These kids rock “Doc Alert 2”! The new young documentary filmmakers are about to come out of shells

Making a documentary film is a great way to engage students and develop a wide range of skills. We wish the universities around Thailand will develop more programs to encourage the student to challenge themselves.

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“Doc Alert 2” is the documentary filmmaking workshop and challenge combines in-class instruction with hands-on experience in non-fiction storytelling. Designed by Documania Co., Ltd, students will learn to cultivate ideas, shooting techniques, pitching, and public presentation skills. They also will gain an understanding of the roles directors, producers, cinematographers, sound mixers, and editors play in film production. Working in teams, students will produce a short observational film.

The 3 days of intensive training has been passed. It filled with an emotional rollercoaster.

It was excellent for developing the children’s speaking and listening skills, as they had to take responsibility for preparing questions and carrying out an interview. It was great to see them working as a team.

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Chanin Chamachote, the CEO of Documania Co.,ltd gave a press announcement with a support from Thai Media Fund, DN Broadcast co., Ltd and Royal Initiative Discovery Foundation. We talked about the future of the world wide’s taste of documentary trend that we should achieve and how to encourage Thai students to break their mundane boundaries. The program revealed the 5 teams from 4 universities (but only 1 will be the winner) all their works will be released on the NEW18 channel.

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It’s time to prove that student documentary is not just a flashy style.
Good storytelling comes from within. True documentaries reflect honesty, passion, and the connection a director makes with his subject. And Doc Alert 2 will be the good start.

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2018 Sunny Side of the Doc was a blast with Thai documentary makers

It was such a thrilling year of marketplace events, discoveries & encounters. The sun keeps on shining in La Rochelle and the team just got back from the summer break, 24- 28 June 2018

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Thailand’s top documentary production companies make their second visit in La Rochelle at SSD 2018 The first day of Documania at the Sunny side of the Doc 2018 in La Rochelle, France, seemed to be a pretty good day. It’s a world markets place that dedicated to documentary and factual content.

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Thailand DOCS Group(TDG) consists of Thailand’s top 10 documentary production companies. The members of our delegation include Documania, TV Burapha, Payai Creation, D.Documentary, Thai Documentary Global Intercommunication, JSL Global Media , Wishtrend, Twentyfifty and Yodmanu Pamornmontri. This year event felt more like a family reunion, supported by the Ministry of Commerce’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP).

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We look forward to sharing our vast range of documentary content that deals with social issues, history, art & culture, human interest, food & travel, wildlife, and design. We are also hoping to forge new relationships with potential co-production partners, broadcasters, and distributors all over the world.

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Sunny Side of the Doc has world-renowned pithing sessions that we must attend. The 6 pitching sessions (NATURAL HISTORY & WILDLIFE / ARTS & CULTURE / SOCIAL & HUMAN INTEREST / SCIENCE /CULTURE & DIGITAL CREATION/ HISTORY) have been presented across the week (Monday, June 25 – Thursday, 28 2018) by creative teams from all over the world to pitch their projects in development, in front of 350+ international decision makers and distributors, guided by expert moderators.

42 original projects from about 11 different countries were pitched live for funding and industry leaders’ insight at Sunny Side of the Doc 2018.  Every team had only 7 minutes to capture the decision makers.

So, this is a great opportunity to explore the factual market and create new opportunities for industry professionals to make stories and partnerships go from local to global.

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2018 Sunny Side of the Doc is an extraordinary opportunity for Thailand documentary filmmakers to show their competency and skills in producing quality international documentaries which can be listed on the ‘front line’ of world-class documentary producers. Nowadays, Thailand’s leading documentary filmmakers are gathering as a one band name ‘Thailand Documentary Group’ which is currently developing into an association. Our goal is aimed true, to develop our capabilities as well as to support and develop our personnel in the field of documentary production in Thailand.

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Insight Thainess : Gold from the Ancients

The remains of an ancient city tell a story of its glorious past. The architectural legacy of the once prosperous kingdom of Sukhothai is a testimony of the predominant temples that existed in this former capital of Siam. After nearly a millennium, the glory of this ancient city is still evident, arousing visitors’ imagination and desire to search for its timeless heritage.

The small community of Si Satchanalai is where exquisite handicraft articles are produced. It began with a Chinese goldsmith named Chuea Wongyai, who bestowed his craftsmanship on local artisans, enabling them to inherit and continue the master goldsmith’s expertise in Siam.

The secret of the beauty of ancient gold ornaments has been passed on to the present generation. Some patterns have been modified and more techniques have been created to interlace gold filaments with gold beads of varying designs. Such secret is the hallmark of Ban Thong Som Samai, whose gold articles are characterized by unrivaled craftsmanship.

Ban Thong Som Samai’s goldsmiths have played a major role in re-introducing Sukhothai’s gold ornament tradition. Their carved golden articles are modeled after the architecture of the ancient structures of the Si Satchanalai Historical Park. Today, Sukhothai gold not only manifests superior beauty but also tells a vivid story of the once glorious kingdom.

 

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Tourism Authority of Thailand

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Insight Thainess : The Art of Andaman Batik Fabric

The dawning sun is weaving its bright light over the land filling every life with cheers and energy.  The local inhabitants of Ko Yao Noi, an island of Phang Nga province begin their day’s work early.  Some fishermen are heading back ashore, ready to trade their catch for some cash.  Both the land and the sea here offer abundant natural resources for the locals, whose simple yet graceful daily routines are depicted on local handicraft items.

As a time-honoured work of art that reflects the local way of life, batik fabric with colourful patterns has long represented the unique identity of people in Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula.  Inspired by the natural surroundings, batik artists sketch images of various objects; such as; flowers, sea waves and marine creatures, on the fabric. Such patterns depict the artists’ real-life experience and, therefore, vary from one area to another. Yet there is one concept that all batik pieces represent: life overflowing with happiness and merriment.

Documania

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Tourism Authority of Thailand

www.tatnews.org

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Insight Thainess : The Riviera of the Salt Field

The Gulf of Thailand is an area full of marine resources and coastal resources, rich with shrimps, mussels, crabs, and fish. On the lowland coastal plain ranging from Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram and Phetchaburi province, there are local farmers who make salt from seawater.

Ban Laem district has many white fields, which is a product of the seawater of the Gulf of Thailand. Seawater is released into the pond to wait for the change to become crystallized white salt and full of nutritional value. Thai people transform locally available ingredients into processed food; it is even used as a flavoring for Thai desserts.

Bang Tabun residents bring salt to use when making some local products; such as, shrimp paste, fish sauce and other kinds of seafood products. The riviera road along the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand is always open for travelers to have new experiences.

Documania
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Tourism Authority of Thailand
www.tatnews.org

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Insight Thainess : “Mango with Sticky Rice”

Noting can beat Mango in the mid-summer. A chorus of cicadas is the rhythm and signal of summer, as well as the time for plenty of seasonal fruits. Amphawa, Samut Songkhram is one of the Thai communities that lives a simple lifestyle among various fruit orchards. The fruits that blossom and grow here are mostly coconuts, pomelos, lychees, and mangos.


Mango is a popular Thai homegrown fruit tree for shade, and we use the mango for consumption. The Thai people use creativity to select what surrounds them to make as food. The Thais also have wisdom in wisely making good use of the fruit production. They will carefully pick the old mangos from its tree to ripen for the sweet-sour taste, which the Thais believe that they give a refreshing fragrance and are best to be served with sticky rice and coconut milk. “Mango with Sticky Rice” is best served during summertime. This is the simplest happiness you can easily find in a Thai household.
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Documania
www.documaniabangkok.com
Tourism Authority of Thailand
www.tatnews.org

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