Camp Berlin - Deadlines, group work and guru’s

by Emilija Veselova
On the 6th of February started the most extravagant project I have ever taken part in. So far I have survived the pre-camp, and 3.5 days at Camp Berlin and could not be more exited and tired at the same time.

Camp Berlin re-thinking television is an ambitious project brought to life by Digita, company that transmits radio and television programmes to all people living in every corner of Finland every day of the year, along with 15/30 Research, RayQ and Insano
Campers leaving to the Helsinki airport to catch the flight to Berlin

In December 2012 in group interviews 15 young people were chosen to join the crew for a 9 day long journey to Berlin, Germany where they would have to re-think the concept of the television. I was lucky or unlucky enough to be selected.
Elina, Jenni and Martins listening to the first briefing

At the moment, it is the morning of Day 5. We work hard every day for hours. Connecting started by working in groups of 5, then we were switched into pairs and in a few minutes we will be pitching our ideas to the CEO of Digita. Very exciting.

So far we have had 3 visitors. The most memorable has been the lead singer of band OK, Go Damian Kulash, who visited all the team and gave hints and his insides to the process.
Damian Kulash giving his opinion about concept to the team
Sneaky Warriors

This camp is not about someone telling us what to do and how to do. It is about guidance,  mutual help between participants and the crew and sharing ideas.

There are a lot of things I have learned so far. The main one - TRUST THE PROCESS.

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The author is a student of TAMK Degree Programme in Media
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