This week, The Journal sets its eye on two themes: the first half of the show encourages you to follow your passions, and the second half explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has made lasting changes – with an interlude of stand-up comedy.
Hayley and Alejandro host. They take us through four short documentaries.
First is Alejandro’s documentary about a young Mexican girl moving to Toronto to pursue her dream of becoming an architect.
Next is Darina’s documentary about a girl following her dream of becoming a coder in largely male dominated field.
The Journal then gets a visit from local comedian Will P-Amaral, who delivers some laughs and good times.
The performance is followed up by Ashley’s documentary about a guy who is always chipper and cheery, and managed to stay consistently positive even throughout the pandemic.
The last of the personal documentaries takes up the lacking cycling infrastructure in Toronto and how the pandemic thrust ahead the City’s plan to add much needed bike paths throughout the city.
Lastly, students from Centennial College and from Portsmouth University in the UK go for A Walk Together while they explore nature reserves in their respective cities.
Senior Show Producer: Rasmus Groth
Director: Hedy Läets
Writer: Ashley Marciano
Live Producer: Alejandro Ruiz Birke
Associate Producer: Panayiota Markou
Hosts: Hayley Manship, Alejandro Ruiz Birke
Technical Director: Darina Kucheruk
Assistant Director: Ashley Marciano
Graphics: Darina Kucheruk
Audio: Kyle Hornilla, Jess Carreiro
Prompter: Rasmus Groth
Floor Manager: Panayiota Markou
Special Thanks to Will P-Amaral
Executive Producer: Jeannette Loakman
Fluffing a Duck – Vanoss Gaming Background Music
Emotional Sad Piano Music | Touch
90s TV Show Music
“PIECE OF HOME”
- Directed and produced: Alejandro Ruiz Birke
- With Arantza Arriola
- Directed and produced: Darina Kucheruk
- With Jane Glazycheva
“DAILY DOSE OF SMILE”
- Directed and produced: Ashley Marciano
- With Alfonso Manalo
“THE PATH LESS CYCLED”
- Directed and produced: Rasmus Groth
- With Emma Vredenburg
The Journal is a show that airs annually, where broadcasting students from generation to generation are able to showcase a compilation of their best documentary films. With each year brings a new set of talented students, who share the same creative desire to become masters in the art of filmmaking.
The Journal is 30 minutes of live television, written, produced and performed solely by students in their fourth semester of Centennial College’s Broadcasting program which covers Film, Television, Radio & Digital Media. Students are placed in a real TV studio, equipped with state-of-the-art cameras and high-performance lighting. The show occurs in real time, as students intensely prepare for the big day to simulate Live Television and experience troubleshooting during high-pressure situations.