KKU joins village sages to train the youths in radio drama production to raise incomes and open a digital drama listening audience

Khon Kaen University joins Vatasil Institute and Focus Advertising Co.Ltd., to organize a workshop: “Create Work, Create Job, Create Incomes from Voice Drama” for a group of youths and the public in general. The objective is to answer the creative economy issue.

Monday October 5, 2020 at Khum Si Than Room 1, Art and Cultural Center, Khon Kaen University – The Art, Culture and Creative Economy Section of Khon Kaen University cooperating with Vatasil Institute and Focus Advertising Co.Ltd. met the press to release news on a workshop: “Create Work, Create Job, Create Incomes from Voice Drama”. The aim is to build incomes from radio drama production. At the event, Dr. Laddawan Seepachai, Director of Art and Cultural Center gave a welcoming address to attendants. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niyom Wongpongkham, Vice President for Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Khun Apicha Kittisuwan, Executive Director of Focus Advertising Co.Ltd. and Ajarn Malida Pathumtanasap, Director of Vatasil Institute joined in releasing the news. Among those representing KKU were Dr. Kittisan Sriraksa, Assistant to the President for Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Ajarn Natsamol Tanakulrungsarit, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Orathai Pia-ura, Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Asst. Prof. Dr. Homhuan Buarapa, Advisor of Art and Cultural Center. And among those attended were the news reporters, experts in voice drama, teachers and students totaling over 100 people.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niyom Wongpongkham, Vice President for Art, Culture and Creative Economy
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niyom Wongpongkham, Vice President for Art, Culture and Creative Economy

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niyom Wongpongkham, Vice President for Art, Culture and Creative Economy said that Khon Kaen University is prepared to support the roots of all kinds of Isan arts and cultures such as can be seen in khaen dancing contest, Mo Din Daeng Folk music, stage drama, single khaen contest, short-film contest in the Khaen Movies Festival, Thai music contest, Mo Lam Klon club, Isan Heritage Award. “Create Work, Create Job, Create Incomes from Voice Drama” is the new one among those, which answer the mission of KKU: creative economy. The workshop will help support Isan culture that appears in voice drama until it can be produced to raise incomes and remains sustainably into the future.

Khun Apicha Kittisuwan, Executive Director of Focus Advertising Co.Ltd.
Khun Apicha Kittisuwan, Executive Director of Focus Advertising Co.Ltd.

Khun Apicha Kittisuwan, Executive Director of Focus Advertising Co.Ltd. said that the company believes voice drama can be podcast and restore the radio drama in the past as in series, now by the power of the new generation that will be trained by old teachers through the workshop training streamers or youtubers. It is expected that this can create income for the new generation at at least 50,000 baht per month.

Ajarn Malida Pathumtanasap, Director of Vatasil Institute explained
Ajarn Malida Pathumtanasap, Director of Vatasil Institute explained

Ajarn Malida Pathumtanasap, Director of Vatasil Institute explained that the first issue is to conserve Isan dialect and the second is to transfer the Isan dialect by means of voice drama. Voice drama production requires enthusiasm and imagination. Voice is important and necessary in making listeners follow the program. It doesn’t matter what occupation, oral communication can bring one’s success. Therefore, she would like to transfer this knowledge to the youths.

Miss Pichsinee Saratham
Miss Pichsinee Saratham

Miss Pichsinee Saratham, a 10th grader of Srisangwan School, Khon Kaen expressed her feeling towards the voice drama that it is fun and enables her to use imagination. She wants to dub Disney cartoon and would tell the younger ones at her school. Today she learned something that is useful for herself. She believed she could make incomes for herself from this. There are lots of jobs in cartoon dubbing these days, especially when these are done online such as through Facebook, Youtube, etc.

Mr. Bunpitak Saisuwan
Mr. Bunpitak Saisuwan

Mr. Bunpitak Saisuwan, a 10th grader of Srisangwan School, Khon Kaen said that after listening to the voice drama by the expert, he was able to imagine. When one does not see and only hears the drama, imagination comes. He wants to narrate games or stream games. He wants to use voice drama to narrate tales through the line radio for friends at school to listen, for example Aesop tales that teach moral lessons. He expects that at the workshop he would obtain knowledge from experts to creates income by producing voice drama through Youtube, Podcast, or he can dub movies and stream games, which are the jobs of his generation. It is certain that he can build incomes for himself.

KKU Art and Cultural Center, Vatasil Institute and Focus Arena see the importance of communication that builds occupation and incomes for KKU students, high school students and the public in general who are interested in dubbing radio drama. This is also conservation and succeeding of art and performances of Isan locals by transferring them to younger generation so that they could earn incomes from dubbing dramas or movies, from playwriting and from working behind the scene.

The workshop is scheduled on Friday October 23, 2020 at Focus Arena and on Saturday October 24 at Khum Si Than Room 1, Art and Cultural Center, Khon Kaen University, free of charge. For more details contact Khun Tai, Tel. 062-2415116.

    

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News / Photos: Jiraporn Prathumchai