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Workshop on "Video Competition for Tobacco Control" Enhanced students' skills on video production and performance
2009.11.18
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH), together with The School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), co-organize the "Video Competition for Tobacco Control" in the school year 2009-10, with the view of establishing a smoke free environment through the production of creative and educational video by students. To enhance participants' understanding of the competition theme and the creative skills, a free workshop was organized on 14 November 2009 and competition consultant experts were invited to teach the tobacco control information as well as techniques on video production and performance.
 
Ms Lisa LAU, MH JP, Chairman of COSH, introduced "MPOWER", a set of six key tobacco control measures recommended by World Health Organization (WHO), which have been proven to reduce tobacco use. Ms LAU shared the information of tobacco control measures and development in Hong Kong with the perspective of "MPOWER", including tobacco control policy in Hong Kong, updated information about the smoke-free legislation and smoke-free campaigns of COSH etc. Ms LAU hoped that the participants can develop and affirm "say no to smoking" culture and attitude during the production process of smoke-free videos.
 
One of the competition consultants, Professor LAM Tai-hing, Sir Robert Kotewall Professor in Public Health, Chair Professor and Director, School of Public Health, HKU introduced the themes of the Competition including smoking cessation, secondhand smoke and denormalisation of smoking. Prof LAM expected that the competition can increase students'awareness on tobacco control so that they can take part in spreading smoke-free message and promoting the healthy smoke-free lifestyles.
 
Mr LEE Lik-chee, renowned film director, was invited to teach the participants techniques of video production and offered some important tips on video shooting. Mr Lee adopted a relaxed and humorous approach to explain the methods for exploring themes of videos and the techniques of video "post-production". On the other hand, Mr Tyson CHAK, senior actor of PIP Theatre Kids Ltd, also taught the students how to deliver main message through acting, body movement and voice with interactive games, so that participants can adopt the acting skills to express the anti-smoking messages, which makes the video more appealing.
 
The competition offers attractive prizes of a total of $50,000 book coupons. The awards include the Champion, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up and 30 Merits, with some special awards such as the Best Actor, the Best Editing and the Best Sound Effects. All participants will be awarded the certificate of "Video Production and IT Application". The competition is now open for registration. For details and online registration, please visit the link: www.smokefree.hk/youtube.html
 
Public can visit www.smokefree.hk for photos and clips of the workshop.
 
Photo 1
Ms Lisa LAU, MH, JP, COSH Chairman, gave a presentation on MPOWER - tobacco control measures and development in Hong Kong, including tobacco control policy in Hong Kong, updated information about the smoke-free legislation and smoke-free campaigns of COSH.
 
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Prof Tai-Hing LAM, Sir Robert Kotewall Professor in Public Health, Chair Professor and Director, School of Public Health, HKU introduced the themes of the Competition including smoking cessation, secondhand smoke and denormalisation of smoking, which inspired students in exploring themes of the smoke-free videos.
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The attending students took a group photo with the Ms Lisa LAU, MH, JP (COSH Chairman), Prof Tai-Hing LAM (Sir Robert Kotewall Professor in Public Health, Chair Professor and Director, School of Public Health, HKU) and Mr LEE Lik-chee (Renowned film director).
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Mr LEE Lik-chee hosted the workshop on video production and offered some important tips on video shooting.
 
Photo 5
Mr Tyson CHAK (Senior actor of PIP Theatre Kids Ltd) guided the students how to deliver main message through acting, body movement and voice with interactive games.
 
Photo 6
The attending students took a group photo with Mr Tyson CHAK.
 
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