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Welcome to RTS Wales - Croeso!
'Docu-soaps', 'Docu-dramas', 'Obs docs' etc, are they documentary? Are they comedy, entertainment? Do they laugh 'at' or 'with' people? The usual discussions that make tele a hot topic of debate, and part of the huge success of The Call Centre was indeed due to people talking about it and then flocking to it in their droves!
Find out more about observational documentaries at Swansea University on the 12th December.
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November Event Report
This year's RTS Wales Centre Annual Lecture, in association with the National Assembly for Wales Commission, was given by Guto Harri, Director of Communications at News UK, under the title "Wales: not on their radar?".
That was in the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay, on the 7th November.
Guto has kindly made a copy of his speech available. (Word doc)
The Welsh Assembly has now made the video of his speech available.
Free Training Sessions
On the same day as our Annual Lecture (above), Fast Train Cymru took place at BBC Broadcasting House. This was a series of events featuring a variety of practical training sessions, including self-shooting, directing and editing, radio, storytelling and creativity, production management, leadership and management skills, and many more.
Read More in the Creative Skillset site
October Event Report
Is consumerism, the hidden driver behind all TV production? What TV news provision does the younger teen audience want? Can the news ever be impartial?
Those were some of the pressing and contentious issues that were debated by academics and broadcasting professionals as part of an Expertise Exchange, run by the Royal Television Society and Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC).
We paired up five academics with five practitioners, to explore five areas of television production. Then on the 24th October the members of each pair gave a short presentation at the University, followed by a discussion with the audience.
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September Event Report
There was a large audience for our panel discussion on the topic of Rhaglenni Plant / Children's Television on the 25th September.
The picture shows Sioned Wyn Roberts (far right), who chaired the discussion, with the panel members.
Our thanks to Boom Pictures in Cardiff for hosting the event, and for showing us their studios.
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UPDATES: A report on the event was shown in Sam ar y Sgrin two days later.
Boom Pictures have now taken over Twofour Group, to become the UK’s biggest independent production group in the nations and regions. Our congratulations to them.
Books and videos about Television in Wales
We have added lists of relevant books and videos, including A Year in the Life of the RTS in Wales, to the site.
Let us know if you can recommend any others.
Our Administrator, Hywel Wiliam, has set up a Facebook page for the Royal Television Society Wales Centre. The page is an informal resource to allow Members and non-Members to share views and opinions about the RTS Wales Centre events and activities. (Log in to Facebook before clicking on the link.)