The Trinity College Media Unit is one of the most active clubs in the Upper School providing sounds, photography, multimedia, announcing facilities and technical support throughout 2018.
The Media Unit welcomed its new teacher-in-charge Mrs U. Bandara at the beginning of the year, anticipating a great year ahead.
The year’s committee consisted of Master S.P.N.V. Illukkumbure as the President, Master L.M.N. Amarakoon as the Vice President, Master M. De Silva as the Secretary, Master M. Abeywickrama as the Coordinator, Master S.M. Angekumbure as the Treasurer, Master C.I. Wijerathne as the Assistant Treasurer, Master A.S. Hameed as the Assistant Secretary, and Master M. Ganegoda as the Assistant Coordinator.
Apart from being covering events, the Media Unit has provided multimedia and technical assistance to the morning assemblies, workshops and religious meetings as well.
As usual, the club set off to work in January, after the annual intake of new members. Throughout the year the Media Unit has covered more the 80 major events, which included the “Inter-house athletic meet”, “Prize Giving“, “The Annual Pirith ceremony“, “Musicals to Movies- Mind Your Music” and concluding duties of the year with “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols“.
The Media Unit also did a live web cast of the 101st Big match in collaboration with the Antonian Media Unit for the 3rd consecutive time, while giving out live scores and updates through the official YouTube channel and the Trinity College Media app.
Besides the day-to-day duties, the club was more focused on developing the skills of the members by organizing workshops for announcing, sound management, photography, etc.
The club also worked on getting familiar with the new hall equipment donated by the Batch of 1993. We also had a sound engineering workshop for a selected group of boys, conducted by a technician from Yamaha.
Although the Media Unit did not have any highlights this year, a new concept of ‘Aerial Videography and Photography’ was introduced by the new Assistant Media Coordinator, Mr Chethaka Athukorala (an old boy), who was employed by the school to handle all the media related work along with the Media Unit, to train the members of the club to take and edit photographs, and increasing the club’s active presence at events and the efficiency of its work.
The Media Unit continues to regularly update its official Facebook and Instagram pages, uploading high-quality pictures of the major events that happened throughout the year to its Facebook page and the Trinity College Flickr site.
People often do not see the the work that members of our club do as most of our members are either behind cameras or handling sounds away from a stage. However, the Media Unit was unable to organize an event of its own due to various constraints. We hope to rectify this matter during the tenure of next year as the club is now on a progressive road in all its work.
The members of the Media Unit along with its committee wishes to acknowledge all the staff members, students and members of the other clubs, societies and sports activities for working with us, and especially Mrs U. Bandara, the teacher-in-charge for providing the required guidance and advice for all the members, and Mr Chethaka Athukorala for assisting us in every possible way, making sure the club’s work is done efficiently and maintaining its standards.
As we pioneer in the use of new technology, the Media Unit wishes to play a big role in the development of the College, encouraging Trinitians to learn and experience all aspects of media and be a part of every major and minor event in the college.