Jan 4, 2009

Studio V Launching

It's 2/1/09 when I received the invitation through my email.

Dear ABC2 students,
Greetings! Happy New Year to all of you.

I would like to invite you for a facility visit to Studio-V at One Utama, to give you a better idea how a radio station like StarRfm branch out from traditional radio airwaves to meet their listeners in shopping mall, by conducting live broadcast from a flagship studio (transparent glass, witness LIVE broadcast!).

Date: 3rd January 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 11.00am (pls arrive at 10.45am)
Venue: Studio-V @ One Utama (1U Rainforest section)
PIC (Stu visit): Mr. Edmund Lai

(part of the email from Ms Lim)

So below here is the video reported in The Star online news. For those ABC2 students who din attend the event, this is basically what is all about. You'll find me and Khai Yeat in the news.

As many of you know, I won't leave my house without my compact camera, especially to an event. So, I left my house at 9.30am to settle a couple of things that I need to do before the event. (TBR printing shop & car workshop). Then, roughly around, 10.20am, I set off to the destination with Khai Yeat and Hui Hsien (thanks for fetching me). Lucky enough for us, there was no traffic jam. So we reached there around 10.50am.

Right after we reached the location where we should meet up with Ms Lim, as usual registration need to be done.

Registration Counter

The registration counter.

Next, three of us and few other Tarcians wait by the side for the VIPs to arrive. Without them, there will be no launching. Hahaha...

While we were waiting, drums, plastic bottles, cans, pails, cane, wok, and many other instruments, can be heard. They were used to create a nice rhythm to welcome the public to the event. The Drum Circle performance was performed by The Star Brats. Later, me and Hui Hsien were recruit to be part of them. Was so blur when they asked me to join in. No idea of their rhythm and tempo. So, I slowly learned and get it. Phew! Luckily I got it before the VIPs arrived. Hence, both of us joined them to welcome the VIPS Datuk Teo (1U Director) and Datin Linda (The Star Publications Group Managing Director/CEO).

(taken from The Star online publication : Sunday January 4, 2009)

Here is the host of the day for this event

Host of The Day

Wears in red, she brings the VIPs for a tour around the studio.

I managed to slip myself in between the crowd to get closer to snap some photos. Hahaha... Being short, one of the crew, I think, allowed me to move to the front. Thanks to him.
Many photographers hold their DSLR. But I only hold a compact camera. What a "shy case", some of you will say. That is what I used to say. But now, I'm thinking, so what? Compact is still a camera. Cameras are used to capture the moments. So here are some of the pictures of the VIPs during the VIP Studio V Tour.

Here is a closer looked at both Datuk Teo and Datin Linda

The VIPs on Cam

In this studio, the VIPs were shown to some clips, such as the pre recorded video on the ealier session of RED fm broadcast, news, and most importantly, Studio V crews self made CNY MTV. This is why the VIPs were having a good laugh in there. Well, I myself who watched it too can stop laughing too.

VIPS laughing

VIPs having a good laugh over the MTV

This whole event is not only about the lauching of this studio, but also, The Star is looking for new talents to be part of them. They are looking for new faces for their Newscaster. So, those who are interested, don't feel shy to go and try it out. I've tried. But of course, the audition started of with Datin Linda. She was the first person to do the tryout.


Datin Teo's try out

Here is how it looks like behind the scene before a news goes on air. For readers who don't know or not exposed to this field, here is a rough picture how it looks like behind the scene.

Bahind the scene @ Studio V

Behind the scene

Studio V is not about video, but also radio. Red fm, 988 fm, and Suria fm, are the stations that will used this studio to air their programs. Well, corpetations needed from these three stations. There is only one studio for radio. So, only selected program from each station for certain time slot will used this place. Crossover too can be done from here from their main studio. That was done by Red fm earlier. When there are any celebrities interview sessions, they will be held here. And most importantly, fans or any listeners in the shopping mall can stop by to join in the interview session. This is the main purpose of the studio here. They want to get more closer to the listeners.

DJ Tryout

One of the staff tryout to be DJ (apology for not knowing the name and designation)

Well, enough of the VIPs, so now we move on to the most interesting part. The first floor of the studio. This is what they labelled it as the "Interactive Room". When I followed the VIPs to the section, I was amazed with the whole setting. Why? These pics will tell you why.


Interaction between public and broadcaster. The background is where public can create their own album.

Questions? Album? Yeah! That's right. Those who loves to sing, and have a dream to make their own album, you can do it here, in the spherical cubic. However, yesterday, we were told they were not complete just yet. Yeah! Is "they". There are two sets of it. Next, they have Wii and Play Station. Do I hear "WOW" from you? Not only that they do have computers ready for public to browse through the online news.

Play Wii

A staff assisting a girl with the function of Wii


Two boys were having fun with the PS.

Yesterday, in the interactive room, it was not tatally about playing game. But also you can win some vouchers by winning the game in either Wii or PS. See... Have fun and win something. Me, Hui Hsien, and Khai Yet, won some :)

Curiorsity on which job that suits you, they have the career advisor from StarJob search staff to help us out. I've done mine. And it turns out to be adventurous. Am I? Yeah. Followed close by creating and investigating. Looks like I'm in the right field now.


Which is yours?

So many things what other people do. So now, is our TARCIANs moment. First come to first, we sat near the stage and enjoy the activities organised by the three radio stations' crews and DJs. We won ourselves some vouchers fron Starbucks, Jusco, and Home of Hormony.


988 FM crews giving out vouchers by asking selected audience to sing, dance, and eat mini mandarin oranges (this is where me and Hui Hsien won some vouchers here).

Here is the Suria.fm DJs. In between we did win some prize from Red.fm too. During the Red.fm session, we were asked to guess the characters from movies y listening to the audio clips. However, when it reached the Suria.fm session, we have to leave to second session of our day of the event.


Suria. fm crews

And secondly, we have tour around the studio. Is my second tour, actually. Hehehe... But this second tour gave me a clearer picture. Cause we have tour guides and the crews to explain to us personally.

Red.fm DJ

Red.fm DJ and two tour guides explain to us the details

The Star (Big Screen)

The Big Screen for public to browse through the daily newspapers. Hand movement detection technology is used to flip the newspapers.

During the tour in the studio, we got the chance to try be a newscaster. Only me and Khai Yeat got the chance to try it out. It was fun. The crews there did point out where we have gone wrong, and why is our reading fast and how to imporve it. Well, a bunch of thanks to all of them. we really had learned a lot through this tour.

TARC Student's Tryout

Khai Yeat on audition while others looked on.

Behind The Scene

So, that is basically what we have. Of course we did tour to the Interactive Room. That's where we end our tour. Hope that I din miss anything out.



weisin said...

the picture of Wii, the staff assisting the little girl!!!
I actually know this guy, a friend of mine, working in The Star...
hahahahhaa...spoted someone!

G.A.Y said...

wah... the world is so small...