TV project “Open Asia” consists
in joint work of the creative team of Internews Kazakhstan,
non-government stations in regions of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and independent journalists.
Internews for its part assists to regional stations
in production of video stories. We send videotapes for shooting and
editing when necessary. If a station does not have an opportunity to
do quality editing, initial video material along with scenario
script and decoding are sent to Internews Kazakhstan. In this case
we edit it ourselves. Internews also helps with the translation into
Apart from shooting and editing of personal video stories, editing
of the TV magazine, Internews coordinates preparation of stories on
local stations and provides independent authors with an opportunity
to shoot and edit a story. It is supposed that in the near future
non-state stations and participants of the joint project will
prepare almost all of the program stories.
Wouldn’t you agree that today it is hard to find a
TV company, which can provide you with an opportunity to shoot a
high-quality documentary. And it is unlikely that you will be able
to receive professional consultations in the process of preparation
to shooting, during shouting, writing of a script and editing, at
some other place than Internews Kazakhstan.
In order to get an opportunity to shoot and edit a
story, the authors (employees of television companies, as well as
independent authors) need to present the topic for their future
story in the form of scenario script plan. The script has to include
1) A problem or an issue of a story.
2) Available information on this topic.
3) Supposed points of views and opinions on the given topic (interview-comments).
4) Supposed character, whose portrait will help to disclose a
conflict, problem, answer the story’s question more clearly.
5) Supposed strong video.
Mandatory condition of cooperation is the constant
contact between story’s authors and producer of ‘Open Asia’ program.
The best contact method is e-mail, due to which there is an
opportunity for quick delivery of story texts to, as well as reviews
and recommendations of producer.
After approving a topic for production, an author,
in accordance with confirmed work schedule, receives an opportunity
to shoot and edit. Highly qualified cameramen from Internews carry
out the video shooting on digital equipment of DV CAM format.
Editing is carried out on non-linear editing systems.
Each video story broadcasted in ‘Open Asia’ program
is paid in accordance with the fee schedule.
Cooperation between a station and Internews is
documented by an agreement. According to the agreement Internews
takes on responsibility to produce the program and send it to a
station in proper time. A station takes on responsibilities: to show
the program during approved time, provide all conditions for
preparation of stories on this station and to send them for program
editing in time.
Equipment of S-VHS, DV, DVCAM and BETACAM formats is used in the
production process of the television magazine. Editing of video
stories and programs is carried out on computer station of
non-linear editing. The program is distributed on S-VHS or VHS, DV,
DVCAM, BETACAM and SP tapes for stations’ convenience.
Internews creative team, which works on the TV
magazine ‘Open Asia’, is looking forward to your suggestions.
If you have any questions regarding cooperation and
viewing of ‘Open Asia’ programs, please, contact Internews
Technical director – Ahmed