Reported live from NTU
By YOG correspondent Vivien Wee:
Imagine crafting the sequence of events for the Opening Ceremony of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games (SYOG).
That is what the students from NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) have to face in their Special Topics course, where the special topic this year is SYOG 2010.
The best part? Students don’t just sit in class and talk about SYOG, they actually talk to the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) to make their ideas happen, in reality, at the Games in 2010.
Students from the Olympics Character Design Class presented a mass variety of cute – grotesque – edgy – fanciful mascot ideas. (check out the photos!)
Two teams from the Trick Film Lab Class screened short video trailers boasting their work with special effects – one video saw the use of depth perception tricks (ala LOTR hobbit style) so the people were the size of a basketball!
Finally, student groups under the Design Experiences class proposed their ideas of what would happen at the SYOG Opening Ceremony.
Architecture models were built, fantastic animated walk-through videos of the Youth Olympic Village grounds were shown and feedback given.