Intercollege Limassol Communications students get the Mediazone Grand Tour!

On Thursday March the 8th we had the pleasure of hosting Dr Anna Farmaki’s Advertising class as well as Mr. Tsagalas’s communication students from Intercollege Limassol. They made the trip out to the University of Nicosia to visit Mediazone, get the “grand tour” and receive a brief multimedia presentation on the “Evolution of advertising – the move into the online domain” from myself. That was followed by a “quiz / game show” where students got a chance to show what they learned. The students also got a chance to work with all of the Mediazone team and Lab Assistants to get a glimpse into what some of the roles were in a “live to tape” studio control room – via a small workshop. Continue reading

Mediazone hosts High School Career Week!

The  tradition continues as many of the Lyceums sent students out last week to real world employers for an experience that combines both a working and teaching environment. Mediazone was asked specifically if they could host Marianna Papamichael Grade: B’8, School:  Archbishop Makariou C-Dasoupolis for the week. Of course it was our pleasure. It was great having Marianna in Mediazone, who followed a schedule that allowed her to spend time with all employees of Mediazone, giving her a taste of the administrative, creative, technical and service oriented aspects of what Mediazone does, both for the University and for students. Marianna had a very positive attitude and was enthusiastic. She was willing to learn and try new things. She displayed interest and abundant energy  in the various tasks she undertook. Continue reading

Video contests – that pay!

Don’t hesitate another minute!

Calling all starving artists! Film & video contest opportunities await. Just click above and read up on a variety of contests that pay good money to the winners. Get your video viewed! How do you compare with others around the world? Give yourself the chance to showcase your work. If you do decide to enter we can help, just ask! Come on, we know you can use 5000 or 10000 euro!

John Ioannou / Senior Officer

UPDATE: See also below –  for Europeans born in 1991, 1992 or 1993 – win a total of € 6,000 in cash prizes!!

Mediazone Handbook Updates – Have landed!

With the Spring Semester under way – Mediazone has updated the Handbooks for all of our major sections. You will find useful step by step information on the major lending equipment as well as tutorials for using Avid & Wavelab. Many new details have been added with plenty of screen shots. Also by the middle of next week – “Quick reference guides” will be found in the bags of all the Sony pd-170cameras and the Tascam recorders for student convenience. These Handbooks are  your best resource when using equipment & facilities in Mediazone. Remember – its up to you to dive in and grab hold of the tools that we provide for you!

Thanks go to Lab Assistants  Andreas Christophorou, David Kababian as well Mediazone Engineer IT E.S.

John Ioannou / Senior Officer

“Stop! Cut! – Give me the camera – I mean the phone – I have to take this call!”

Well – this wouldn’t actually happen because you would have taken the sim card out of your iphone 4 when shooting a film.

Director Park Chan-wook (shown above) can tell you all about that as he has completed his 30 minute film by shooting it entirely on an iphone 4. He still followed all of the classic film production steps, used the same professional equipment and lenses, all except for the camera. Continue reading

No man is an island unto himself

Quote by: John Donne (1572-1631)

Hello and welcome back!

Spring semester is up & running!!

The Spring Semester is upon us and with it comes improvements. Mediazone – University Of Nicosia is always trying to improve its services, so that students like you have the best possible experience while taking practical courses. We are here to support you. Continue reading