Panasonic to provide chance for athletes to produce own films at Winter Youth Olympic Games
Panasonic is set to help young athletes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) share their personal experiences through a project that is part of the Learn & Share programme.
The Japanese company, a member of the The Olympic Programme (TOP) sponsorship scheme in the category for audio, television and video equipment since 1987, will provide its cutting-edge wearable action cameras and handheld camcorders for the YOG Athlete Point of View (POV) workshops.
The scheme is being organied by Olympic Broadcasting Services, giving young athletes the opportunity to shoot and edit a video story from their own point of view during the Games, due to open here tomorrow.
The “Shooting Your Story” and “Editing Your Story” sessions will be held throughout the YOG as part of the Learn & Share Programme, teaching young athletes about the storytelling process, as well as technical skills such as composition, shooting angles and editing.
The athletes will be encouraged to use these techniques to produce creative and original films that show what life is like for participants at the YOG, including their training experiences, the Youth Olympic Village, other Learn & Share activities or anything else they find interesting here.
A total of 1,100 young athletes from 71 countries are expected to compete in seven sports at the Games, scheduled to last until February 21.
- By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Lillehammer
- republished with permission insidethegames.biz