Angel Chan (right) wins the Commendation Award at the 2016 TVB Inter-Collegiate Documentary Competition


陳凱兒(右)在第三屆「TVB 大專紀實短片比賽」勇奪優異獎

Date: 29 Aug 2016 (Monday)

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Journalism student claims Commendation Award at inter-collegiate documentary competition

新聞系學生勇奪新聞短片製作優異獎

Angel Chan (Broadcast Journalism, Year 4) won the Commendation Award for her work entitled Angels in the Dark at the 2016 TVB Inter-Collegiate Documentary Competition. An award from this annual competition has gone to students of HKBU every single year since it began in 2014.
 
Angel said that Hong Kong society pays a lot of attention to issues of patients suffering from mental illnesses but the difficulties and pressure facing family members who have to take care of them are not discussed much, therefore she chose this topic for her in-depth report. She took five months to complete the documentary, from writing the story line and researching information to arranging interviews and post production work. For her, getting consent from potential interviewees was the most difficult task: “Family members often worry about how the patient would react and feel when the documentary is on air, so they reject the interview outright.”
 
She applied a lot of techniques learnt from documentaries on cases of family violence and sexual abuse which protect the identities of the interviewees, such as voice alteration, pixelisation, and so forth. 
 
Angel is very grateful to Mr Fung Tak-hung and Mr Sum Wan-wah, part-time Lecturers of the Department of Journalism, for their guidance throughout the production. She also thanked Ms Bonnie Chiu, Associate Head and Mr Bruce Lui, Senior Lecturer of the Department for their help in the past few years. “They helped me a lot to improve my relaxed pronunciation. If not for them, I could not have been able to do the voice over, complete the documentary, not to mention win the award,” she said. 
 
Now in its third year, the competition presents three awards – a Grand Jury Prize and two Commendation Awards. Participants from local tertiary institutions are required to produce a documentary of around nine minutes on social issues in Hong Kong, which comply with the Generic Code of Practice on Television Advertising Standards. The winning work will be aired on 3 September on TVB Jade.

陳凱兒(廣播新聞,四年級)於第三屆「TVB 大專紀實短片比賽」,憑新聞短片《心病背後的天使》擊敗來自多所院校的隊伍,勇奪優異獎。這是浸大學生自該比賽2014年首辦以來,連續第三年奪得獎項。
 
凱兒表示,精神病患者一直是社會關注的議題,但較少探討其家人在照顧或與精神病患者同住所面對的困難及壓力,因此決定以此為報道題目。由構思、資料蒐集、安排訪問到後期製作,凱兒總共花了五個月才完成短片,當中最大的困難在於尋找受訪者。她說:「不少受訪者擔心報道播出後,可能會刺激患者情緒,所以不願意接受訪問。」即使應邀受訪的,都要做足保護措施,她參考了家庭暴力或性侵犯的類似報道手法,包括改變受訪者聲音、模糊臉容等,避免他們被觀眾辨識。
 
凱兒感謝新聞系的支持,包括兼職講師馮德雄先生及岑蘊華先生在短片拍攝過程中提供的建議,還有副系主任趙麗如女士及高級導師呂秉權多年來的指導,她說:「我的懶音很重,他們很有耐心幫助我改善,否則我根本不可能配音、完成短片,更遑論得獎。」
 
「TVB 大專紀實短片比賽」共設三個獎項,包括一個「評審大獎」及兩個「優異獎」,參賽隊伍需製作約九分鐘關於香港社會時事的主題而符合《電視通用業務守則》的紀實短片。得獎作品將於9月3日在翡翠台播出。